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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

27 Jun 2009   #301

Windows® 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
A lot of problems are directly related to leftovers

I haven't had ANY Nvidia Graphics driver problems since I started using DH DriverCleaner.Net (years now) using any of the newest drivers & yes I'm currently running v186.18 which has given me my highest scores yet in Vantage.

Most graphics driver problems are either related to installation over the top of the drivers that come with the 7 OS or from then not completely uninstalling & leaving bits & pieces behind that will interfere & conflict with the new drivers you are installing. So to fix this problem you use DriverCleaner.

BEFORE you install your new Drivers...
After you upgrade or fresh install the Windows 7 OS you have to first manually remove the drivers it installs, (do this in device manager) then before you reboot use DriverCleaner to delete all the Nvidia graphics drivers out of the systems folders drivercabs.

Now when you reboot it won't be able to install any drivers except for the generic "Standard Graphics Drivers" which doesn't effect Nvidia driver installations.

Now you can install whatever graphics driver version you want without any driver conflicts at all!

Because I do this everytime, EVERYTHING Works perfectly (x64 too)...
I can change to any resolution my monitor supports & EVGA Precision works perfectly with no crashing at all.
Btw, for those that don't already know this...EVGA Precision is made by the same guy that makes Riva Tuner! He was contracted by EVGA to make this for them.

Just a tip for those that don't already know about uninstalling, cleaning & installing new graphics drivers...
Drivercleaner

How to use DriverCleaner...
Drivercleaner



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30 Jun 2009   #302

Windows 7 7232
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
I haven't had ANY Nvidia Graphics driver problems since I started using DH DriverCleaner.Net (years now) using any of the newest drivers & yes I'm currently running v186.18 which has given me my highest scores yet in Vantage.

Most graphics driver problems are either related to installation over the top of the drivers that come with the 7 OS or from then not completely uninstalling & leaving bits & pieces behind that will interfere & conflict with the new drivers you are installing. So to fix this problem you use DriverCleaner.

BEFORE you install your new Drivers...
After you upgrade or fresh install the Windows 7 OS you have to first manually remove the drivers it installs, (do this in device manager) then before you reboot use DriverCleaner to delete all the Nvidia graphics drivers out of the systems folders drivercabs.

Now when you reboot it won't be able to install any drivers except for the generic "Standard Graphics Drivers" which doesn't effect Nvidia driver installations.

Now you can install whatever graphics driver version you want without any driver conflicts at all!

Because I do this everytime, EVERYTHING Works perfectly (x64 too)...
I can change to any resolution my monitor supports & EVGA Precision works perfectly with no crashing at all.
Btw, for those that don't already know this...EVGA Precision is made by the same guy that makes Riva Tuner! He was contracted by EVGA to make this for them.

Just a tip for those that don't already know about uninstalling, cleaning & installing new graphics drivers...
Drivercleaner

How to use DriverCleaner...
Drivercleaner
Are you sure that the default driver doesnt effect nVidia drivers? At least Im unable to install nVidia drivers while the default are installed, and Im unable to uninstall the default drivers, because as soon as I've rebooted, its back..
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04 Jul 2009   #303

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

FYI - WOW, the 186.18 driver installed without reboot very quick and they are the first drivers for my 9500GT cards (in 2 machines) that boosted mt WEI by almost 1 point! I cannot remember drivers affecting the WEI before. These are well worth the download if you have the 9500GT. WOW again! Amazing what good drivers can do. i'm also using 7 64 bit.
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06 Jul 2009   #304

SEVEN x64
 
 

New BETA drivers for Geforce cards..... 186.24

Quote:
NVIDIA's upcoming beta driver suite has been leaked by sections of the Chinese media. The new driver, GeForce 186.24 (6.14.11.8624) is dated 23/06/2009, and follows the release of 186.18 by over two weeks. Due to the lack of a release-notes document from NVIDIA, not much is known about this released except that it expands the supported products list significantly, adding several IGPs and some GPUs belonging to the new 40 nm GT21x series. Be cautioned, this is a beta release that does not originate from NVIDIA's website, and is not guaranteed.
186.24 x64

186.24 x86


warning   Warning
these are BETA drivers & are NOT officially supported by Nvidia







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06 Jul 2009   #305

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
New BETA drivers for Geforce cards..... 186.24

186.24 x64

186.24 x86


warning   Warning
these are BETA drivers & are NOT officially supported by Nvidia


Hmmm you didn't include that lovely pic that was in that post.
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13 Jul 2009   #306

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joker View Post
Are you sure that the default driver doesnt effect nVidia drivers? At least Im unable to install nVidia drivers while the default are installed, and Im unable to uninstall the default drivers, because as soon as I've rebooted, its back..
Technically previous Nvidia drivers don't conflict either... Really all you need is the .sys .inf and I think there is a third file but i'm to lazy to figure it out. Windows only needs 3 files for drivers to work, so when you install a new driver it overwrites themm... the problem people have is windows doesn't like to overwrite things that are in use (such as the current driver) but if you do it properly (ie safe mode for example, or as administrator) then you can tell win stfu and overwrite. Now the native drivers (win) can't really be uninstalled, because you HAVE to have some form of video driver that's native. Otherwise wtf are you going to do when you uninstall your current nvidia drivers to install new ones? Takes a lil' thinking but you get it, you'd have no visual. In linux that's fine, you have cmd, but in windows you can't just kill the x server and expect to have some input since the xserver is intagrated with how windows loads. Technically there is a stand alone kernel, but blah. So whatever you do don't try to find a way to permentaly delete your native drivers, you may end up wrecking something you don't know you liked.
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16 Jul 2009   #307

Win 7 Ultimate 64 RTM
 
 

190.38 beta - Released

This is a beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.
Quote:
New in Release 190.38
Adds support for OpenGL 3.1
Adds support for CUDA 2.3 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA Zone for more details.
Adds a new user-controlled power management setting for GeForce 9-series and later graphics cards. This option allows users to set a performance level for each DirectX or OpenGL application.
Includes several new control panel features and numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation.
Existing Support:
Supports Microsoft’s new DirectX Compute API on Windows 7.
Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology* on DirectX 9, DirectX 10, and OpenGL including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards.
Installs PhysX System Software version 9.09.0428.
Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here.
Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #3. Download these FREE PhysX and CUDA applications now!
Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
vista64
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...0.38_beta.html
vista32
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...0.38_beta.html
Windows 7 64
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...0.38_beta.html
Windows 7 32
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7_wi...0.38_beta.html
xp32
GeForce/ION Driver Release 190
xp64
GeForce/ION Driver Release 190
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16 Jul 2009   #308

Windows 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neilsouth View Post

Thats a good news i hope they release the WHQL of this soon coz last 186.18 is giving me headaches on games
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16 Jul 2009   #309
BiP

Windows 7 x64 b7264
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neilsouth View Post
Great news. Do you know if it's possible to install WDDM 1.0 drivers on Windows 7?
(My Leadtek tuner's driver doesn't like nVidia WDDM 1.1 drivers.)
The latest driver that works perfectly for me is 185.81, but I'd like to install a newer one.

I've tried to install in Vista compatibility mode, but it doesn't help.
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16 Jul 2009   #310
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Neil. First post has been updated.
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