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Windows 7: Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Windows 7 32-bit driver?

26 Aug 2010   #1
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 Windows 7 32-bit driver?

Hi all,

I just installed the 90-day trial of Windows 7 Enterprise on one of my older computers that has 1.2GB RAM, 1.7GHz Intel Pentium 4, 80GB HDD, and a Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 graphics card with 256MB dedicated video memory. Everything is running good, and everything works, including the sound and internet(I didn't need to install drivers for sound and internet). But I cannot find a proper driver for my Nvidia graphics card. I have searched on the Nvidia site, and only found a Vista 32-bit driver. My computer is a HP Compaq Presario 5000, and I looked on the HP drivers website, and they only had XP drivers. The graphics card can go to its full resolution (1280 x 1024) but I cannot turn on Aero. What confuses me is Win7 Upgrade Advisor said that the card was compatible with Aero, yet I cannot get it to work.

Does anybody know of a proper driver for Windows 7 32-bit?

Thanks, help is greatly appreciated!

-McDougal


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26 Aug 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Card may be compatible, but Nvidia dropped support for the FX series a long time ago. Best you're going to get,

ForceWare Release 95

may have to use compatibility mode to get it to install.
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26 Aug 2010   #3
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Thanks for the reply, I'll try that driver. Should I run it in compatibility mode for Vista?
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26 Aug 2010   #4
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

If it is a Viste driver, installing in compatibility mode gives it the best chance of installing correctly.
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26 Aug 2010   #5
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

You shouldn't have to, this driver will install either way. Additionally, I used to have an FX 5200, which is of the same series and I believe you can get the driver just by installing Microsoft Update, it should detect that you need it and allow you to install it.
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26 Aug 2010   #6
McDougal

Windows 8 Pro x64; Win 7 Home Premium x64 SP1 on VirtualBox
 
 

Thanks everybody for the quick help, I installed the driver in compatibility mode for Windows Vista Service Pack 2, and I can now run Aero with transparency and all of the animations. Once again thanks for the help, greatly appreciated!

-McDougal
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26 Aug 2010   #7
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

We're glad to hear you got it working. Hope you enjoy it.
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