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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA drivers (296.10) installation fails.

21 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 
Latest NVIDIA drivers (296.10) installation fails.

Hey there;

Am I the only one who can't gets this install to work? I've tried every which way I can think of - express, custom, clean - and nothing seems to work. I don't know if it's the update part or what, but the thing just won't install at all.

Any suggestions?

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21 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Are you trying to use NVIDIA's own driver instead of that provided by MSI?

A quick look at MSI support reveals their latest version available for your setup is version 258.96.

Perhaps you should be using that driver instead?

MSI Global ? Download Center
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21 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

1 Suggestion

1. Uninstall any video drivers, reboot and let windows install the video drivers, then reboot.

Let us know if that works.
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21 Mar 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Are you trying to use NVIDIA's own driver instead of that provided by MSI?

A quick look at MSI support reveals their latest version available for your setup is version 258.96.

Perhaps you should be using that driver instead?

MSI Global ? Download Center
Microsoft Update downloaded and installed 275.33 with no problems, and the install disk came with 266.77. I have had this problem with nVIDIA before, just can't remember the fix.
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21 Mar 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (32), SP1
 
 

AddRAM, won't that solution simply reinstall the 275.33 driver package? If so, I just might be back to square one.

query: would using Driver Sweeper be of any help? Theoretically, I should be able to upgrade the drivers as long as it supports my card; and cruising the Web I've found I'm not alone with this problem.
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21 Mar 2012   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Have a look here where you can give feedback to NVIDIA and possibly get support for your particular problem.

Official WHQL NVIDIA 296.10 Display Driver Feedback Thread For NVIDIA Geforce Desktop/Notebook/ION GPUs Released - NVIDIA Forums
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21 Mar 2012   #7

ultimate x 64
 
 

RJsDad, go to the nvidia site and dowload and install their driver, I have just checked and it is a go. I have updated to 296 my self so I know it works, the new version will auto matically remove any old driver first
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21 Mar 2012   #8

windows 8.1 pro x64
 
 

Never let windows update install drivers for anything, especially for nvidia/amd/creative/wd mybook's. They are an absolute pain to remove and seem to destroy any system I've seen people install them on (x1000 for creative).
For now uninstall the drivers and if that still doesn't work try something like guru3d driver sweeper. Next option is a restore point. The drivers do install and work fine
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21 Mar 2012   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Scipio, if you read the opening post in the thread you'll see that the OP has tried to install the latest driver and it fails, which is the reason the thread was started in the first place.

Also, the new driver will only uninstall the old one if you choose the Custom option.
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21 Mar 2012   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

What happens, do you get an error message? There is a "clean install" option, if you check that it will remove any old drivers and profiles. I just installed 296.10 on my GT 220. I installed the previous version first and rebooted. Install went fine. I haven't had any problems that I know of, but I haven't tried to play any games yet either.

EDIT: ops, looks like you already tried the clen install option.
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