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  • Hi:


    I'm sure there are A LOT of peeps on here wondering how to install ANY Vista compatible drivers???  I have an Nvidia 7900GTX GPU that can't do it's thing because I can't seem to locate or download a driver for it or my printer!  (Lexmark X7170)  Can ANYONE help??!



    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 5:02 AM

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  • when i installed rc2 it downloaded and installed all my gfx drivers automatcaly....and yeh i have the same problem with my printer however i went on the hp site and they arnt going to publish drivers untill the full vista is out ready to buy..
    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 8:17 AM
  • I had a similar thing with my Canon, but the XP drivers seem to work fine.

    Give them a go.


    Tuesday, October 10, 2006 4:30 PM
  • Hi,

    Nvidia are one of the few who are developing and releasing Beta drivers for Vista's different builds.

    You can get 96.33 drivers for Geforce graphics cards from their Beta Downloads, but finding it is fun!

    This is link to the 32 bit x86 version: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.33.html

    This is link to x64 version: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.33.html

    Oh should advise reading driver details etc, as they still don't include many of the XP drivers functionality and don't support SLI.

    The nForce4 chipset drivers are easier to find, as they are just in the Beta downloads directly at nvidia.com, but as you don't mention your MB I don't know if these are needed so haven't posted link.

    As to printers, my Canon works fine on XP32 drivers for Vista RC2 x86, but they never even did XP64 drivers for it, so Vista specific you can forget!

    Just hope that in the next three months they decide to write some!


    Wednesday, October 11, 2006 1:20 PM
  • Hi, i got some problems, i got Nvidia Geforce GO 7900 GTX - its mobile nvidia 512Mb, on my dell xps.
    there is driver and nvidia software to work cool on windows vista Rc2 ? im tired to search and install
    wrong drivers. please help
    Tuesday, October 24, 2006 5:59 AM
  • Nett,

    You don't say which version of RC2 you have installed, so advising on final drivers is not possible (x86 or x64)?

    Nvidia are one of the companies who are sreleasing constant updates to their drivers and since my earlier post on this thread they have now released RC2 drivers for most of their GFX cards (v.96.85)

    These are still "not performance drivers" and don't support SLI and many other functions, but you could give them a try.

    This is link to x64 driver http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x64_96.85.html

    This is for x86 http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html

    NOTE THESE ARE ONLY FOR RC2 (build 5744) upwards.

    My advice on graphics is check bak with Nvidia site once a week as they will release updates from now till launch of Vista, as I assume they will release SLI compatible drivers by the time Vista is on the marketplace.


    Wednesday, October 25, 2006 7:56 AM
  • Hi Ridesy,

    You seem to know your stuff...


    I've got big problems...

    My windows xp home recently started freezing.. then rebooting itself.

    windows suggested a nvidia driver update.. but having downloaded

    (what I think was the correct driver update...?) ..hasnt fixed the problem.


    I'm a little unsure about specs...  nforce4 SLI AMD Athlon 64 x 2

    I've 'restored' to an earlier configuration, but now my video doesnt work at all.


    Any suggestions?  (- link to current correct driver update?)

    If not, who can I approach?

    nvidia.com seem to offer downloads.. but I dont see any link to determine

    what I actually require......




    Friday, June 8, 2007 10:16 PM
  • Femto,


    You clearly need to be very careful in updating chipset drivers unless you know exactly which Motherboard and chipset you have.


    If it is as you say an nForce 4 AMD series, then these are the latest drivers (forceware release 6.86): http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_nf4_win2k_6.86.html


    Don't forget however that this message could be referring to graphics drivers too, so the question is what graphics card do you have and what drivers are you using for that too?


    If GeForce 5, 6 or 7 series then these: http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_94.24.html


    But being honest you shouldn't just start getting these messages, did you install a new programme, add any new hardware etc, as

    there is usually another reason for the errors.


    By all means try the driver updates, but do 1st check that your MB is an nForce4 AMD and do check which graphics card you have.


    If these are correct, then follow this process:


    1. Download a copy of DriverCleaner1.5 from here: http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=745 and install this programme, but don't run it yet!

    2. Go to Add Remove Programmes in Control Panel and Remove ALL Nvidia drivers.

    3. Restart, but boot to Windows Safe Mode (tap F8 after POST and select Safe Mode)

    4. Run DriverCleaner from Safe Mode and tell it to remove all traces of NVIDIA graphics and chipset drivers (you can do both at once)

    5. Restart to full Windows (cancel any and ALL Windows "new device install" requests) and install chipset drivers first.

    6. Restart again (*** I know, but needed)

    7. Again cancel any Windows Device Install request and Install Graphics drivers then restart for last time.


    This way you should have the latest drivers with no chance of any conflicts, but as I say it sounds like there may be a cause you need to find first.



    Monday, June 11, 2007 7:49 AM