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Windows 7: Update poblems with Sony All-In-One and NVIDA GPU

11 Jan 2010   #11
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can roll back to your older driver on the Driver tab for the Display Adapater in Device Manager.
Tried that, got an error code during the re-install of the old driver; computer went right into restart on its own. Images werre distorted during the entire re-start. Things seem ok now, but ocasionally I get garbled sections of the screen for split seconds. Something must have gone wonky during the reinstall of the old driver. Should I try to install the old driver AGAIN?

But this suggestion doesn't solve my main problem. Why did this updated driver do this to me? Black and white any time the system sleeps or hibernates? Takes several restarts to get back into color? What would cause this?
And what about the fact that the windows 7 updater advisor still said my nvidiea drivers were not compatible with windows 7 even when I had the updated driver installed?

I need help! Thanks again for all your continued efforts and advice!


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12 Jan 2010   #12
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njs092682 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can roll back to your older driver on the Driver tab for the Display Adapater in Device Manager.
Tried that, got an error code during the re-install of the old driver; computer went right into restart on its own. Images werre distorted during the entire re-start. Things seem ok now, but ocasionally I get garbled sections of the screen for split seconds. Something must have gone wonky during the reinstall of the old driver. Should I try to install the old driver AGAIN?

But this suggestion doesn't solve my main problem. Why did this updated driver do this to me? Black and white any time the system sleeps or hibernates? Takes several restarts to get back into color? What would cause this?
And what about the fact that the windows 7 updater advisor still said my nvidiea drivers were not compatible with windows 7 even when I had the updated driver installed?

I need help! Thanks again for all your continued efforts and advice!
Any help? Anyone? FZ21Z, where'd ya go?
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17 Jan 2010   #13
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What operating system are you currently using? And forget the adviser, Windows 7 runs fine on that card.
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17 Jan 2010   #14
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
What operating system are you currently using? And forget the adviser, Windows 7 runs fine on that card.
Like I said before, I'm running windows vista (32 bit). I didn't want to drop the 100 bucks on the windows 7 premium upgrade (64 bit) without knowing that the updated drivers worked 100 percent fine on the nvidia.

The black and white problem with the driver you had me try is a big concern; I had to roll back to the previous driver to get my display to work properly again. I tried re-doing the the driver update, and the same exact thing happened again.
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18 Jan 2010   #15
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njs092682 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
What operating system are you currently using? And forget the adviser, Windows 7 runs fine on that card.
I didn't want to drop the 10 bucks on the windows 7 premium upgrade (64 bit) without knowing that the updated drivers worked 100 percent fine on the nvidia.
They do, and for the sake of "10 bucks", buy it, back everything up, and follow this guide...

- Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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18 Jan 2010   #16
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by njs092682 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by FZ21Z View Post
What operating system are you currently using? And forget the adviser, Windows 7 runs fine on that card.
I didn't want to drop the 10 bucks on the windows 7 premium upgrade (64 bit) without knowing that the updated drivers worked 100 percent fine on the nvidia.
They do, and for the sake of "10 bucks", buy it, back everything up, and follow this guide...

- Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
whoops, meant to say 100 bucks there. Sorry about that.
I'll go ahead and bite. I'm still worried that my nvidia graphics card had so much trouble with the black and white issue with the updated drivers for 32-bit vista. But it seems you aren't too concerned about this, so I'll go ahead and give it a shot, and follow the directions you provided in the link above.
I've already backed up everything using vista's backup program.
When I go restore all those files that are saved on disc using vista's backup method, they'll all restore perfectly when I go to load them up on Windows 7, right?

And just one more favor: can you please provide a link for the updated 64 bit drivers for Windows 7? When you posted them the first time, the link didn't work.
Thanks a bunch for all your help!
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18 Jan 2010   #17
gregrocker

 

The Win7 DVD is nearly driver complete. Unlike Vista and XP, MS sponsored the WHQL partnership with all manufacturers to build drivers for Win7, so they have them first in the installer and Updates.

Afterwards, any missing drivers in Device Manager can be found on your manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage for your model, or your Drivers CD if you have one. You can also back up your Vista windows/system32,drivers file to browse to from Device Manager to find a missing driver.

After finding any missing drivers, I would not replace any unless performance dictates.
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19 Jan 2010   #18
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
The Win7 DVD is nearly driver complete. Unlike Vista and XP, MS sponsored the WHQL partnership with all manufacturers to build drivers for Win7, so they have them first in the installer and Updates.

Afterwards, any missing drivers in Device Manager can be found on your manufacturer's Support Downloads webpage for your model, or your Drivers CD if you have one. You can also back up your Vista windows/system32,drivers file to browse to from Device Manager to find a missing driver.

After finding any missing drivers, I would not replace any unless performance dictates.
In case you missed the beginning of this conversation, I have a sony all-in-one desktop. Sony does not provide any, and I mean ANY, updated drivers for the nvidia graphics card included in the desktop. The driver that's installed on the system for the nvidia is not compatible with windows 7, and you can not download and install driver updates directly from nvidia when you're dealing with sony notebooks (yes, the computer is a desktop, but all of its components are notebook parts, including the particular nvidia graphics card we're discussing). Hence why we're talking about driver updates for the card/computer.

But thanks for the advice. I figured I'd just fill you in on the conversation, and why it's going on.

And FZ21Z, please read my last message before this...the info requested there would be great if you could provide it! Thanks!
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19 Jan 2010   #19
gregrocker

 

What I am trying to say is that your display driver may well be in the Win7 installer, or available shortly after install via Windows Updates.

Only in the rarest cases are the drivers not provided in the Win7 installer, unlike Vista or XP.

If you want to find out, you could shrink Vista in Disk Mgmt and install Win7 to a second partition. This way you can abandon Win7 if your worries about no video driver pan out.
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19 Jan 2010   #20
njs092682

Vista 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
What I am trying to say is that your display driver may well be in the Win7 installer, or available shortly after install via Windows Updates.

Only in the rarest cases are the drivers not provided in the Win7 installer, unlike Vista or XP.

If you want to find out, you could shrink Vista in Disk Mgmt and install Win7 to a second partition. This way you can abandon Win7 if your worries about no video driver pan out.
very interesting. Sorry, I didn't get your meaning. I do have two 500 gig hard drives; the second one (which would be considered a second partition, I guess)isn't even being used; it's completely empty. How would I go about installing windows 7 on the other partition that is not currently being used? Any directions you could link me to would be much appreciated.

AndI just ordered the windows 7 ultimate upgrade 64 bit; hopefully should be here in the next week.
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