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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA updates fail to install

24 Jun 2011   #1
RJsDad

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 
Latest NVIDIA updates fail to install

Hi all....

I'm posting this in 2 places hoping to get a solution....

I cannot install any of the newer NVIDIA updates; WHQL or Beta. None of the 275's will install, no matter what i try to do or how i try to do it. I am currently running on the 259.87 package that came with my graphics card. It's not bad, but i would really like to have the extra functionality that comes with the newest updates.

I have done both an Express and Custom w/clean install and it always fails right at the point that the install gets to the Control Panel part of the installation. I've tried every trick i can find on the web to no avail. I AM the administrator, and I have also tried using the Admin account - with zero luck. I've tried stepping thru the installation with the 260.99 & 270.61 updates and have the same problem over and over.

So, is there a reasonable and logical explanation for all this - along with, one hopes - a reasonable and logical solution? Or is there a ghost in the machine with a bad attitude? NVIDIA swears the newest updates work, and I see folks in this forum saying they do, but I can't figure out why.

Any help out there?


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24 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

have you tried completely wiping the previous driver before installing?
Here's a good tool for that.
Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper
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24 Jun 2011   #3
RJsDad

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

I haven't tried that route as of yet, have dl the software and will try it. I will let you know by reply. But I ain't gonna hold my breath!
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24 Jun 2011   #4
RJsDad

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maguscreed View Post
have you tried completely wiping the previous driver before installing?
Here's a good tool for that.
Phyxion.net - Driver Sweeper
Nope. Didn't work, the installation still failed. And I was a little bit off in my original post - the failure comes when the update gets to the Control Panel, not the System Update.

Any other suggestions?
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24 Jun 2011   #5
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Have you tried uninstalling using the Window's uninstaller?
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24 Jun 2011   #6
RJsDad

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

I've tried BOTH the Windows Uninstaller and the uninstaller that comes with Advanced System Care Pro 4 - and I still get the same result.

All of the previous driver folders are now gone from the c:\NVIDIA folder so i will try to install 275.33 once more.

FYI: Windows Update brought me back to 270.61, so I'm jumping off from there.

wish me luck.....

update: no luck. 275.33 failed again, and really messed up my 270.61 installation. going to wipe the slate clean and re-install 270.61.....
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24 Jun 2011   #7
Sardonicus

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Try System restore and give the SFC a go:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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24 Jun 2011   #8
RJsDad

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by p5bdkw View Post
Try System restore and give the SFC a go:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
did both the verify & scan. nada. so i can't figger it out. now the 270.61 fails. so i'll give windows update a chance.

maybe i shoulda got an ATI?
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24 Jun 2011   #9
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RJsDad View Post
maybe i shoulda got an ATI?

I've had good and bad experiences with both companies.
Neither one is really superior in my personal experience.
They've both put out bad drivers, they both suffer from update issues.

Dig through these forums enough you kind of get the idea...
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25 Jun 2011   #10
sirreldar

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (Build 7600)
 
 

try installing in safe mode
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