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Chrislo2

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I have just downloaded the latest Nvidia Graphics Driver from Nvdia's site for my GeForce2 Graphics display.
When I went to update, an XP window appeared stating that they did not recognise this driver and that it would be unwise to use it.
Is this just a standard Microsoft response, or should I not use it?
Windows update is showing a later driver for my system, should I use this instead?
My only reason for updating is that I have recently loaded Combat Flight Simulator 3, I was hoping to make the display more stable.
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dvk01

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use the latest driver from nvidia, it just hasn't been M$ certified yet, the one on windows download is an earlier driver

Some earlier geforce cards have issues with the latest drivers so make sure you create a restore point before installing and if you have problems then roll back to previous driver

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Chrislo2

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Thanks for the advice regarding the Drivers, if I do find the new driver has issues, is it easy to remove it from XP?
I would appreciate some simple instructions on how to do this.
Thanks for your time and trouble
 

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Very very easy

in XP go to device manager, hardware, click on the graphics card, properties and roll back driver. That removes the new driver and reinstalls the previous version

I have not had any problems though with geforce drivers from nvidia. I did have a problem with the driver downloaded from M$ update, that didn't work and caused al sorts of errors with my system, as soon as i downloaded the latest version from nvidia all problems solved

By far the best way is let windows install drivers when first setting up system, then DO NOT use windows update drivers always use drivers from the manufacturers website

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Rolling back drivers is easy.


To roll back to the previous version of a driver
Open Device Manager.
Right-click the device for which you want to reinstall the previous version of the driver, then click Properties.
Click the Drivers tab.
Click Roll Back Driver.

To open Device Manager, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Double-click System. On the Hardware tab, click Device Manager.
You must be logged on as a computer administrator in order to complete this procedure.

It would still be wise to create a new restore point before installing the new driver. You can do this by choosing the System Restore line in the help and support center.

Whups, beaten to it!
 

Chrislo2

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Thanks to all who replied, it is very much appreciated. This is a great Newsgroup, especially for the more mature and older, but still learning types like me!
In reply to Derek's remarks, it was the download of Microsofts latest driver that started me off on this topic, it caused all sorts of problems with error reports etc, hence going to Nvidia's site.
Best wishes to you all
 
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