Nvidia driver version in device manager

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by PeterleB, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. PeterleB

    PeterleB MDL Novice

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    Vista x64 Ultimate SP1, Geforce 7800 GT
    In spite of successful installation the Nvidia "181.20_geforce_winvista_64bit_international_whql" driver, shown in the details tab of device manager the driver tab displays always the old version 7.15.11.6369.
    Should it not show 7.15.11.8120?
    From where reads windows device manager its information?
    In the registry I found entries with the old number and replaced it, but device manager continues with the old version number.
    Any ideas?
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  2. juzz

    juzz MDL Member

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  3. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

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    Reinstall

    Via control panel uninstall (not disable) the current driver. Reboot and Vista will install a generic (or older Nvidia) VGA driver. Then via control panel elect to update the driver but do not let Vista find it. Rather, point the installer to the directory where you saved 7.15 . . . and it should install it.

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  4. PeterleB

    PeterleB MDL Novice

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    Works!

    The uninstall via control panel and re-install was the right way
    Thanks

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  5. HMonk

    HMonk MDL Addicted

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    #5 HMonk, Jan 20, 2009
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2009
    Thanks

    Thanks for the feedback Peter; I always appreciate knowing if "fixes" effected the anticipated result.

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