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Problem installing 64bit NVidia Geforce drivers on Vista 64bit

Last response: in Windows Vista
March 8, 2009 11:37:23 AM

Hi all,

I want to update the drivers for my GTX260 graphics card.
I downloaded the appropriate driver for my OS, Vista Home premium 64 bit (OEM):
Driver: 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whgl.
But when I try to run the driver application I get the following error:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running.
Check your computer's system information to see wether you need an x86 (32-bit) or
x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact your software publisher".

I have the same problem with 64bit NVidia network controllers.

Is this a known problem or am I doing something wrong?



System: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, 8GB RAM, Geforce GTX260, Asus P5N-D (nForce 750ichipset)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP1 (OEM)
March 8, 2009 11:44:10 AM

I was just wondering if this could be just an installer problem.
The filesize of 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whql is just 22kb.
I noticed on another site ( they have a download of the same driver that is a 100 MB.

Is anyone familiar with Can I safely download the drivers from there?
Or in other words is that site known and trustworthy, or am I going to invite the biggest Trojan Horse in the
history of Troy?


March 8, 2009 11:59:47 PM

Problem solved: Do not use a download accelerator!

I'm using Flashget, which starts automatically when I want to download something
but it doesn't seem to work when downloading drivers.
When I turned it off, it downloaded the driver (the full 100MB) just fine and I had
no problems installing it!
I think the NVidia site actually mentions that somewhere...