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Windows 7: I can't view Nvidia Control Panel

02 Jan 2010   #11
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Ok I been researching for a solution and came across this post in this website:

No Nvidia control panel/driver not installing

I tried what this person suggested on page 2:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gullielli View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Hi folks. Put this to good, proper use and you should walk away from this all living to tell about it and happy.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com
OH MY GOD I EFFING LOVE YOU MAN ! ..FINALLY it worked to install the latest driver ... So here is exactly what I did so others can maybe get it to work like I did !
I've been having MASSIVE problems with installing the latest drivers for my GPU and finally it worked !

1. I installed and let guru3d clean all my display drivers.
2. Restarted. (ITS IMPORTANT TO DO THIS!)
3. Downloaded and installed the 191.07 driver from WINDOWS UPDATE (IMPORTANT)
4. Restarted (IMPORTANT!)

note: I had to try and install the driver three times from windows update before it installed successfully ! So keep on going until it works! :P

And VOILA ! ...finally after weeks of brainstorming and swearing and only god and me knows what more.... it finally worked to install the driver !

oh and im running 64bit win7
Used the sweeper on Nvidia display driver, restarted, and a black screen had the words "Nvidia, Are you sure? Y/N" I put N (Idk what would happen otherwise x_x) Went to Window Update, had the same issue as what the person said about it not working at first, did it several times but still it won't update thru Windows Update, So I went to Nvidia download driver, download it again, it did the same thing again

InstallShield Wizard Complete
The system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, run the installation again.

Click Finish to exit the wizard

Then I see Windows update doesn't say anymore to update my Nvidia display driver. I assumed it downloaded, and restarted my computer.

Question now is, did it even download? Of couse, it did say the above statement of it not being modified and to install it later. Tells me it didn't download at all doesn't it?... And How am I able to tell what version i currently have? I went to Nvidia website, tried

Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products.

And it claims I have the latest driver update, version 195.62 installed...

When I started the whole update thing, I tried this option 2 on their website and it recommended me to download the latest driver update, version 195.62 . (Which tells me I needed the update)

Most likely I'm back to square one ...


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02 Jan 2010   #12
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Look in Nvidia folder it will show what driver version you have.


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02 Jan 2010   #13
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

2nd Update

Ok guys, Finally it worked!!!!!!! when I used what this guy suggested as I mentioned on my above post:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gullielli View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torrentg View Post
Hi folks. Put this to good, proper use and you should walk away from this all living to tell about it and happy.

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com
OH MY GOD I EFFING LOVE YOU MAN ! ..FINALLY it worked to install the latest driver ... So here is exactly what I did so others can maybe get it to work like I did !
I've been having MASSIVE problems with installing the latest drivers for my GPU and finally it worked !

1. I installed and let guru3d clean all my display drivers.
2. Restarted. (ITS IMPORTANT TO DO THIS!)
3. Downloaded and installed the 191.07 driver from WINDOWS UPDATE (IMPORTANT)
4. Restarted (IMPORTANT!)

note: I had to try and install the driver three times from windows update before it installed successfully ! So keep on going until it works! :P

And VOILA ! ...finally after weeks of brainstorming and swearing and only god and me knows what more.... it finally worked to install the driver !

oh and im running 64bit win7
I installed my Nvidia CD after I did all this as I mentioned. Went to their website again, and it used the 2nd option

Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products

Clicked GRAPHIC DRIVERS

(I have used this before mind you, and it didn't work before)

I downloaded it by saving it, and used "Run as Administrator" (Read somewhere to use this option if it doesn't download correctly which I used before but didn't work that time either) and it finally downloaded with no problem!!

what that guy suggested in using Sweeper on Nvidia Display Drivers, it seems it did help, I'm happy to resolve this issue at last

Hope anyone else with such an issue will read my post and resolve theirs to!

Thank you guys for trying to help <3

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::EDIT:: What i did exactly

1. Download Sweeper (It didn't work at first, when I click to use it, an error popped out, I figured I'll try "Run as Administor" on it and it worked.)

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

2. Remove ONLY Nvidia Display Driver

3. It will reboot, if Not restart your computer. When your back to startup, a black window appears saying "Nvidia, Are you sure? N/Y" I typed N and entered. It will load and everything will appear larger resolution then it had (Well mine did) Don't panic!

*No need to use Windows Update, it doesn't download properly anyway.

5. Just Use Nvidia CD installation and install it.

6. Go to Nvida Website to update it, after your done installing the CD, here's the website:

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Do Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products

Click GRAPHIC DRIVER

Save download to computer. I closed it, rebooted, and right clicked it and hit "Run as Administrator" and it worked for me!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Again Thank you guys for helping <33
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02 Jan 2010   #14
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Glad to hear you got that all figured out StarYasmine and thanks for posting back with your solution hopefully that will help someone else.
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03 Jan 2010   #15
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

For anyones information. Once a problem is resolved just click the red triangle and report it as resolved. This way others will know and can check with a resolved thread first. Thanks. Fabe
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03 Jan 2010   #16
StarYasmin

windows 7 Home Edition
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
For anyones information. Once a problem is resolved just click the red triangle and report it as resolved. This way others will know and can check with a resolved thread first. Thanks. Fabe
I didn't know how to, Was trying to find it with no luck x_x, I guess I'm blind since I'm still not sure

<== New ;(
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03 Jan 2010   #17
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

That's alright we both learned something with that tip, Thanks fabe.
He's talking about the upper right corner,


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03 Jan 2010   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

------------------------------------------------------------------------------
::EDIT:: What i did exactly

1. Download Sweeper (It didn't work at first, when I click to use it, an error popped out, I figured I'll try "Run as Administor" on it and it worked.)

Guru3D - Driver Sweeper (Setup) download from Guru3D.com

2. Remove ONLY Nvidia Display Driver

3. It will reboot, if Not restart your computer. When your back to startup, a black window appears saying "Nvidia, Are you sure? N/Y" I typed N and entered. It will load and everything will appear larger resolution then it had (Well mine did) Don't panic!

*No need to use Windows Update, it doesn't download properly anyway.

5. Just Use Nvidia CD installation and install it.

6. Go to Nvida Website to update it, after your done installing the CD, here's the website:

Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Do Option 2: Automatically find drivers for my NVIDIA products

Click GRAPHIC DRIVER

Save download to computer. I closed it, rebooted, and right clicked it and hit "Run as Administrator" and it worked for me!

------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Again Thank you guys for helping <33 [/QUOTE]

It's nice to know that using the tried and true standard procedure for installing drivers still works.
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