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Windows 7: NVIDA Driver Install - Start To Finish...

29 Sep 2009   #11
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
FZ21Z,

Not a bad write up, but I disagree.
Thanks, but it could have been a little better, I kind of rushed it to try and help a few people out, but there are obviously other factors involved if people still can't get them to work.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You should get drivers directly from the source. Therefore, get NVidia drivers for the NVidia site, and ATI from the ATI site.
Not to be argumentative, but it was my belief the drivers at laptopvideo2go are the exact same, apart from having to extract them, as you would get from NVIDIA, but are only modified and considered 3rd part once you overwrite the original INF?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In some cases, (as in pre-built computers from a major OEM), you should go to the MANUFACTURERS site for drivers. They will often have the latest, as well as the one specific to your computer. This is much safer, though in my experience, a PITA.
That would be great, but if I had to rely on Sony for my drivers, I'd be stuck with "DriverVer = 05/11/2007, 7.15.11.0128", and still using an x86 OS.


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29 Sep 2009   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
FZ21Z,

Not a bad write up, but I disagree.
Thanks, but it could have been a little better, I kind of rushed it to try and help a few people out, but there are obviously other factors involved if people still can't get them to work.


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
You should get drivers directly from the source. Therefore, get NVidia drivers for the NVidia site, and ATI from the ATI site.
Not to be argumentative, but it was my belief the drivers at laptopvideo2go are the exact same, apart from having to extract them, as you would get from NVIDIA, but are only modified and considered 3rd part once you overwrite the original INF?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
In some cases, (as in pre-built computers from a major OEM), you should go to the MANUFACTURERS site for drivers. They will often have the latest, as well as the one specific to your computer. This is much safer, though in my experience, a PITA.
That would be great, but if I had to rely on Sony for my drivers, I'd be stuck with "DriverVer = 05/11/2007, 7.15.11.0128", and still using an x86 OS.
I did not say that any of the systems was perfect. Just pointing out that you should install drivers from the manufacturer's site, not a third party. This avoids any possibility of them being modified. Also, most users find it easier to use the installer as opposed to having to install the INF through the more circuitous route.

As for OEM drivers, some are done well, some are not. Depends on the OEM.

My point is that in general, it is far better to get them from NVidia or direct manufacturers website. This is safest, most secure, and most accurate.

~Lordbob
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05 Oct 2009   #13
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[quote=Lordbob75;289926][quote=FZ21Z;289287]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
My point is that in general, it is far better to get them from NVidia or direct manufacturers website. This is safest, most secure, and most accurate.
~Lordbob
Probably is, but I have to use a modified inf because I get error messages otherwise, regardless if they're straight from NVIDIA or laptopvideo2go.
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05 Oct 2009   #14
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post

Probably is, but I have to use a modified inf because I get error messages otherwise, regardless if they're straight from NVIDIA or laptopvideo2go.
Why?

~Lordbob
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06 Oct 2009   #15
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

[quote=Lordbob75;297077][quote=FZ21Z;296676]
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Why?~Lordbob
As I've already stated, they don't install on my system. Tell you what, you find the driver on NVIDIAs site for my card, and I'll screen shot the install process to show you what I mean, and if what happens that usually does, it will tell me that it can't find any compatible hardware on my system or something along those lines.
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06 Oct 2009   #16
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
As I've already stated, they don't install on my system. Tell you what, you find the driver on NVIDIAs site for my card, and I'll screen shot the install process to show you what I mean, and if what happens that usually does, it will tell me that it can't find any compatible hardware on my system or something along those lines.
That is really weird. What is the error?

~Lordbob
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07 Oct 2009   #17
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
That is really weird. What is the error?
~Lordbob
"and if what happens that usually does, it will tell me that it can't find any compatible hardware on my system or something along those lines."
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07 Oct 2009   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
That is really weird. What is the error?
~Lordbob
"and if what happens that usually does, it will tell me that it can't find any compatible hardware on my system or something along those lines."
Oh, I missed that.... Sorry. Been really busy and lose track of these threads.

Did this OS come pre installed, or did you DL and install it?

~Lordbob
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09 Oct 2009   #19
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lordbob75 View Post
Did this OS come pre installed, or did you DL and install it?
~Lordbob
It came installed with Vista Home Premium, but have done many clean installs since, and now I have Windows 7 x64.
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10 Oct 2009   #20
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

What drivers give you the error? All, or few?

~Lordbob
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