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Windows 7: What Gives With Nvidia's Drivers?

21 Jan 2009   #1

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 
What Gives With Nvidia's Drivers?

If I install any video driver updates beyond that which WU wants me to have I end up with an inferior 1280 x 1024 resolution and a grey taskbar and everything is squished. I end up with no nVidia control panel and no higher resolution or landscape setting possible.
I've read the release notes for 181.20 and 181.22 beta and they both supposedly support 1680 x 1050 x 32 @ 60hz W/S for my 7600GS card.
So what gives?
I seem to be doomed to be forever stuck with 179.23, not that I suppose it really matters.



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21 Jan 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Did you refresh your wei after you installed the drivers
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21 Jan 2009   #3

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

No, but how would that make the driver act correctly?
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21 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

You need to refresh the wei so the OS knows what it can enable.
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21 Jan 2009   #5

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

That's a first. Never seen it before where the system can't detect a new driver the second it's installed.
I'll give it another whirl then. 181.20WHQL or 181.22Beta - ??
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21 Jan 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm using the 181.22Beta and it recognizes it as a Windows 7 driver when installing, so that must be a good thing.
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21 Jan 2009   #7

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
I'm using the 181.22Beta and it recognizes it as a Windows 7 driver when installing, so that must be a good thing.
Yes 181.22 works well, and yes it shows as win 7 driver. Have been using it with no probs on x64.
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21 Jan 2009   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Romulinx2 View Post
Yes 181.22 works well, and yes it shows as win 7 driver. Have been using it with no probs on x64.

Same here!










Later Ted
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21 Jan 2009   #9

 
 

The WEI refresh trick had to be employed in Vista occasionally after driver updates too.
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21 Jan 2009   #10

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

I think Windows 7 will say that any Vista driver is a Windows 7 driver....I'll now go through this yet again.
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