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 PostPost subject: Nvidia Windows 7 Driver?        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:32 pm 
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I apologise if i'm posting in the wrong place.
I booted up Windows 7 (64Bit) today and in the updates it listed an update for my Geforce 9800GX2.
I had recently uninstalled the driver Windows 7 automatically installed and installed Vista 64bit 180.43 driver, so I thought it was an older Vista driver.
But next to the driver it said "Prerelease WDDM 1.1 Driver."
I had read on the internet that ATI had already released a Windows 7 Driver, is this Nvdia's Windows 7 driver?
EDIT: The driver version is 178.14 but the DDI version is 9Ex, where in Vista it is version 10.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 2:36 pm 
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Windows Vista does also use DDX 9ex. It only uses DDX 10 when the programs you use demand it.
And do the Nvidia driver also work for Geforce 8500GT ?

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PS: Sorry for my bad english.


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 PostPost subject: driver        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:05 pm 
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why not you check website for driver?


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 PostPost subject: Re: driver        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:16 pm 
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zeeshee wrote:
why not you check website for driver?

I have checked the website and there is no section for windows 7.
Although in the dxdiag display tab the DDI version is reported as 9Ex when it should be reported as version 10. Will i still be able to use Directx 10 features in Windows 7?

EDIT: I found the 178.14 driver on the laptopvideo2go website, with the same date and pre-release wddm 1.1, and it seems it was meant for a 8400M GS laptop graphics, so it's not a windows 7 driver.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:22 pm 
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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 3:41 pm 
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I think that the windows 7's driver are the same that vista use.So you can put vista's driver on windows 7 without having any problems.
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bibo wrote:
I think that the windows 7's driver are the same that vista use.So you can put vista's driver on windows 7 without having any problems.

Yeah, thats what i've done, installed 180.43 driver and all seems fine except the DDI Version still displays 9Ex instead of 10.


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NVIDIA seemed to be distributing Beta driver updates for the betas of Windows Vista.

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squidward_ wrote:
NVIDIA seemed to be distributing Beta driver updates for the betas of Windows Vista.

So what Windows update found was a beta driver for Vista and not 7?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 10:30 pm 
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The 9800GX2 wasn't even around when Vista was beta, so it can't be a Vista Beta driver. Most likely its just the latest driver Windows Update has for that card. WU shows one for my 8800GT dating from May which is obviously a few versions out of date.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Nov 02, 2008 11:28 pm 
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OG wrote:
The 9800GX2 wasn't even around when Vista was beta, so it can't be a Vista Beta driver. Most likely its just the latest driver Windows Update has for that card. WU shows one for my 8800GT dating from May which is obviously a few versions out of date.

Dang, thats annoying as ATI users already have a windows 7 graphics driver....


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Remember, 6519, among other builds, was one sent out to OEMs and companies like ATi and nVidia to begin developing 7 drivers, after the mess that was the driver scenario at Vista's launch.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:54 pm 
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hounsell wrote:
Remember, 6519, among other builds, was one sent out to OEMs and companies like ATi and nVidia to begin developing 7 drivers, after the mess that was the driver scenario at Vista's launch.

So does that mean we will hopefully see an Nvidia driver soon?


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