Win7 Nvidea update

I just updated/hotfix my computer and I was checking out the optional updates and saw GTX260 Nvidea, did the update but can't find it in my list of updates, anyone with a Nvidea card see this, or know what it is about, did a search in the MSFT knowledge base and nothing came up
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  1. you can check with display driver version!
    Check for version & date!
    As that update belongs to Nvidia, it may get updated to Display chipset in Device manager directly!
  2. not saying its a bad idea...
    but if your trying to stay current w/ updates, i suggest downloading them directly from the nVidia website...
    if you've bought a recent game, use the beta drivers. They're perfectly safe to use
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
  3. last driver date of installation 1/11/2010 so it did not change my drivers, so try again, and please don't guess, I have searched and cannot find out anything at the KB base at MSFT
    BTW, please read my post, it came from MSFT, they have never updated drivers in a Windows update, even though it's a option, I have never in 20 something years seen a Windows update drivers in a hotfix/patch/update
  4. number13 said:
    last driver date of installation 1/11/2010 so it did not change my drivers, so try again, and please don't guess, I have searched and cannot find out anything at the KB base at MSFT
    BTW, please read my post, it came from MSFT, they have never updated drivers in a Windows update, even though it's a option, I have never in 20 something years seen a Windows update drivers in a hotfix/patch/update


    Actually, they did... I used to check for XP updates directly at the Windows Update site, and they regularly included updates for my hardware as well, including the GPU. I just never downloaded them, because I had no way to verify the version or where MS actually got the driver from.
  5. really, hmm, well the driver's in this machine are installed 1/11/2010, so I know it was not a driver update, I did see in several forums that they were having problem with W7 and GTX260+ w/1G mem, the card I am running, causing some problems, I have a Asus M/B and I have been fighting problems, CTD, BSOD's etc, but I manually set the memory to CAS 6 and it helped a lot, not perfect but better, my Gigabyte machine and my Dell laptop have no problems whatsoever, so I knew it was the hardware in this machine
  6. Never let Windoze Update install drivers.....sooner or later you'll get bitten. Let WU handle the OS....if you want to let it advise you of new drivers being available, fine....but then d/l them off manufacturer's web site.
  7. I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but this just popped up http://www.sevenforums.com/news/4242-microsoft-plans-issue-non-update-update-win-7-a.html
    does this really say fake updates
  8. number13 said:
    I don't know if anyone is still reading this thread, but this just popped up http://www.sevenforums.com/news/4242-microsoft-plans-issue-non-update-update-win-7-a.html
    does this really say fake updates


    Dude... This is ooooooold news. Microsoft rolled out a few "fake" updates, as in updates that do nothing, during the Windows 7 beta phase to test whether Update works correctly on Windows 7. This was more than a year ago...
  9. Sorry that I'm not following this, my computer updated the Nvidea 260 on the 11th of this month, and I have a retail copy, I realize this was for beta's but, I did an update, not listed in my update list, no record at MSFT, KB search has no hits, am I imagining things, good lord I hope not
  10. Questions:

    1) Is your current Nvidia driver version the one you installed manually?
    2) Did the apparent MS update break anything? If not I wouldn't worry about it.
  11. 1. yes it is
    2. nothing has changed, that is what worries me, what happened
  12. One possibility is that MS updated the Nvidia driver version bundled with Windows 7. The retail version shipped with Forceware 180something installed, so maybe they have updated this to a newer version. This would explain why it was seen as a Windows update and did not affect your installed GPU driver.
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