How can I extract the WDDM video drivers from the RC1 DVD?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Jams, Aug 30, 2006.

  1. Jams

    Jams Guest

    I did an upgrade today from XP SP2 to Vista RC1 5552 and had to uninstall
    some programs after the OS upgrade due to incompatibility. One of those I
    thought I was uninstalling was the XP Nvidia display drivers. There was no
    indicator in Add/Remove Progs that these were Vista drivers or XP yet after I
    uninstalled them all I could get was Vista Basic, no Aero. The Beta 88.61
    Nvidia driver will not work with 5552 for some reason and when I try to
    reinstall the native Nvidia WDDM drivers that come with the OS it says they
    are missing. How do I get them off the DVD? I would hate to have to do a
    complete reinstall just because I mistakenly uninstalled the driver.
    Jams, Aug 30, 2006
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    Jo Guest

    You might try going to windows update to see if they will detect you need a
    new driver. I did the same thing with my sound driver (deleted it) and when
    I went to Windows Update, it offered to install new drivers for the sound
    card. (I declined, as I knew they didn't work well, but it might help you.)
    Won't hurt to give it a try.
    Jo, Aug 31, 2006
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    Jams Guest

    Thanks for the suggestion but Windows Update had nothing fo me. I did end up
    finding the driver on an nvidia community site and got it reinstalled.
    Everything is Aero-riffic now.
    Jams, Aug 31, 2006
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    Joe Negrau Guest

    please post the address to the site where you got the updated drivers
    Joe Negrau, Aug 31, 2006
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