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Nforce4 ethernet drivers with 64-bit windows 7

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May 30, 2009 4:09:14 AM

Hello, I am now finally attempting to install 64-bit windows 7 beta but so far I encountered a problem regarding my ethernet driver.

I bought an HP 1540n which is currently a XP MC machine and it has an integrated Nvidia Ethernet lan driver. I'm guessing it's an nforce4 430/410 chipset. Now my problem is that Nvidia no longer supports this chipset on it's driver page, nor does it have a windows 7 driver for such an old chipset. However I have found 64-bit Vista versions of this driver.

Now I don't know much about Windows 7, but I heard they can run 64-bit Vista drivers- does that work for all Vista 64 drivers?

Thank you for your help

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May 30, 2009 4:46:17 AM

you should be able to use it for win7, you might have to alter the inf file changing amd64.nt.6.0 to amd65.nt.6.1 (or something like that, though, ive been drinking a little and its 1am)
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May 30, 2009 4:51:29 AM

Yes Sir, you can almost say the same about me. Another few minutes and I'm gonna plunge in with or without it the driver. But thanks for the information.
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May 30, 2009 5:11:34 AM

hmmmm odd. I have seem to uninstall my nvidia network controller, restarted, and now my internet still seems to work...

Update- Hey guys, it works, turns out I didn't need an ethernet driver, Windows 7 did mostly everything for me :D 
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