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Mike

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 WINDOWS 7 and Nvidia graphics drivers
29-10-2009 09:13 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hello ladies and gentlemen.
WINDOWS 7 has finally hit the market and I thought I would let you know what we have found at this point. We have installed it on two machines one had a GeForce 5700 and mine has a GeForce 7300. There is no new driver available on the Nvidia web site for the 5 series. My 7300 with the new driver from Oct 5, 2009 performs flawlessly.
If you are updating your OS be aware that Nvidia has new drivers for WINDOWS 7 OS for series 6 and up. So if you have an older graphics card it would be wise to upgrade that as well as the OS. The standard disclaimer is that all cards are different. Some may work and some may fail. So buyer beware.

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31-10-2009 11:36 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Hmmmm, I would have thought a graphics card upgrade might be better than the OS upgrade.

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31-10-2009 11:46 . am   |   View his/her posts only
Don't get me wrong. I am not advocating an upgrade to WINDOWS 7 (except for the poor souls that invested in a new PC and got stuck with Vista.) I am not an OS guru or IT geek. I am just saying IF you go that route you will need to look for graphics card drivers.

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02-11-2009 04:06 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
One issue has crept up with WIN 7 - (64bit mode only). VX doesn't recognize the system ID of the Network card. If you have a dongle you should be fine.

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05-12-2009 03:39 . pm   |   View his/her posts only
We found a fix for the network card issue with 64 bit OS.
After installing the software, right-click on the VX shortcut and set the Compatibility mode to Win XP Service Pack "2" (make sure to check the box) BEFORE adding the license.
Microsoft stores the System information in a different location in the registry on 32 and 64 bit OS. We now know where to look.
14.30 should install and set the Compatibility mode automatically on 32 bit as well as 64 bit.
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