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Old 10-02-2006, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why cant I update my Nvidia driver?

For some reason whenever I try to update my video card driver it says it can’t install because I don’t have a compatible video card on my system. Well I know I do and its there in device manager. So what is the problem? Here is a picture of the error.


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Old 10-02-2006, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What card do you have and what version are you trying to update to?
knowing this will greatly increase your chances of being helped.

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Old 10-03-2006, 07:54 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an Evga 7800GT and im trying to update to the latest driver. When I go to Nvidias driver website they only give me the option of downloading one driver which is the newest. Is there a way I can download newer drivers but not the newest? Because I cant find any sites that offer anything other than the newest one,
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:18 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2006, 09:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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try this driver (it's a tweaked one)
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Old 10-03-2006, 11:33 AM   #6 (permalink)
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did you remove your existing nvidia drive from the control panel and/or driver cleaner? If not, uninstall your old first.. reboot then try to install the latest.
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Old 10-03-2006, 04:53 PM   #7 (permalink)
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aye, do as above, and also try redownloading the NEW nVidia drivers (same version, but with a fix to the installer .exe)

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