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Nvidia GeForce4 mx420 driver

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October 26, 2012 11:13:28 PM

i found a driver from nvidiacom auto detection and tried to install. got message "this graphic driver could not fid compatible hardware"
can you help. older system with windows 7 32 bit old nVidia GeForce4 mx420 ap card
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October 27, 2012 12:41:29 AM

Hi :) 

Did you choose the driver for the CORRECT Operating system ?

All the best Brett :) 
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a b $ Windows 7
October 27, 2012 12:47:51 AM

There are no Windows 7 drivers for that obsolete card. Your stuck with what Windows supplies (No OpenGL).
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October 27, 2012 12:49:05 AM

As far as I know, the MX 4XX cards are not supported under Windows 7. They work fine under XP with 93.71 back from 2006
April 12, 2013 1:52:41 PM

I found a way to use GeForce4 mx420 in Windows 7:
download the driver "93.71_forceware_winxp2k_english_whql.exe" from http://download.cnet.com/93-71-forceware-winxp2k-englis..., unpack it to a folder. Then, right click the setup.exe in the unpacked folder, select the "Compatibility" tab; check "Run this program in compatibility mode for:"; select "Windows XP (Service Pack 3)" in the pull down selection. Then, click "Apply", and "OK" to exit the property change. Now, run "setup.exe", you will be able to install the driver for your Windows 7. This works for my Win 7 PC - right now I am using it to post this answer.

April 26, 2014 8:11:35 AM

Many thanks to ranch99 . Wonderful solution that solved my problem for installing the GeForce4 mx420 driver on my new Windows 7 installation.
After 3 hours investigation, launching "93.71_forceware_winxp2k_english_whql.exe" in XP SP3 compatibility mode let me change my display from low resolution to HD 1920x1080 !!!
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