Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7


  1. Posts : 7
    Vista
       #1021

    Dwarf said:
    The driver should support your GPU, but I don't know what sort of effect it will have on the blu-ray functionality. I believe that Sony is one of those manufacturers who can be a bit pinnicky about drivers that don't originate from them.

    From the NVidia website:
    NVidia Caveat said:
    As part of the NVIDIA Verde Notebook Driver Program, this is a reference driver that can be installed on supported NVIDIA notebook GPUs. However, please note that your notebook original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides certified drivers for your specific notebook on their website. NVIDIA recommends that you check with your notebook OEM about recommended software updates for your notebook. OEMs may not provide technical support for issues that arise from the use of this driver.
    32-bit: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL
    64-bit: NVIDIA DRIVERS 266.58 WHQL
    So this is what Sony's Vaio Support site says:

    Sony eSupport - VGN-FZ470E

    But as I said earlier, the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor still says the GeForce 8400M GT will not be compatible. Should I just attempt to see what happens?
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  2. Posts : 1,039
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
       #1022

    Don't worry about the upgrade adviser ts a nVidia graphic card, as long as it has it in the support list.
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  3. Posts : 7
    Vista
       #1023

    Just installed windows 7 but im stuck in the standard vga graphics adapter setting, nor will 266.58 driver install properly on my computer...help is welcome.
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  4. Posts : 18,408
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #1024

    267.85 WHQL for GTX 590 released.

       Information

    This driver adds support for the new GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU graphics card, including support for Quad SLI when paired with a second GeForce GTX 590 card.
    Last edited by Airbot; 25 Mar 2011 at 19:08.
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  5. Posts : 70,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #1025

    Thank you Aaron. First post updated.
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  6. Posts : 1,039
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
       #1026

    WTFSONY said:
    Just installed windows 7 but im stuck in the standard vga graphics adapter setting, nor will 266.58 driver install properly on my computer...help is welcome.
    What graphic card do you have?
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  7. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #1027

    None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
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  8. Posts : 70,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #1028

    Ex_Brit said:
    None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
    Hello Peter,

    Did it give you any error messages?

    Did you see if uninstalling the 260.99 drivers would allow you to install the newer version?
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  9. Posts : 1,629
    Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
       #1029

    Brink said:
    Ex_Brit said:
    None of the drivers since 260.99 will install on my GTX295.
    Hello Peter,

    Did it give you any error messages?

    Did you see if uninstalling the 260.99 drivers would allow you to install the newer version?

    No errors, just failed to install and yes, I tried every possible method. Ended up with a screen that looked to me to be sub-RGB if that is possible. The same goes for any drivers beta or otherwise above this version, but in my main Vista OS only. I did manage to get 266.58 to install on the other one and in my Win 7's.

    Sorry I should have clarified which OS I was talking about and realized we were talking Win 7 here.

    I must say, judging by the nVidia GeForce forums, I am by no means alone in this situation.
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  10. Posts : 70,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #1030

    Peter,

    You might see if using Guru3D - Driver Sweeper to wipe all traces of the old NIVIDIA drivers and any other video driver found may help, and allow you to install the newer driver afterwards.
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