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Windows 7: Need Help Upgrading NVIDIA Driver!

21 Jan 2011   #1
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 
Need Help Upgrading NVIDIA Driver!

Hi,

I have a HP Pavilion zd7060ea, that comes with a NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5600, and the driver HP provides for it is XP only and very old (2003). So I went to LaptopVideo2Go, and found a much more recent modded driver for it, 175.80. The only problem, is that it is an XP driver. I upgraded my notebook to Windows 7 from XP, and everything works fine, except driver for the graphics. So, I found out, that there is a 175.80 for Vista driver (Vista driver works fine on 7), but the 175.80 Vista driver is not modded, meaning it won't work on my graphics card. Could someone please help me get it working!

Slasher


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21 Jan 2011   #2
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Hello slasher, This as Already been discussed Here

Good Luck!
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21 Jan 2011   #3
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

That discussion, sadly, hasn't helped at all. The link http://http//www.howtodrivers.com/model10991.html found in the discussion doesn't even work.

Slasher
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21 Jan 2011   #4
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Sorry to hear that. Have you googled for the fix?
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21 Jan 2011   #5
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Try these. They're Vista drivers, but they may work:

ForceWare Vista 97.35 x86 (laptops) download from Guru3D.com
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21 Jan 2011   #6
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

Ok, bobkn, I will try these drivers, give me some time.

By the way, these are the modded drivers for my graphics listed on laptopvideo2go.com

Drivers | drivers for mobile cards and laptops | laptopvideo2go.com

I am aiming to get the latest 175.80.

Slasher
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21 Jan 2011   #7
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

Hi,

Thanks, it worked now, I could even get Aero working!!! If im not asking too much, would there be anyway to get 175.80 working though?

Slasher
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21 Jan 2011   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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would there be anyway to get 175.80 working though?
No because there is no support in the actual driver files for that GPU. It is one thing to add the DevID to the INF so that a driver will install, but there is no way to mod the actual driver files to work with the GPU. You're basically stuck with the one you have installed now.
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21 Jan 2011   #9
SlasherIT

Ubuntu 12.10
 
 

So whats the point of installing modded drivers if it doesnt even work with the GPU anyways? and why does everyone use modded drivers then, if ur statement is correct?

Slasher
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21 Jan 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

In the case of drivers for laptops, in order to get the desktop version to install. Most laptop GPU's are based on a desktop chip, so that is why adding the DevID will allow them to install, and why the driver actually works.

Despite saying they are modded the only thing that is modded is the INF by adding the DevID of the various laptop GPU's. There is no modding of the actual driver files, unless you want to (or can find someone, and I doubt there is) attempt to reverse engineer them to add the required support for the older GPU's. That is why a place like laptopvideo2go doesn't have anything beyind a XP driver for yours, Nvidia dropped support for it in the drivers, so there iss no point ni adding the DevID to the Vista or Windows 7 INF's.
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