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Windows 7: I'm just ready to give up

20 Jul 2009   #21
anthonynkus

windows 7
 
 
Not fair

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Muad Dib View Post
Well.... I did a quick check. It could be a moot point. Dell lists the maximum memory for your MOBO at 4GB (2x2GB) am I correct?

IF that is correct your benefits in running 64 Bit may be limited. Specifically, you will not be able to gain the benefit of addressable memory > 4GB.

I would imagine it zips along pretty well with W7, 64 bit or not 64 bit, doesn't it?

Thanks to every1 but get 32 and attached the compations.

thanks again for the help and suport




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10 Aug 2009   #22
bluefire

Windows 7
 
 

Hi

I also have the Dell One A2420, and I'm trying to get the nVidia driver working with Windows 7 (64-bit).

I've run the Everest Ultimate and the GPU tools mentioned in this thread, and they both come back saying that it's the nVidia GeForce 9600M GT card.

I've tried downloading the latest driver from nVidia:
GeForce Release 186

When I run the above, I get an error saying "The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

I've also tried a bunch of other versions of the nVidia drivers, with no positive results.

Please let me know if any of you have had success with getting the video driver to work with Windows 7 (64-bit).

Thanks.
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10 Aug 2009   #23
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MUff1N View Post
Considering all Dell supports for your system is 32 bit, this seems to be your only option. Still don't know why that is...
Because that's all that they ship it with...and that is what they support.
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25 Sep 2009   #24
NitroNate

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

i had the EXACT same problem and i think i have the EXACT same machine that i just got from Dell 2 days ago. i did a full wipe and install of Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (build 7600) to replace the crappy Vista x86 Premium that came pre-installed. below is a link to the solution that i posted in another thread, i just did it today and so far it's working fine. i've even tested remoting into it from another machine and that works fine too.

Problem with installing drivers for GeForce 9600M GT

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images of the results after installing the modified NVIDIA driver (note the device ID DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043):

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26 Sep 2009   #25
bluefire

Windows 7
 
 
Solved: get nVidia drivers working with Dell One

NitroNate: YOU ROCK!

Thank you.
I've now got my Win7 64-bit system working correctly with the nVidia drivers.

I had a little bit of trouble with your steps, so let me re-hash the steps I took.

- download your drivers from the Dell site (even though they won't work on Win7 64-bit)

- run the executable, so the drivers unpack into a folder on your hard disk (mine went into C:\dell\Drivers\R193854)

- look for the inf file within the above folder
(mine is called NVDD.inf)

- within that inf file, search for the text: SUBSYS

- you'll find some text like this:
[NVIDIA.Mfg.NTx86.6.0]
%NVIDIA_G96.DEV_0649.1% = nv_G9x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043

- take note of your device ID (DEV_0649) and the subsystem ID (SUBSYS_90131043). You'll need this for later.

- download the nVidia drivers for Win 7 64-bit
(http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/186.81/186.81_notebook_win7_winvista_64bit_international_whql.exe)

- run the nVidia exe file, so that the drivers unpack into your hard disk
(mine went into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International)

- go into the nVidia Display subfolder
(C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International\Display)

- make a copy of the following files: ListDevices.txt and NVDM.inf

- open ListDevices.txt for editing

- within the ListDevices.txt file, first search for the text: NVDM.INF

- then search for your device ID within that same section (mine is: DEV_0649)
My line says:
DEV_0649&SUBSYS_02501028 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"
Notice that although the device ID is correct, the subsys ID doesn't match our subsys ID we found within our Dell driver inf file

- We therefore now change the subsys ID to the one from our Dell inf file.
So I would change the line above to the following
DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"

- Save the file

- Now open the file NVDM.INF for editing

- you will now search for: DEV_0649&SUBSYS_02501028
and replace it with: DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043
This should result in 2 changes within the NVDM.INF file

- save the file

- Ok. Now that you've made the changes to the files, you now need to update your display driver within Win 7

- Right-click "Computer" on your desktop and select "Manage"
- Click on "Device Manger"
- Open the "Display Adapters" section
- Select your display adapter (will likely say: Standard VGA Adapter)
- right-click your display adapter and select "update driver software"
- select "browse my computer for driver software"
- select "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
- click "Have disk"
- enter the path to the nVidia drivers you've been tinkering with
(eg C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International\Display)
- it should now find "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"
- select it, and then allow it to install the unsigned driver
- once complete reboot your computer

- Once your computer comes back up, then you'll need to update your system settings
- right-click "Computer" on the desktop and select "properties"
- under the system rating section, click on the link to refresh your settings

- My system now comes up with a subscore of 6.4 for both graphics and gaming graphics

Big thanks once again to NitroNate, in finding out how to get around this issue, and sharing the info on this forum.
I hope the more detailed steps above help you guys out as well.
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27 Sep 2009   #26
NitroNate

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bluefire View Post
NitroNate: YOU ROCK!

Thank you.
I've now got my Win7 64-bit system working correctly with the nVidia drivers.

I had a little bit of trouble with your steps, so let me re-hash the steps I took.

- download your drivers from the Dell site (even though they won't work on Win7 64-bit)

- run the executable, so the drivers unpack into a folder on your hard disk (mine went into C:\dell\Drivers\R193854)

- look for the inf file within the above folder
(mine is called NVDD.inf)

- within that inf file, search for the text: SUBSYS

- you'll find some text like this:
[NVIDIA.Mfg.NTx86.6.0]
%NVIDIA_G96.DEV_0649.1% = nv_G9x, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043

- take note of your device ID (DEV_0649) and the subsystem ID (SUBSYS_90131043). You'll need this for later.

- download the nVidia drivers for Win 7 64-bit
(http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/186.81/186.81_notebook_win7_winvista_64bit_international_whql.exe)

- run the nVidia exe file, so that the drivers unpack into your hard disk
(mine went into C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International)

- go into the nVidia Display subfolder
(C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International\Display)

- make a copy of the following files: ListDevices.txt and NVDM.inf

- open ListDevices.txt for editing

- within the ListDevices.txt file, first search for the text: NVDM.INF

- then search for your device ID within that same section (mine is: DEV_0649)
My line says:
DEV_0649&SUBSYS_02501028 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"
Notice that although the device ID is correct, the subsys ID doesn't match our subsys ID we found within our Dell driver inf file

- We therefore now change the subsys ID to the one from our Dell inf file.
So I would change the line above to the following
DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043 "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"

- Save the file

- Now open the file NVDM.INF for editing

- you will now search for: DEV_0649&SUBSYS_02501028
and replace it with: DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043
This should result in 2 changes within the NVDM.INF file

- save the file

- Ok. Now that you've made the changes to the files, you now need to update your display driver within Win 7

- Right-click "Computer" on your desktop and select "Manage"
- Click on "Device Manger"
- Open the "Display Adapters" section
- Select your display adapter (will likely say: Standard VGA Adapter)
- right-click your display adapter and select "update driver software"
- select "browse my computer for driver software"
- select "let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"
- click "Have disk"
- enter the path to the nVidia drivers you've been tinkering with
(eg C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International\Display)
- it should now find "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"
- select it, and then allow it to install the unsigned driver
- once complete reboot your computer

- Once your computer comes back up, then you'll need to update your system settings
- right-click "Computer" on the desktop and select "properties"
- under the system rating section, click on the link to refresh your settings

- My system now comes up with a subscore of 6.4 for both graphics and gaming graphics

Big thanks once again to NitroNate, in finding out how to get around this issue, and sharing the info on this forum.
I hope the more detailed steps above help you guys out as well.
i should have just given you the NVDM.INF file that i created, but yeah, you explained the steps much better than i did. i kinda winged it and then tried to retrace the steps of everything i did, but thanks for providing a much more detailed set of instructions.
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27 Sep 2009   #27
NitroNate

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

update:

after a day or so using the drivers loaded from NVDM.INF, i started getting periodic LiveKernelEvent errors in the event log accompanied by the screen going black and then coming back after a few seconds. this only seemed to happen with Aero themes, if i chose a basic theme this didn't happen.

in any case, i did further research and came to the conclusion that the correct file to use is the NVAM.INF file. this is for asus computers, but if you look at the last 4 digits of the subsystem ID (1043) that comes from the official dell drivers, you will find online that this corresponds to the vendor ID which is asus. who knows why dell's subsystem vendor id is asus, but it is. the NVAM.INF file is for asus. i just replaced the string DEV_0649&SUBSYS_19F21043 in the NVAM.INF file with the one from dell which is DEV_0649&SUBSYS_90131043 and went through the same process of manually loading the drivers.

so far i haven't had the video problem with aero turned on.
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