Dell Vostro 1710 NVIDIA video driver for Windows 7 64 bit

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Dell Vostro 1710 NVIDIA video driver for Windows 7 64 bit

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Hello.

I have a Dell Vostro 1710,

I installed Windows 7 64 Bit and i'm having trouble finding the right video driver for my NVIDIA 8600 M GS. Dell Support recommends to install the Vista 32 bit video driver. I tried that, but the driver won't install, it says something that my OS isn't Vista. The driver version is this one: v 7.15.11.7597 / 24.06.2008 (R189832)

The NVIDIA official driver for 8600 M GS (v 179.48) for Windows 7 64 bits does not offer suport to Dell Vostro laptops and send me to manufacturer for drivers. I installed it anyway, but my system won't even start (I had to restore it).

Please help me with any kind of solution or sugestion.

Thank you.

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  • Edit your post and remove the tag. That's not allowed on this user to user forum.  You can never use a 32 bit driver with 64 bit windows. You can only use the 32 bit driver with 32 bit windows 7--and sometimes that doesn't even work. Did you allow Windows 7 to find a compatible driver? Is the video card working now?  If it works with win 7, don't change the driver. You should have installed the 32 bit Win 7 for compatibility.

  • Mary G

    Edit your post and remove the tag. That's not allowed on this user to user forum.  You can never use a 32 bit driver with 64 bit windows. You can only use the 32 bit driver with 32 bit windows 7--and sometimes that doesn't even work. Did you allow Windows 7 to find a compatible driver? Is the video card working now?  If it works with win 7, don't change the driver. You should have installed the 32 bit Win 7 for compatibility.

    I edited the post and removed the tag.

    Sometimes 32 bit programs work on 64 bit OS so i thought drivers might as well work. Dell Support didn't gave me other choice, no driver for 64 bit OS :(

    Windows 7 didn't find a compatible driver (the video card is working, but it uses a 2006 Microsoft driver which doesn't offer graphic support even for Spider Solitaire :); it says: "hardware acceleration not suported", which is frustrating coming from Solitaire to a NVIDIA  8600 M  video card ). I can not install even the most basic game; i used to play Aion on the same machine, but operating with Windows XP. Now i can not play Aion :(

    I do not want to install a 32 Bit Win 7, i bought a machine which support 64 bit OS, i only want a video driver compatible from Dell or a solution

    Thank you.

     

  • Same here!!  I have searched everwhere for the Nvidia Windows 64 bit driver.  I installed one from the Nvidia site and it completely borked my system so I had to reinstall the whole thing.  So for now I'm stuck with what seems to be software graphics?  No 'vibrance' or anything else that we have come to know and love from Nvidia drivers!

  • Don't try  to find them because they don't exist.

    The most annoying thing is that on a Dell Vostro 1710 with Intel Core 2 Duo  WINDOWS 7 is not a suported OS !! Only XP and Vista 32 Bits are recommended.

    I won't recommend DELL to anyone

     

  • I certainly have not had a pleasant experience with Dell over this.  It should be a off the shelf standard Nvidia chip, that's why I chose Nvidia on this laptop.  If I install Ubuntu 64 bit it works perfectly, with the binary closed source Nvidia driver that Nvidia release for Linux, so I nee no reason why, if a OS with a microscopic market share like Ubuntu can be supported by for Nvidia on 64 bit, why the mainstream and very popular Windows 7 can't??

    I just don't get why we can't even use standard Nvidia drivers and why we need to wait for Dell who have now said they will not provide us with any drivers, or even any information, on 64 bit Windows 7 Nvidia drivers for the Vostro.

  • nVidia would like to forget it ever released the 8400GS and 8600GT chips -- these are the ones that are of known-faulty engineering.

     

  • Hi There.

     

    I've had the same annoying problem. I've just downloaded the Dell 1720 nVidia drivers which seem to have succesfully installed. I haven't put it through it's paces yet but thought it would be worth mentioning so you can all have a look.

    http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?os=W764&catid=6&dateid=-1&impid=-1&osl=EN&typeid=-1&formatid=-1&servicetag=&SystemID=VOS_N_1720&hidos=W764&hidlang=en&TabIndex=&scanSupported=False&scanConsent=False

    Fingers crossed!

  • Hello

    What is your configuration ? video card, motherboard ?

    Pls more info if it works with 1720 video driver !

    Thank you

  • I have the same problem with my vostro 1710, and dell support don't work very hard to try get you a update video driver....

    Dell is only good for  selling computers that's it....

    Me was the first time I bought  there and will the last one...

    I STRONGLY DON'T RECOMMEND ANYONE BUYING FROM DELL

  • Hi can i ask... did 1720 windows 7 vostro drivers work when installing on the 1710 vostro?

    thanks

  • You may not have enough RAM to run 64bit Windows 7 OS, but you can always try and use Windows7 in 32bit. Your GPU will surely be compatible with it.

    Live your life to it's fullest potential!!!

  • This may not work but it helped me a lot with another Dell and an ASUS I was upgrading.


    Go into  "Control Panel"    Then "device manager"

    Let's say for example your video card driver is not installed properly or it's the wrong one;

    Scroll down to "sound video and game controllers"    In this example I selected "Intel (R) Display audio"

    Double click     Select the "Details" tab.   Under "property" select "Hardware Ids".   Normally two will be listed. 

    Click on the first one and right click copy.  Paste into Google search and create a search term like this:

      drivers windows 7 64 bit HDAUDIO\FUNC_01&VEN_8086&DEV_2806&SUBSYS_80860101&REV_1000

    the part after ...64 bit is the pasted Hardware ID

    If anyone has made the right driver for this device it will show up.  I've had around 90% success using this method.

    You wasting your time trying to go through Dell if the machine never sold with Windows 7.  That doesn't stop other manufacturers having drivers that will work.