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Windows 7: Latest NVIDIA ForceWare Video Drivers Windows 7

19 Nov 2008   #1
Brink

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


 Latest Available NVIDIA Drivers:

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Game Ready Drivers vs. Creator Ready Drivers: which should I install?

NVIDIA GeForce GAME READY DRIVER (WHQL)
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Version: 445.87
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: April 15, 2020
In Device Manager: 26.21.14.4587

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v445.87) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.77
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.26
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.20.3.63
  • CUDA - 10.2
  • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0
What’s New in Version 445.87 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-1.

Game Ready for the Minecraft with RTX Beta

The new Game Ready Driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for the Minecraft with RTX Beta. In addition, this release also provides optimal support for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, Saints Row: The Third Remastered, and SnowRunner.

Learn more in our Game Ready Driver article.

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 445.87

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 RTX 2080 Ti][Rise Of The Tomb Raider - DirectX 12]: Blue-screen crash occurs after playing the game for 5-10 minutes. [2904755/2847526]
  • [Doom Eternal]: There is black flickering in the game. [2904116]
  • Some DirectX 11 games may fail to launch when Image Sharpening is enabled from the NVIDIA Control Panel: [2901920]
  • [Notebook]: Graphical corruption may occur after resume from display sleep. [2859247]

Open Issues in Version 445.87 WHQL

As with every released driver, version 445.87 WHQL of the Release 445 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.

You may encounter issues installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store. See “Issues Installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store” on page 19 for more information.

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

Windows 7 Issues
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
Windows 10 Issues
  • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, displaysettings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
  • Notebook][GeForce 1050 Ti MaxQ]: The screen displays corruption after waking from displayoff. [2859247]
  • [SLI][Doom Eternal]: Corruption occurs in the game upon opening the Steam overlay.[200593967]
  • (Battlefield 5, Destiny 2)[HDR]: With HDR enabled, the games appear too bright. [2909218]
  • [Monster Hunter World Iceborne]: Artifacts appear in the game. [2903858]
  • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
  • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks.[2781776]
  • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable.[2810884]
  • [Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege][Vulkan][G-SYNC]: When playing the game in Vulkan mode with G-SYNC enabled, flickering occurs after switching the game between full-screen and windowed mode.[200578641]

    To work around, either disable G-SYNC or play using an API other than Vulkan.


NVIDIA Studio DRIVER (SD)
[i2]Version: 442.92
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: April 16, 2020
In Device Manager: 26.21.14.4292

NVIDIA Studio Driver Release Notes (v442.92) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

Software Module Versions
  • nView - 149.77
  • HD Audio Driver - 1.3.38.21
  • NVIDIA PhysX System Software - 9.19.0218
  • GeForce Experience - 3.20.2.34
  • CUDA - 10.2
  • Standard NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.940.0
  • DCH NVIDIA Control Panel - 8.1.956.0
Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 442.92
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
  • [RayTracing]: Performance drop occurs when using optixGetTriangleVertexData.[2775594]
  • [OptiX][Arnold] Buffer overrun occurs on decrypted PTX. [2909773]
  • [OptiX][Arnold] Fixes and improvements for Arnold 6.0.3 Sparse Texture build. [2847875/2902009]
  • [Optix][Arnold]: Artifacts appear in non-square, non-mipmapped textures. [2775776]
  • [OptiX][Arnold]: Improved OptiX demand load paging to maximize performance. [2884781]
  • [OptiX][Arnold SDK]: Application crashes (access violation) may occur. [2913039]
  • [OptiX]: OptiX generates invalid code for trap instructions. [2759101]
  • [Notebook]: External display audio does not work. [2848952]
Open Issues in Version 442.92 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 442.92 WHQL of the Release 430 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
  • [Alchemist]: The application crashes when either changing the display resolution or switching to another display with a different resolution. [2732353]

    To workaround, avoid changing the resolution, or disconnecting from or connecting to an externaldisplay with the application opened.


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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
Mark

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
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

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

:)SK


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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
Mark

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
 
 

Hello.

@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
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ted,

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
Brink

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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