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Graphics card issues

by LDSBC / November 20, 2010 8:19 AM PST

Windows 7 will not let me install any new nvidia drivers. I have tryed from dell and the Nvidia website. What should I do?

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Give more details
by ChuckT / November 21, 2010 4:43 AM PST
In reply to: Graphics card issues

- What video card?
- What computer model?
- What driver(s) have you tried?
- Where did you get those drivers?
- What specific messages did you get when you tried?

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by LDSBC / November 24, 2010 6:29 AM PST
In reply to: Give more details

I have the quadro fx 1400
Its a dell precision M70
Tried all recomended drivers from dell + all recomended and detected drivers from Nvidia
It says: Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows. This setup program an its associated drivers are designed to run only on windows. this installation will be terminated.
Im using windows 7

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Ahh that explains a great deal. (laptop!)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 6:57 AM PST
In reply to: Specs

The drivers from nvidia unless they are unlocked in some way are only for desktop cards. The drivers from dell would be at dell but let's go over how to find them.

1. Find your service tag.
2. Go to and put in your service tag.
3. That should reveal what drivers for what OS are available.

In closing if this is some fresh install of 7, you might have to install motherboard drivers before the Dell video driver.

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A Resolution
by LDSBC / November 24, 2010 1:27 PM PST

To let you know I already did that... the drivers from dell and Nvidia are the same, why they dont work beats me... What did work was going into device manager and right clicking display devices-click properties-drivers-update drivers-Search automatically online. It worked! Im kinda surprised for once a windows feature actually worked... I love Windows 7!!!

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by IkramMirza / June 29, 2011 9:01 PM PDT
In reply to: Graphics card issues

I have Dell M650 Precino
2GHZ Processor
250 HDD
Mostly I have received some messages in a window like, DONT SEND, or SEND ERROR REPORT .

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Re: M640
by Kees_B Forum moderator / June 29, 2011 9:07 PM PDT
In reply to: DELL M650

Please start a new thread in our (click on the red "get started here" button) about your own problem in stead of hijacking one of last year about another problem. And be sure to tell what messages you get (exact text) and when you get them.


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