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NVidia Drivers for Win7?

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January 11, 2009 5:00:12 PM

I installed windows 7, but cant do any gaming on it as it only has the default driver for the GTX280 which is absolutely atrocious. Are there any Alpha or Beta Drivers released for Windows 7 so that people can really run it through the mill for gaming?

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January 11, 2009 5:13:03 PM

Its a beta, what did you expect?
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January 11, 2009 5:31:28 PM

http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_7.html

Dunno if that will help, prolly not but thats what nVidia has to say on drivers.
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January 11, 2009 5:40:15 PM

i read all the vista drivers should work for 7. I have win 7 64bit. The only drivers i needed were for video card and sound.

Video - ATI 8.12 Vista 64 driver
sound - Gigabyte's Realtek vista driver

both worked flawlessly. I have read a lot of people having trouble with beta drivers. Like i said, i read vista drivers will work.

I've had it running since late friday night. Running Farcry2, left4dead, COD5, Ventrillo, fraps, 3dmark06, etc. Typical gaming stuff. No issues.

have you tried the vista drivers?
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January 11, 2009 5:56:14 PM

Tekkamanraiden said:
Its a beta, what did you expect?


A beta, with some big bugs, some huge stability problems and some very unstable alpha or beta drivers, so far I am actually impressed by the over all quality of the Beta, but the default drivers are just that, default and bad.


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http://www.nvidia.com/object/windows_7.html
Dunno if that will help, prolly not but thats what nVidia has to say on drivers.


Ah, so all the Beta drivers are available through windows update, neat. I just assumed nVidia would release their drivers separately like they normally do, but that's cool, everything in one place... perhaps this time around the Windows Update Utility will be useful.

Thank you for finding that link timaahhh, that was exactly what I was looking for.


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January 11, 2009 5:57:29 PM

50bmg said:
i read all the vista drivers should work for 7. I have win 7 64bit. The only drivers i needed were for video card and sound.

Video - ATI 8.12 Vista 64 driver
sound - Gigabyte's Realtek vista driver

both worked flawlessly. I have read a lot of people having trouble with beta drivers. Like i said, i read vista drivers will work.

I've had it running since late friday night. Running Farcry2, left4dead, COD5, Ventrillo, fraps, 3dmark06, etc. Typical gaming stuff. No issues.

have you tried the vista drivers?



Also excellent into to know, I guess if Win7 is just a general reskin and re marketing of Vista it would make sense. Loved Vista, and Im really enjoying Win7 so far as well.
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January 11, 2009 6:01:33 PM

Does anyone else wonder why the heck they put the spaces between the icons on the status bar?
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January 11, 2009 6:10:08 PM

Send your icon spacing concern to MS, that's what the beta is for after all.
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January 11, 2009 6:28:40 PM

I tried 7 on my I7 P6T. The mobo drivers arent compatible with 7, so USB is glitchy and I cant install the beta driver for my 4870 since the chipset drivers arent right.

It did install fast, and boot fast, but I had to come back to Vista for the time being.

I'm sure it works lots better on older hardware with compatible drivers.
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January 11, 2009 8:48:39 PM

I am just running Vista 64 drivers on Windows 7, so far so good.
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January 11, 2009 9:49:08 PM

You can get Nvidia drivers from Windows Update in Windows 7 beta. Look at your optional updates.
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January 11, 2009 9:59:27 PM

Yeah if you go to Nvidia's site they tell you that you will get them through Windows update.

I can confirm this as I got the WDM driver for my 6800GT through windows update.

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January 11, 2009 11:57:30 PM

^ What?? They still support the 6xxx series on Win 7??
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