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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

15 Mar 2011   #1021
WTFSONY

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dwarf View Post
The driver should support your GPU, but I don't know what sort of effect it will have on the blu-ray functionality. I believe that Sony is one of those manufacturers who can be a bit pinnicky about drivers that don't originate from them.

From the NVidia website:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NVidia Caveat
As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
32-bit: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL
64-bit: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL
So this is what Sony's Vaio Support site says:

Sony eSupport - VGN-FZ470E

But as I said earlier, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor still says the GeForce 8400M GT will not be compatible. Should I just attempt to see what happens?


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16 Mar 2011   #1022
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Don't worry about the upgrade adviser ts a nVidia graphic card, as long as it has it in the support list.
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17 Mar 2011   #1023
WTFSONY

Vista
 
 

Just installed windows 7 but im stuck in the standard vga graphics adapter setting, nor will 266.58 driver install properly on my computer...help is welcome.
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24 Mar 2011   #1024
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

267.85 WHQL for GTX 590 released.

information   Information

This driver adds support for the new GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU graphics card, including support for Quad SLI when paired with a second GeForce GTX 590 card.
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25 Mar 2011   #1025
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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28 Mar 2011   #1026
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WTFSONY View Post
Just installed windows 7 but im stuck in the standard vga graphics adapter setting, nor will 266.58 driver install properly on my computer...help is welcome.
What graphic card do you have?
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28 Mar 2011   #1027
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
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28 Mar 2011   #1028
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
Hello Peter,

Did it give you any error messages?

Did you see if uninstalling the 260.99 drivers would allow you to install the newer version?
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28 Mar 2011   #1029
Ex_Brit

Vista Ult SP2/Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 8.1 Pro w/MC (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ex_Brit View Post
None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
Hello Peter,

Did it give you any error messages?

Did you see if uninstalling the 260.99 drivers would allow you to install the newer version?

No errors, just failed to install and yes, I tried every possible method. Ended up with a screen that looked to me to be sub-RGB if that is possible. The same goes for any drivers beta or otherwise above this version, but in my main Vista OS only. I did manage to get 266.58 to install on the other one and in my Win 7's.

Sorry I should have clarified which OS I was talking about and realized we were talking Win 7 here.

I must say, judging by the nVidia GeForce forums, I am by no means alone in this situation.
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28 Mar 2011   #1030
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Peter,

You might see if using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper to wipe all traces of the old NIVIDIA drivers and any other video driver found may help, and allow you to install the newer driver afterwards.
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