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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: 419.17
Release Date for Desktops and Notebooks: February 22, 2019
In Device Manager:

Game Ready Driver Release Notes (v419.17) (PDF)

Control Panel User's Guide (PDF)

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Release Highlights:

What’s New in Version 419.17 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.

Game Ready


Security Updates

This driver adds security updates for driver components.

Application SLI Profiles

Added or updated the following SLI profiles:
• Apex Legends
• Far Cry New Dawn

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 GTX 1660 Ti
New Features
  • NVIDIA Control Panel
Updated to version 8.1.950. Added new Developer->Manage GPU Performance Counters controls.
  • Video Codec SDK 9.0 (Released Feb 11, 2019)
Included Features
• Supports NVENC/NVDEC on NVIDIA Turing GPUs
• NVENC API has been updated to support HEVC B-frames on Turing GPUs.
• NVENC API adds the capability to output the encoded bitstream, and motion vectors from Motion-Estimation-only mode to video memory. This avoids the overhead of copying the output from system to video memory for processing pipelines operating directly on video memory.
• NVENC API now accepts CUArray as an input buffer. The SDK contains a sample application to demonstrate how to feed Vulkan surface to NVENC using VulkanCUDA interop.
More information: NVIDIA VIDEO CODEC SDK | NVIDIA Developer
  • Optical Flow SDK 1.0 (Released Feb 11, 2019)
This is a new API for Optical Flow and stereo disparity hardware engine, available on Turing GPUs.
More information: NVIDIA Optical Flow SDK | NVIDIA Developer

Changes and Fixed Issues in Version 419.17
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
  • [Doom Eternal / Doom 2016]: Decals render as black. [2515006]
  • [Battlefield V]: Screen artifacts appear in the game when Texture Filtering is set toHigh Quality in the NVIDIA Control Panel. [2470649]
  • Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) is not available for monitors with 4k2k timings.[2496987]
  • [Iray][OptiX]: Iray GPU acceleration crashes and falls back to CPU acceleration.[2503738]
  • Windows 7x64/8.1x64: Fixes random application crash or TDR introduced in previousGeForce display driver 418.81. [2504448]
Open Issues in Version 419.17 WHQL
As with every released driver, version 419.17 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
  • [G-SYNC]: With a G-SYNC and G-SYNC Compatible display connected in clonemode, flashing occurs on games played on the G-SYNC display with G-SYNCenabled. [200482157]
  • [Apex Legends]: DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG error message may appear and thenthe game crashes.[2503360]
  • [Hitman 2]: Pixelated corruption appears in the game. [2504274]
  • [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]
  • [Batman: Arkham Origins]: PhysX fog renders incorrectly [2451459]
  • [Firefox]: Cursor shows brief corruption when hovering on certain links in Firefox.[2107201]
  • Random desktop flicker occurs on some multi-display PCs [2453059]

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Don't forget to update your WEI Windows Experience Index - Update or Refresh Score after updating the driver.

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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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