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Windows 7: What Gives With Nvidia's Drivers?

21 Jan 2009   #11
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

All other drivers I have tried have said Vista when Installing.


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21 Jan 2009   #12
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

It must just be conincidence then that the last two I tried said that, thanks. Will have another bash at this after I've finished burning a DVD.
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21 Jan 2009   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Well, it's a no-go - see attached.

First off, please note that I've installed video drivers more times than most people have had hot dinners, so this isn't anything new to me. It would have been the first time I had to tell Windows to do anything in order to use them, however, had it worked.

So I'm back to those that Windows recommends.


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21 Jan 2009   #14
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

Hi Peter

That is odd, I have no problem overriding the WU to install 181.20 WHQL.
One thing I' just noted tho is after I set my color and Digital Vibrance in the Ntune CPL, after an hour or so I lose all of the Digital Vibrance and it's reverted to "0"...odd.

Did you try disabling the automatic driver installation and WU, uninstall the display adapter drivers, reboot and then manually install the new driver without letting WU search & install?

Dave
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21 Jan 2009   #15
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

WU didn't stop anything. The drivers installed fine, it's just they didn't work....at all.
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21 Jan 2009   #16
Chappy

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

That's a crapper eh.
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21 Jan 2009   #17
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Must be something unique with Windows 7 and my particular graphics card...PNY Verto 7600GS.. as I've installed dozens of drivers, both WHQL and Beta in XP and Vista with no incidents, ever.
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21 Jan 2009   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Is that 7600GS an AGP or PCI-e card? My AGP 7600GS wouldn't even let me install the OS.... (blank screen part way through installation when the drivers were handed from the VGA to bundled nvidia driver).

Did you try deleting the data from the:

C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

folder to reset the WEI?
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22 Jan 2009   #19
johngalt

 

Hi, all.

Instead of deleting the performance data manually, you can now do it from the WEI menu.

Open System properties, then go to the WEI screen, then on the far left click on Advanced tools

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Now select the first option (as highlighted) called Clear all WinEI scores and re-rate the system

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I had to use this when a WEI check failed on me too, Brit. Hopefully this will solve your issues.

HTH


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22 Jan 2009   #20
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Is that 7600GS an AGP or PCI-e card? My AGP 7600GS wouldn't even let me install the OS.... (blank screen part way through installation when the drivers were handed from the VGA to bundled nvidia driver).

Did you try deleting the data from the:

C:\Windows\Performance\WinSAT\DataStore

folder to reset the WEI?
AGP and yes.

By the way, the monitor is connected using DVI.

When the newer drivers were installed there was no NVidia control panel and the highest resolution was 1280x1024 whereas the correct one is 1680x1050.
I can only assume that as W7 is in beta MSFT want people to stick with what they provide.
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