Cant Update Geforce 8400M GS
Hi i have a Geforce 8400M GS on my Sony Laptop running Windows 7. I wanted to update my driver to 186.81

[url="http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_186.81_whql.html"]http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winv...86.81_whql.html[/url]

But when i go to install it i get this error:

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

And then i get a "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings"

And i get this error:

"Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]. This setup program and its associated drivers are designed to run only in Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]. The installation will be terminated.

However, i am running a Windows 7 32-bit

Help please!
Hi i have a Geforce 8400M GS on my Sony Laptop running Windows 7. I wanted to update my driver to 186.81



http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winv...86.81_whql.html



But when i go to install it i get this error:



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



And then i get a "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings"



And i get this error:



"Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]. This setup program and its associated drivers are designed to run only in Windows Vista [32-bit]/Windows 7 [32-bit]. The installation will be terminated.



However, i am running a Windows 7 32-bit



Help please!

#1
Posted 09/05/2009 08:34 AM   
I have the same problem with 8600M GT (GX600 notebook) and Windows Vista.

The last drivers that I have successfully installed were 185.81 (or to be more precise 7.15.11.8581). After that I have tried to install every higher version that was available for download, but without success. Few days before I have downloaded the latest drivers for notebooks - 186.81. Again in vain. So, I decided to take a closer look at files containing the drivers hoping that somewhere I would find labels telling they are not for Windows Vista 32 or something similar. And I have found something very interesting!

[codebox][185.81 *.INF]
; NVIDIA Windows Vista (32 bit) Display INF file
; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
DriverVer = 04/28/2009, 7.15.11.8581

//------------------------------------------------
[185.85 *.INF]
; NVIDIA Windows Vista (32 bit) Display INF file
; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
DriverVer = 04/30/2009, 8.15.11.8585

//------------------------------------------------
[186.03 *.INF]
; NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 bit) Display INF file
; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
DriverVer = 05/27/2009, 8.15.11.8603


//------------------------------------------------
[186.81 *.INF]
; NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 bit) Display INF file
; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.

[Version]
Signature = "$Windows NT$"
Provider = %NVIDIA%
ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Class = Display
DriverVer = 08/19/2009, 8.16.11.8681[/codebox]

[b]The last drivers I successfully installed have a 7 as the first digit in the drivers' version label, and all others have 8! [/b]

Does anyone know why the drivers cannot be installed, and how the problem can be related to the version of the drivers?
I have the same problem with 8600M GT (GX600 notebook) and Windows Vista.



The last drivers that I have successfully installed were 185.81 (or to be more precise 7.15.11.8581). After that I have tried to install every higher version that was available for download, but without success. Few days before I have downloaded the latest drivers for notebooks - 186.81. Again in vain. So, I decided to take a closer look at files containing the drivers hoping that somewhere I would find labels telling they are not for Windows Vista 32 or something similar. And I have found something very interesting!



[codebox][185.81 *.INF]

; NVIDIA Windows Vista (32 bit) Display INF file

; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



[Version]

Signature = "$Windows NT$"

Provider = %NVIDIA%

ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Class = Display

DriverVer = 04/28/2009, 7.15.11.8581



//------------------------------------------------

[185.85 *.INF]

; NVIDIA Windows Vista (32 bit) Display INF file

; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



[Version]

Signature = "$Windows NT$"

Provider = %NVIDIA%

ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Class = Display

DriverVer = 04/30/2009, 8.15.11.8585



//------------------------------------------------

[186.03 *.INF]

; NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 bit) Display INF file

; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



[Version]

Signature = "$Windows NT$"

Provider = %NVIDIA%

ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Class = Display

DriverVer = 05/27/2009, 8.15.11.8603





//------------------------------------------------

[186.81 *.INF]

; NVIDIA Windows Vista / Windows 7 (32 bit) Display INF file

; Copyright © NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.



[Version]

Signature = "$Windows NT$"

Provider = %NVIDIA%

ClassGUID = {4D36E968-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}

Class = Display

DriverVer = 08/19/2009, 8.16.11.8681[/codebox]



The last drivers I successfully installed have a 7 as the first digit in the drivers' version label, and all others have 8!



Does anyone know why the drivers cannot be installed, and how the problem can be related to the version of the drivers?

#2
Posted 09/05/2009 08:51 AM   
[quote name='sillyjav' post='585453' date='Sep 5 2009, 10:34 AM']Hi i have a Geforce 8400M GS on my Sony Laptop running Windows 7. I wanted to update my driver to 186.81
...[/quote]
Try to find (in the Windows registry) what SUBSYS ID of your card is (something like VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_XXXXXXXX). VEN_10DE is for NVIDIA, DEV_0427 is for GeForce 8400M GS, and the last number is SUBSYSS ID. Then try to locate ListDevices.txt file in the directory where the drivers are unpacked. If DEV_0427&SUBSYS_XXXXXXXX exists, then you can install those drivers.

I have the same problem with my 8600M GT, and I will try to tweak them up.
[quote name='sillyjav' post='585453' date='Sep 5 2009, 10:34 AM']Hi i have a Geforce 8400M GS on my Sony Laptop running Windows 7. I wanted to update my driver to 186.81

...

Try to find (in the Windows registry) what SUBSYS ID of your card is (something like VEN_10DE&DEV_0427&SUBSYS_XXXXXXXX). VEN_10DE is for NVIDIA, DEV_0427 is for GeForce 8400M GS, and the last number is SUBSYSS ID. Then try to locate ListDevices.txt file in the directory where the drivers are unpacked. If DEV_0427&SUBSYS_XXXXXXXX exists, then you can install those drivers.



I have the same problem with my 8600M GT, and I will try to tweak them up.

#3
Posted 09/05/2009 12:25 PM   
Hi,

i dont see anything that starts with VEN. Is this under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT?
Hi,



i dont see anything that starts with VEN. Is this under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT?

#4
Posted 09/16/2009 08:17 PM   
I have the same problem with my 8400m gt :(

any fixes yet?
I have the same problem with my 8400m gt :(



any fixes yet?

#5
Posted 09/18/2009 02:41 PM   
[quote name='marshk89' post='589406' date='Sep 18 2009, 04:41 PM']I have the same problem with my 8400m gt :(

any fixes yet?[/quote]
ID can be found on many places in registry. For example in
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ControlPanel\Settings\Video

But, to make tings simple... go to [url="http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/"]http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/[/url] and download modified inf file.
Everything works perfectly! /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />
[quote name='marshk89' post='589406' date='Sep 18 2009, 04:41 PM']I have the same problem with my 8400m gt :(



any fixes yet?

ID can be found on many places in registry. For example in

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ControlPanel\Settings\Video



But, to make tings simple... go to http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/ and download modified inf file.

Everything works perfectly! /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

#6
Posted 09/18/2009 02:47 PM   
To alleviate reading device IDs, I have added a label called Device in my OpenGL extension viewer.
The viewer can be downloaded from the following site:
[url="http://sites.google.com/site/opengltutorialsbyaks/download/extension-viewer"]http://sites.google.com/site/opengltutoria...xtension-viewer[/url]
To alleviate reading device IDs, I have added a label called Device in my OpenGL extension viewer.

The viewer can be downloaded from the following site:

http://sites.google.com/site/opengltutoria...xtension-viewer

#7
Posted 09/23/2009 07:22 AM   
anyway.. never try to install driver that IN FACT compatible with Windows 7 with "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings", because usually Windows will active compatibility mode.

Try to download non-mobile driver from NVIDIA Driver Download Website.

Hope this help you.
anyway.. never try to install driver that IN FACT compatible with Windows 7 with "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings", because usually Windows will active compatibility mode.



Try to download non-mobile driver from NVIDIA Driver Download Website.



Hope this help you.

#8
Posted 09/23/2009 07:47 AM   
[quote name='ahmad69' post='591088' date='Sep 23 2009, 03:47 AM']anyway.. never try to install driver that IN FACT compatible with Windows 7 with "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings", because usually Windows will active compatibility mode.

Try to download non-mobile driver from NVIDIA Driver Download Website.

Hope this help you.[/quote]
I tried to downloda the nvidia 8 series driver BUT it still doesnt work. any suggestions?
[quote name='ahmad69' post='591088' date='Sep 23 2009, 03:47 AM']anyway.. never try to install driver that IN FACT compatible with Windows 7 with "Try reinstalling with windows recommended settings", because usually Windows will active compatibility mode.



Try to download non-mobile driver from NVIDIA Driver Download Website.



Hope this help you.

I tried to downloda the nvidia 8 series driver BUT it still doesnt work. any suggestions?

#9
Posted 10/04/2009 01:44 AM   
[quote name='Questionz' post='596062' date='Oct 4 2009, 03:44 AM']I tried to downloda the nvidia 8 series driver BUT it still doesnt work. any suggestions?[/quote]
There are two solutions:

1. Much harder one, to modify INF file by adding your card's ID and SUBID in a section for a proper driver. This can be dangerous if you fail to match a proper driver. Try to find card with the same ID and SUBID as much close to yours as it can be. Wherever that entry appears add yours too.

2. Extremely easier one, to download already modified files from [url="http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/"]http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/[/url]. Just install and play! /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />
[quote name='Questionz' post='596062' date='Oct 4 2009, 03:44 AM']I tried to downloda the nvidia 8 series driver BUT it still doesnt work. any suggestions?

There are two solutions:



1. Much harder one, to modify INF file by adding your card's ID and SUBID in a section for a proper driver. This can be dangerous if you fail to match a proper driver. Try to find card with the same ID and SUBID as much close to yours as it can be. Wherever that entry appears add yours too.



2. Extremely easier one, to download already modified files from http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/. Just install and play! /thumbup.gif' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':thumbup:' />

#10
Posted 10/04/2009 11:19 AM   
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