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Problem installing 64bit Geforce drivers on Vista 64bit.

  • Nvidia
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  • Windows Vista
  • Geforce
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 8, 2009 10:25:38 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 networkcontrollers.

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)

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a b Î Nvidia
March 8, 2009 11:11:19 AM

No, never had any problems installing nvidia's 64 bit drivers.
Have you tried installing the 32 bit drivers?
March 8, 2009 11:53:20 AM

I haven't tried the 32 bit drivers yet....I was simply following what I thought was
a logical thought proces..i.e...if NVidia asks me to choose my OS and I select Vista 64bit,
they direct me to the 64bit driver....How silly of me to think programmers are logical people ;) 

I will try the 32 bit version (if it's all the same ??)

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March 8, 2009 11:55:15 AM

On another note:

I was 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 am I going to invite the biggest Trojan Horse in the history of Troy?

thank again !
a c 225 Î Nvidia
a b \ Driver
March 8, 2009 10:42:15 PM

The file size should be around 130MB.
March 8, 2009 11:58:22 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...