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19 Nov 2008   #1

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

Latest NVIDIA GeForce Drivers

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Version: 1.0
Release Date: 2018.06.04
Operating System: Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit

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Version: 417.71
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: January 15, 2019
In Device Manager:

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v417.71) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

What’s New in Version 417.71 WHQL
Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver teamis working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-one.

3D Vision Profiles
Added or updated the following 3D Vision profiles:
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider - Not Recommended
  • Darksider 3 - Fair
Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.34
  • HD Audio Driver -
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.18.0907
  • GeForce Experience -
  • CUDA - 10.0
Product Support
  • Added support for GeForce RTX 2060
New Features
  • G-SYNC Compatible Support
    NVIDIA G-SYNC can now be used to activate the VRR features of G-SYNC
    Compatible displays. G-SYNC Compatible displays have been validated by NVIDIA to not show pulsing, flickering, or other artifacts during VRR gaming. See GeForce G-SYNC Monitors: Manufacturers & Specs for the list of GSYNC Compatible displays.
    • • G-SYNC on G-SYNC Compatible displays is supported only with NVIDIA Pascal
      and later GPU architectures.
      • Only single displays are currently supported; multiple monitors can be connected but no more than one display should have G-SYNC enabled.
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 417.71
The following sections list the important changes and the most common issues resolved in this version. This list is only a subset of the total number of changes made in this driver version. The NVIDIA bug number is provided for reference.

Fixed Issues in this Release
  • [GeForce GTX 1080]: GPU clock speed does not drop to idle when three monitors areenabled. [2474107]
  • Black screen when resuming from monitor sleep on some DisplayPort monitors.[2457142]
  • [Notebook]: Fixed lockup that occurred when resuming from sleep on MSI GT83notebook [2456849]
  • [GeForce GTX 1060 Notebook][Gu Jian Qi Tan 3]: The application hangs duringlaunch. [200477252]
  • Fixed black screen on BenQ XL2730 monitor at 144Hz refresh rate [2456730]
  • [Windows 7][G-SYNC]: Game FPS drops when G-SYNC is used with V-Sync.[200473408]
  • [SLI][3D Gaming][TU104][PG 180][Multiple apps][Win10RS5x64]Blocky Corruptionwhen application is switched to certain resolutions [200465152]
  • [Shadow of the Tomb Raider]: Fixed occasional application crash in DirectX 12 mode.[200464716]
Open Issues in Version 417.71 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 417.71 WHQL of the Release 415 driver has open issues and enhancement requests associated with it. This section includes lists of issues that are either not fixed or not implemented in this version. Some problems listed may not have been thoroughly investigated and, in fact, may not be NVIDIA issues. Others may have workaround solutions.

For notebook computers, issues can be system-specific and may not be seen on your particular notebook.

Windows 10 Issues
  • [SLI][Shadow of the Tomb Raider][G-SYNC]: Flickering occurs in the game whenlaunched with SLI, HDR, and G-SYNC enabled [200467122]
  • [HDR][Ni no Kuni 2]: Enabling HDR causes the application to crash when launched.[2483952]
  • [ARK Survival]: Multiple errors and then blue-screen crash may occur when playingthe game. [2453173]
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.[2107201]
  • [G-SYNC]: Random flickering occurs when connecting G-SYNC monitor + non-GSYNC HDMI monitor with G-SYNC enabled. [2399845]

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19 Nov 2008   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brink.

I just tried to update to the same 178.24 driver that I'm currently running on my Vista and it seems it won't allow it.......Any ideas?

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver.jpg

Later Ted

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19 Nov 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

I don't know but maybe that particular driver was meant for windows 7 for Beta testing and that's why it came up in Windows update, just a thought.
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19 Nov 2008   #4


Hi all......

for anyone interested in the Beta offerings, i just installed the 180.44 Nvidia driver, running smooth as silk on W7!!
Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-gpu3.jpg


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19 Nov 2008   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Mr Grim.

No I didn't get it from WU; I even had the Ethernet cable unplugged from the machine during the attempt. I tried to update to the same driver I had saved to one of my partitions. That's probably the reason it failed; how would I do it then?

Thanks for the help!

Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver2.jpg Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7-nvidia_driver3.jpg

Later Ted

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19 Nov 2008   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64

You might be better off trying to just click on the execute file for the driver but fist go into properties and change it compatibility mode for Vista.

That's what did the first time I installed it before I got one from the Windows Update and it seemed to install without any problems.

The driver you have now is the same one i am using at the moment and that was the one I got from the windows update and I couldn't find that particular driver on the Nvidia website.

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19 Nov 2008   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


@Mr Grim; I just tried that and got the same result; oh well, if it ain't broke don't fix it!
Knowing the way I fix things sometime it'll cease to work at all....

Thanks for trying to help though!

Later :) Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #8

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


Have you tried the 180.43 beta driver version? That's the one I am using without problems.
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19 Nov 2008   #9
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello Brink....:)

No sir, I haven't. I'll have to try it later.

Thanks Shawn!

Later Ted
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19 Nov 2008   #10

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

New NVIDIA 180.48 driver version released 11-19-2008 for 8800, 9, and 200 series. See first post for details.
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