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Windows 7: Windows 7 Doesn't Recognize NVIDIA Graphics Card

17 May 2011   #11

Windows 7 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aravaipa View Post
Technomann.....I also have an Alienware M7700 that I installed Windows 7 on. Like you did, I am also searching for a driver that will work with the Nividia 6800Go graphics card. Evidently,you found a driver that will work (albeit without aero effects). Which specific driver did you use? Your help and direction are greatly appreciated.
As you are probably aware, there are no Windows 7 drivers for this machine. However, after a lot of searching on the web, the graphics driver that I ultimately found that kinda worked was actually from the AlienWare site itself. Just go to at Alienware - Custom Gaming Computers - PC Gaming At Its Best and then the Support Area\Drivers and Downloads and select 1) "All OS's" as your operating system; 2) "Video Cards -mobile" as your component; 3) "NVIDIA" as the manufacturer; and 4) "M770 NVIDIA GeForce GO" as the item. There are about 5 different drivers to choose from, and I don't remember exactly which one it was. I think that the file that eventually worked was the GeForce Go 7300, and the actual file name of the download was "179.48_notebook_winvista_win7_32bit_beta", if that is any help. Good luck!

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30 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ulimate x64, Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Thanks for your help and direction. I don't care about aero effects I just want to get rid of the 'tele-tubby' (VGA) screen resolution and get back to the machine's native 1440 x 900. Again, I value the benefit of your experience...your help is greatly appreciated!
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13 Feb 2012   #13

win7 32 bit

post number 15 it works and is a win7 driver......


this resolves the issue of this thread

on another note i have m7700 and i cant find any sound driver that works for this machine
scratch that found the audio driver.......use this one 32bit_Vista_Win7_R267

so now i have found all the drivers for my m7700 to run on win7......awwsum
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21 Apr 2014   #14

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Alienware M7700 Video Driver Windows 7 for NVIDIA 6800 GO Ultra Fixed

This is an old thread but answering anyway since now some folks are moving to Win 7, plus I spent considerable time researching this. This thread got me on the right track but I found the correct driver that works on my NVIDIA 6800 go ultra that only would run with the cheap win 7 driver. I needed the 2nd monitor option so this driver works and has the NVIDIA control panel that enables the second monitor. The same path as above:

Alienware : The Ultimate Gaming Machine

It is NVIDIA Graphics driver 97.35
File Size: 49.9 MB File Date: N/A Platform(s): Windows Vista For Models: M5550 NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600-GS 256MB (but the only one I found for the 6800)
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23 Apr 2014   #15

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

You should ask this question on Alienware Support Website. They will surely help :) .
Go to Support website
: Alienware
to download drivers directly go to
: Alienware : The Ultimate Gaming Machine?

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