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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

05 Feb 2011   #1001


Has anyone used 266.58 and watched movies in PowerDVD 10? When I watch Blu-Rays in it with this driver set, there's a lot of pausing and stuttering with the Nvidia PureVideo option enabled. Disabling it and just enabling TrueTheatre with Nvidia CUDA fixes it, but the image is slightly less sharper.

I'll try re-installing or something.

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06 Feb 2011   #1002
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

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07 Feb 2011   #1003

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

It has a lot of issues it would seem. I couldn't even get it to install properly on my main Vista SP2 x64 rig.
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08 Feb 2011   #1004
Thomas R

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 Ver. 6.1.7601 (Build 7601)

The good news is that they are working on a fix for the installer issue:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NVIDIA Forums Technical Advisor ManuelG at NVIDIA Forums
I just wanted to inform everyone that it looks like we may have a fix in place that will resolve this bug. We may release a minor driver update that will only include a fix for this issue soon. If not, the fix will be in a major driver update early next month.
266.58 control panel settings MISSING HELP - NVIDIA Forums - Page 2
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08 Feb 2011   #1005

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Hmm I wonder if that will cure the fact that it installed in all my boots except Vista Ultimate SP2 main and there I ended up with VGA resolution and drivers not starting error code 43?
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09 Feb 2011   #1006

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

The 266.58 Version keeps giving me a driver stops responding but has recovered error....
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09 Feb 2011   #1007


The guy on the Nvidia forum seems to be filing a few tickets for all the bugs. Said the bug with blu-ray playback has been filed, but for now I've rolled back to 260.99.
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28 Feb 2011   #1008

Windows 7

266.77 WHQL from EVGA.
Forceware 266.77 Win Vista 7 WHQL 32-bit download from
Forceware 266.77 Win Vista 7 WHQL 64-bit download from

Software Description

This driver set was released by eVGA, it supports most series 200, 400 and 500 cards. Currently there's no release notes available however our forums indicate this is a proper and new WHQL set.


Increases performance for GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. the latest Release 260 drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:

GeForce GTX 580:

Up to 7% in Battlefield Bad Company 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 12% in Battleforge (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Very High)
Up to 11% in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 7% in Dirt 2 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 7% in Far Cry 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF Dark Tower)
Up to 5% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI – 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Up to 9% in Stone Giant (SLI 1920x1200, DOF on)
Up to 8% in Unigine Heaven v2.1 (SLI 1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
Improves performance in Final Fantasy XI on GeForce 400 Series and 500 Series GPUs.
Visual Quality
Adds ambient occlusion support for one of the most popular games of the year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty. Ambient occlusion improves the quality of lighting, shadows, and depth perception in many parts of the game. NVIDIA 3D Vision 
With Release 260 and 265 drivers, the installation process for 3D Vision has changed. Please view this knowledgebase article for more information on the changes.
Adds support for Beta 2:
Adds supports for 3D photo sharing and viewing
Adds new 3D video clips to the website
Improved scaling quality with video streaming content from over previous 266.35 Beta driver
Adds 3D Vision Window Mode support for the following games and applications:
Crazy Racing Kart Rider
Dragon Nest
EverQuest 2
Guild Wars 2
QQ Dance QQ
QQ Xian Xia
Tian Long Ba Bu
World of Warcraft – Burning Crusade
World of Warcraft – Wrath of the Lich King
Xun Xian
Zhu Xian 2
Google Earth
Improvements to 3DVisionLive
Adds support for new 3D Vision Desktop LCD monitors: Acer GN245HQ, Acer HN274H, Hannstar HS233, I-O Data 3D231XBR, Lenovo L2363dwA, Planar SA2311W
Adds support for new 3D Vision projectors: Acer X1261P, Sanyo PDG-DXL2000
Adds support for new 3D Vision All-in-On PC: ASUS ET2400XVT
Adds support for new DLP HDTVs: Mitsubishi WD-83838, WD-83738, WD-73838, WD-73837, WD-73738, WD-73638, WD-73C10, WD-65838, WD-65738, WD-65638, WD-65C10, WD-60738, WD-60638, WD-60C10, L75-A91.
Added the following 3D Vision game profiles:
Arcania: Gothic 4
Crazy Racing Kart Rider 크레이지레이싱 카트라이더
Crossfire 穿越火线
DC Universe Online
Dragon Nest
Front Mission Evolved
Guild Wars 2
Hank Haney's World Golf
Lineage 2
Medal of Honor (2010) Multiplayer
Medal of Honor (2010) Single Player
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit
NVIDIA Demo: Aliens vs. Triangles
NVIDIA Demo Endless City
PopKart 跑跑卡丁车
QQ Dance QQ 炫舞
QQ Xian Xia Zhuan QQ 仙侠传
Tian Long Ba Bu 天龙八部
TRON: Evolution
Vizerra (fullscreen version)
World Rally Championship 2010
Xun Xian 寻仙
NVIDIA Surround
Improved performance for 3-way and 4-way SLI configurations
Updated 3D Vision Surround and NVIDIA Surround game support list. Please visit the 3D Vision Surround web page for a full list of supported games.
Adds SLI profiles for the following PC games:
Alien vs. Triangles Demo
Endless City Demo
Lionheart: Kings Crusade
Moscow Racer: Legends of USSR
Rift: Planes of Telara
Shaun White Skateboarding
Enhances SLI profiles for the following PC games:
Age of Conan
Arcania: Gothic 4
Civilization V - DX11
Lost Planet 2
World Of Warcraft
Installs HD Audio driver version
Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
Supports playing back Blu-ray 3D discs when connecting your GPU to an HDMI 1.4 3D TV. Playback requires compatible software application from CyberLink, ArcSoft, Roxio, or Corel. For GPU and system requirements, visit the NVIDIA Blu-ray 3D website.
Supports lossless DTS-HD Master Audio and Dolby TrueHD audio bitstreaming support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce GTX 460, GTS 450, and GT 430 GPUs.
Supports high definition 24-bit, 96 and 192 KHz multi-channel audio sampling rate support for compatible Blu-ray movies with GeForce 400 and 500 series, GT 240, GT 220 and 210 GPUs.
Supports the new GPU-accelerated features in Adobe CS5.
Supports GPU-acceleration for smoother online HD videos with Adobe Flash 10.1. Learn more here.
Supports the new version of MotionDSP's video enhancement software, vReveal, which adds support for HD output. NVIDIA customers can download a free version of vReveal that supports up to SD output here.
Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports OpenGL 3.3 for GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
Supports OpenGL 4.1 on GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
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28 Feb 2011   #1009

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Thanks Steve. Anybody tried these with a 200 series yet?
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01 Mar 2011   #1010

Windows 7 Professional 64

I have been using these for about a week now, no problems, they do work wonderful in Rift.

Using SLI 470s
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