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Windows 7: Latest Drivers

14 Sep 2009   #1
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Latest Drivers

Hi Guys

I have just finished installing my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, So I thought I would start updating my Drivers.

I have the EVGA nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX Graphics Card.

I went onto nVidia's website, and downloaded the driver for the 8 Series, but when I try installing the drivers, I get an error pop-up saying that the driver is suited for Windows Vista and Windows 7 only !

It is strange because I am on Windows 7, yet it won't install

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.


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14 Sep 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ciwan View Post
Hi Guys

I have just finished installing my copy of Windows 7 Ultimate, So I thought I would start updating my Drivers.

I have the EVGA nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX Graphics Card.

I went onto nVidia's website, and downloaded the driver for the 8 Series, but when I try installing the drivers, I get an error pop-up saying that the driver is suited for Windows Vista and Windows 7 only !

It is strange because I am on Windows 7, yet it won't install

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You.

Quick tip in vista and win 7 sometimes drivers need to be installed in compatibility mode as admin. sometime from a safe boot.

You sure its the right driver? right OS 32, or 64?

Ke
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14 Sep 2009   #3
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Can you please link me to the right drivers, just in case I got messed up.

Thanks
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14 Sep 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

download from Guru3D.com You should beable to find the 190.62 driver here 32bit or 64 bit. I now see they are offering a 190.64 driver as well and a 190.68 .http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...0.62_whql.html This last link is to the 8800 win7 190.62 WHQL drivers the others are beta drivers. You should list in your specs which version your using of win seven, it would help us find what your looking for easier. thanks.
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15 Sep 2009   #5
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm using Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit version.

I have just checked the name of the file I downloaded from vVidia's website, it is called:

190.62_desktop_win7_winvista_32bit_international_whql

Which from what I understand is the file that I need ! .. Yet it won't allow it to install
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15 Sep 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

you need 64 bit drivers for your 64 bit os (as deduced from another thread )

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15 Sep 2009   #7
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

LMAO Yes you are right Mickey

I am sorry guys .. I honestly thought I had the 32bit version .. where in fact I have the 64bit

This is the first time EVER that I have used a 64Bit version Windows or any software for that matter.

I'm currently at work .. when I get back home .. I'll go and download the 64bit Drivers and see if they install OK.

Thank You.
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15 Sep 2009   #8
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

good luck!
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15 Sep 2009   #9
TGSoldier

 
 

Just in case, here is the direct link for your drivers

NVIDIA DRIVERS 190.62 WHQL
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15 Sep 2009   #10
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
you need 64 bit drivers for your 64 bit os (as deduced from another thread

Well now see that should help. good luck as well. Fabe
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