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Windows 7: Windows 7 Ult and Nvidia Geforce 8400m gs problem

30 Dec 2012   #11
KingzofDawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

nope it didnt work :/
i heard somewhere about modded drivers but i have no idea how to do that
if all else fails, i might have to try to upgrade the graphics card


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04 Jan 2013   #12
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

their all-in-one driver installer sucks. Older cards aren't detected.

The thing that should work is finding a site that has an old all-in-one driver pack or even a dedicated driver installer, and use that even if theoretically old, as it likely has the "latest" driver for that card anyway (as for obvious reasons they stop updating the driver for that particular card after a while).

Try this driver from siliconguide. They saved my backside a few times (and it's from where I downloaded the drivers for the card you see in my rig).
You will probably get a driver installer for Vista even if you click on Windows 7 64-bit (which is mainly because NVIDIA never made drivers for Windows 7 for that card), but it works fine anyway as Vista and 7 are very similar. At most you need to install it in compatibility mode to fool the installer program.
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05 Jan 2013   #13
KingzofDawn

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

i tried it, it didnt work. i even tried using the mobility modder for all the drivers i try to install. nothing works.
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05 Jan 2013   #14
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi KingzofDawn, Uninstall all the Nvidia graphic related drivers using revo unistaller or simillar program, download the drivers from here Sony eSupport - VGN-SZ670N - Drivers & Software install them in compatibility mode Compatibility Mode follow this to the letter if all this fails go here and download the drivers and modded .inf files from here LaptopVideo2Go: Drivers hope you have better luck here
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05 Jan 2013   #15
mondagonmon

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

ahhh...this is very easy
now go to this page:
Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers
and then download your nvidia card
mine is like this.
dell xps m1530
nvidia geforce 8600 m gt.
that is my card.
which I will choose:
Product type:geforce (I look at the title and I see that you are geforce so you choose geforce.)
how to know product type.it easy
look at my name card
nvidia GEFORCE 8600 m gt
the GEFORCE is the product type. if you are not geforce but it's nforce or something.just check the words that after the word name nvidia
product series:it's where you choose it's notebook(I think it's for laptop) has the M.you are 8400 M gs right.you choose Geforce 8M series
now came to product(it may have for some):you choose your name of your nvidia graphic cards.find the line it says: GeForce 8400M GS
For me,I'll choose GeForce 8600M GT/GeForce 8400M GT
"/" means or
but I'll choose GeForce 8600M GT because it may better than GeForce 8400M GT
and if you are desktop,you choose the product that is no letter M(it means for notebook)it just series.
now:
operating system:you choose your operating system.Now,you choose windows 7 and find you are 32-bit or 64-bit
how to know you are 32-bit or 64-bit:
This MAY work.
press start+run(hold the windows logo and then press R button to start the run)
press dxdiag
it may have a window open. you can press yes or no.
and then look for the operating system.you will see you are 32 or 64 bit
if you are windows 7 x86(32-bit) choose windows 7 32 bit
the other x64(64-bit) choose 64-bit
and then press download and then install normal
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05 Jan 2013   #16
mondagonmon

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobafetthotmail View Post
their all-in-one driver installer sucks. Older cards aren't detected.

The thing that should work is finding a site that has an old all-in-one driver pack or even a dedicated driver installer, and use that even if theoretically old, as it likely has the "latest" driver for that card anyway (as for obvious reasons they stop updating the driver for that particular card after a while).

Try this driver from siliconguide. They saved my backside a few times (and it's from where I downloaded the drivers for the card you see in my rig).
You will probably get a driver installer for Vista even if you click on Windows 7 64-bit (which is mainly because NVIDIA never made drivers for Windows 7 for that card), but it works fine anyway as Vista and 7 are very similar. At most you need to install it in compatibility mode to fool the installer program.
actually,you are VERY WRONG:
the older cards actually maybe recognize.
I have Windows 7 AIO installation disc with x86(32-bit) and x64(64-bit) here.
In the nVidia card.It doesn't means that it doesn't recognize the card.
But in ATI.The ATI Radeon x1050(I think it's from 2008),it still recognize it without any programs.
to make windows 7 recognize nVidia card,you just need to install the driver program of your graphic card and then you maybe restart your computer and then Windows 7 will recognize it.succeed test by me
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