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Solved: nVidia - Display, NVIDIA GeForce 9200

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by walkertwotone, Apr 3, 2011.

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  1. walkertwotone

    walkertwotone Thread Starter

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    I have this windows update as optional,

    nVidia - Display, Other hardware - NVIDIA GeForce 9200
    Download size: 152.6 MB

    running windows 7 - do i need it? it seems rather big at 152.6mb
     
  2. flavallee

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    Go into the Device Manager, then click the + in Display Adapters, then double-click the NVIDIA GeForce 9200 entry to open its properties window, then click the "Driver" tab.

    What's listed for the driver version?

    The current driver version for that video card for Windows 7 is 8.17.12.6658.

    Depending on whether you have the 32-bit or 64-bit version of Windows 7, the download size at the NVIDIA site is 72.7 MB or 101.0 MB.

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  3. OldWeirdPro

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    Personally, I don't update video drivers unless I am installing a new game or having video problems that the driver update specifically addresses. I've had video driver updates go bad a time or three.
     
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    I update drivers from their vendor sites or from other reliable sites.

    I never update drivers from the Windows Updates site, unless it's the only place that I can obtain them after replacing or formatting a hard drive and doing a clean install of Windows.

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    Thanks for all your help, i dont play any video games and dont have any problems watching
    videos so at the moment i dont think i will update the driver unless you think this is a bad idea.
     
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    If the display is working okay, there's no compelling need to update the graphics driver.

    Either ignore the alert from the Windows Update site or right-click that update entry and select to hide it or not to show it again.

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    As flavallee noted, I usually hide the updates I'm not interested in, then unhide them later if I find them necessary. I have one hidden for my Nvidia card right now that I don't want to install. As long as your system is working satisfactorily there's no need to update the video drivers. But do always install the Important and Critical security patches. Good luck!
     
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