I've started this thread because it seems a lot of people seem to be having issues installing NVIDIA drivers
under Windows 7. I need to use the following method due to the following reason...
If I go ahead and try to install the driver
direct from NVIDIA without a modified INF, this is what I see...
I have written this based on a fresh install of Windows 7, and can be applied to 32bit and 64bit systems. Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. The drivers.
The only site I use is laptopvideo2go.com
, because they have a huge database of current and older drivers. You can download them from directly from NVIDIA
if you wish, but I just find it easier to get them and the INF from the same place. What is most important however is the modified INF, because that is what will allow you to install the drivers.
The guys at laptopvideo2go.com
modify the INF file and make it available to download separately.
The INF for this driver supports up to 209 models, so if your card is on the list, it should work on your system. 1. Download and extract.
On this PAGE
, you will find the latest drivers, as well as older versions so find the ones you want and "Download Driver
", and you will also need to download the "INF Modified
" to go with the driver...
Click on the application...
Extract to location of your choice... 2. Copy and replace the INF.
Exactly that, copy the INF you downloaded in to the folder of the extracted driver, and replace the original.
3. Install and reboot.
Run the setup.exe in the folder you extracted, you may be prompted with the following...
So click "Install this driver software anyway", and reboot when required, and Windows should then recognize your card as it should be.