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Windows 7: nVidia FX 5200 driver for win7 (makes Aero work!!)

14 Nov 2009   #1

win7 Ultimate
nVidia FX 5200 driver for win7 (makes Aero work!!)

ok, follow these easy steps to make aero work on your fx5200-based system

the wddm1.0 driver that DOES work with this card is the last forceware release that included the FX series, wich is the 96.85 release.

you can do a google search for it or download it from here:
FX 5200 Vista Driver - Software Driver Download

after installing this driver you will not see any new effects, so just go to the
"theme" settings and change the theme to any theme with 'aero' effects (I chose 'Architecture', you can choose another one), and VOILA!!, aero comes to win7 with your FX5200 card.


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18 May 2010   #2

windows 7

well i've installed windows 7. and i cant resolve my problem with aero... windows updated my graphic card geforce fx5200. and still wont work... tahn i uninstalled the driver tried to install this driver which u have psoted here... i installed it and still wont work.. i followed all the stes u have written here but. when rightclick on desktop ... only 6 options appear.. and the last two are screen resolution /gadgets. thats all... i cant choose the themes option or "personalize" option that i should to choose aero themes.... i've already had once windows 7 and then it worked... now it wont ... i dont get it... now 2-3 months worked ... and now when i reinstallad it it wont work...please help me. i treied all the things that i have found in topics on this forum and sill nothing.
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15 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

I'm having the same problem with my FX5200 graphics card. It previously worked fine with Aero but after I needed to reinstall Windows 7 it stopped working properly.

I've tried downloading the above driver using the link but the driver won't download

Please help me someone!
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17 Feb 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

You can download the driver for Windows Vista for the GeForce FX 5200 from the Nvidia website and it should work just fine. Here's the link for the 32-bit version: ForceWare Release 95. You shouldn't need to run it in compatiblity mode or anything, just run it as if it were a Windows 7 driver. I had an FX 5200 in a Windows 7 32-bit computer and I don't quite remember if you'll get a prompt saying the driver is not digitally signed but if you do get this prompt, just make sure you click on "Install this driver anyway".
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23 Jan 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
get aero

Hi dudes , probably too late but once you gave re installed windows, or changed video card you need to refresh the windows experience index, Once it completes you will have aero. If you dont do that it will not display aero transparencey :)
Hope that helped
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26 Aug 2017   #6

Windows 7 professional 32bit

I've installed the win vista driver for fx5200 in my computer but after starting windows my screen turn in black screen, i heard the mouse, everything but it's just showed a black screen, also i've tried it to used in compatibility with windows 7, pls help me
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 nVidia FX 5200 driver for win7 (makes Aero work!!)

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