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Windows 7: Matrox P690 PCIex16

15 Sep 2009   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise
Matrox P690 PCIex16


I have a problem installing the driver for "Matrox P690 PCIex16" on a Win7 Enterprise (august definitive version) 64bit.
The Windows Update does not offer the driver for it.
I have downloaded the Vista64bit driver from the matrox web page but at installation time I get an error message.

I have already tried to install it as administrator and in Vista (and Vista SP2) compatibility mode (by setting the setup.exe with those options): no way.

Any idea on how to get it work?

I am "sure" that if I would manage to trick it, it would work and I can not wait that matrox brings the driver for it : I have a resolution of 800x600 for a 24" widescreen monitor!

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15 Sep 2009   #2
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Are you able to extract the installer? If so, dump it to a folder and have the device manager manually install it by pointing to the .inf file in the folder.
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15 Sep 2009   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise

I have already tried it it does not work either!

First I have unpacked the driver (works) and tried to let the installer do it's job.
I have got the error I have told you.

Then I went in the (I am translating from german)
device manager --> graphic card --> properties --> driver update --> the driver search on the HD --> I have the path to the directory where the driver is (I can not choose the inf, I can just specify the directory). --> check the subdirectory option.

I get something like

A driver for the device has been found but in the installation an error has occurred.
Matrox Millennium P690 PCIex16
The chosen driver is not compatible with this windows version.

What should I do now?
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16 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Right click the setup.exe file then select compatibility mode and try and force it udnder xpsp2-3 or vista.
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17 Sep 2009   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise

I have told you:

"I have already tried to install it as administrator and in Vista (and Vista SP2) compatibility mode (by setting the setup.exe with those options): no way."

I have already done it (it is the first thing I hve tried): NO WAY!
p.s. the downloaded driver is fo vista so is no use to try th compatibility with xp.
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21 Dec 2009   #6


do you resolve the problem? i have similar problem, graphic card is install but after restart no signal to monitor, im using win7 enterprice 64bit with matrox p690 plus lp pcie x16
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21 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Enterprise

I have bought and installed another graphic card (ATI) which had already at that time (mid September) the native win7 driver.
If Matrox is slow, I'm sorry for them!
I guess anyway now they might have publisched a driver for win7 ....
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22 Feb 2010   #8

Windows 7 Pro

P690 Win 7 Drivers are anticipated to be released in May 2010.
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04 Mar 2010   #9

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by krisburg View Post
P690 Win 7 Drivers are anticipated to be released in May 2010.
Someone I talked to this week at Matrox said that they were still 'evaluating' whether to write Windows 7 drivers for what they called "previous-generation products." So I wouldn't hold my breath.

Pity as the P690 is such a solid card - I'd love to get it working in Windows 7.
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