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Windows 7: Windows 7 and Geforce2 GTS

14 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7
Windows 7 and Geforce2 GTS

If you are looking for working Geforce2 driver for Windows 7, you just found it :)
There has been many geeks that tried to install and run Windows 7 under minimal requirements. I personally installed it on a PIII 900(OC from 800), 768 MB SDRAM, 10 GB HDD, and GeForce2 GTS. Machine that runned WinXP smooth was having a hard time at first but after disabling some unnecesarry services its just a little slower tna with XP and definively usable. One sad thing is that vendors, nor microsoft doesnt support legacy hardware so drivers for my GPU were nowhere to see. Windows assignet it sluggish standard vgapnp.sys driver with maximum 1024x768 and no 3D. After a long night of seraching, testing and crashing, i came over this particular ForceWare 71.89 that didnt crash my Win7. Win7 went through WEI calculation, i ended up with 1.9 GPU score Then i runned NFSU and confirmed that D3D is indeed working. Performance was same as with WinXP on the same machine. BTW obviously no Aero (GPU is not physically capable of it) So I uploaded drivers here.
Forceware_71.89_working_under_Win7.ZIP - download now for free. File sharing. Software file sharing. Free file hosting. File upload.

To install them: Unzip folder somewhere, DO NOT RUN SETUP, open device manager, select your GPU, select update driver, navigate to the unzipped folder and let windows take care of the rest. Driver works smooth, "tray setting icon" works fine, but after opening control panel and attemping to open nVidia control panel u are probably going to get some errors. Away from that driver shoul work for any Geforce2 or Quadro2 version. So GL with windows 7 :)

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21 Jul 2010   #2

Win7 Ultimate

Link is broken. Would you please renew?
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21 Jul 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

MEMPHIS, welcome to the forums.

You can still get that driver directly from Nvidia,

WinXP/2k - (71.89)
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26 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7

Hi Shimmy,

Thanks a lot.
Your information are great helpful for me. I overcome the problem that my Geforce2 GTS for Windows 7.
Thanks again.

Victor form Taiwan
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22 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Excellent tips! Got my Geforce 2 working in Windows 7
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