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Sky'

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Hi, I currently have a Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX as my video card on my laptop. I recently rebooted my computer fresh and new and installed the drivers for the Nvidia on the CD provided by my laptop's manufacturer. The update is a pretty old one so I went on to Nvidia.com to download the new one and when I tried to install it, it gave me this message:

The NVIDIA Setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will not exit.

I don't understand. I downloaded the correct one from the website. Please help me. Thanks in advance.
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Go to device manager, delete the video card from the list there and reboot. Let windows go online and find a correct driver for it.

Good luck.
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I'm confused. What do you mean let windows go online and find it?
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He means through Windows updates... there's a way for it to search for drivers although I thought they were all Microsoft and pretty generic but maybe that changed.

Make sure that you downloaded the drivers for the Geforce 7 go series. The "go" series is what the laptop video cards are part of, which are a bit different than the desktop versions/drivers. If you are tring to install desktop drivers that may be the problem :whistling:

Edited by MNOB07, 16 July 2006 - 03:50 PM.

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No that's not it, because I went to Nvidia.com and installed from the Go Series for my XP, so I know that can't be the problem. But I'm not sure if I should try his way. If possible can you be more specific with step by step emery? If it's possible, can someone suggest any other ideas?

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I just tried out your advice of going into device manager and deleting it. When I rebooted and let windows search for the update, it said it couldn't find anything for the hardware. Anymore recommendations? Anyone?

Edited by Sky', 16 July 2006 - 10:14 PM.

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