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Windows 7: Nvidia graphics driver setting not saved

01 Dec 2017   #1

win7 ultimate 32 bit
Nvidia graphics driver setting not saved

I just upgraded a dell laptop inspiron 8200 from xp to win7, dual boot. The only problem was my NVidia ge force xp video driver in xp was replaced in win 7 by a generic vga driver. I downloaded the closest NVidia driver for vista/win7.It works with greater than 1200 res and my screen savers now work(didn't with generic vga). I thought all was well but now I see that every time I reboot, I have ~1200 res on welcome screen and for 2 seconds on the desktop, but then the desk top goes black and restarts at ~1000 res, which is available in the NVidia settings. I am careful when I select the 1200 to accept the new res setting before it reverts, so that all should be saved properly and remembered. I can't figure out why the settings are not remembered, but I would like to fix this annoyance.

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01 Dec 2017   #2

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)

You could try doing a Windows Update. Scan for updates, and see if a video driver is included in what it finds. If it is, then install only that one update.
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01 Dec 2017   #3

win7 ultimate 32 bit

Thanks for the reply. Before I found the NVidia driver I used, I did the updates. None available. Again, the driver functions fine, just won't remember the save. That should not be because of windows update vs my own update.
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01 Dec 2017   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 OEM

Hi is this the driver you installed ?

x64 version

x86 version

There is a box to check to do a clean install, always do this.
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