New nVidia WHQL Graphics Drivers ver. 163.75 6 Nov. 2007

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  1. Cal Bear '66

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Cal Bear '66, Nov 6, 2007
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    Jack Guest

    Thanks for the information but for some reason I can't install the new
    driver.

    If anyone can tell me why, I would appreciate knowing.

    My OS is Vista Ultimate 64 bit.. My video card is the NVIDIA GeForce 7900
    cs...

    I accessed the download site and initiated the download site and selected
    RUN to automatically install the new driver..

    The driver I selected was Version 163.75 - dated November 6, 2007
    Windows Vista 64 bit, US English - 43.4 MB..

    The file is 163.75_forceware_winvista_64bit_English_whql.exe

    In the process of installing the following message popped up..

    "The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The Executables you
    are attempting to run has been corrupted. Please obtain another copy
    of the file, verify its integrity and try again"

    I then re-downloaded the file to a folder and attempted to do a manual
    install and the same message popped up..

    Any suggestions? I tried contacting NVIDIA but so far no reply..

    Thanks..
     
    Jack, Nov 6, 2007
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  3. Cal Bear '66

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Did you right click on the downloaded file and press the Unblock button?

    P.S. If you read the installation notes, you will see that it is best if you
    uninstall the old drivers first in Control Panel (Classic view) > Programs and
    Features before you install the new drivers.


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    Cal Bear '66, Nov 6, 2007
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    Qu0ll Guest

    I have the exact same problem. I think the download file on the nVidia
    server is corrupted. Hopefully they will fix it soon.

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    Qu0ll, Nov 6, 2007
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  5. Cal Bear '66

    Jack Guest

    No.. I've never done that but will try.

    I really hesitate to uninstall the existing driver in the event the
    new driver still doesn't work but I'll try it.. I guess if push
    comes to shove I can always do a restore to a previous
    date..

    I didn't see any reference to installation notes so I'll go
    back and read those as well. I guess they are right when
    the say, "If all else fails, read the ---- instructions" .. Right? :)

    Thanks for your help..

    Jack
     
    Jack, Nov 6, 2007
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  6. Cal Bear '66

    Charlie Tame Guest

    Always uninstall the old version first, makes a mess of your desktop but
    avoids other problems. Turn off AV software and security software if you
    have it. Reboot before uninstall, reboot after and make the new install
    before doing anything else, have the installer package already
    downloaded and on your desktop so it's easy to find.

    Video drivers will bite you if they get upset during install, especially
    with the 64 bit version.

    I suggest you always keep a copy of the installer package somewhere so
    that next time around if a new version gives you trouble (and that does
    happen) you have a nice clean way of going back just by repeating the
    above but using the older package.

    A lot of people have trouble with video drivers and it seems like trying
    to overwrite the old ones can't always be done, then you end up with
    half old half new and blue screen. It does work sometimes but then you
    never quite know how safe you are :) This is why you will be advised not
    to let Windows Update do it for you, it's not because the drivers are
    different, only the method can fall over...
     
    Charlie Tame, Nov 6, 2007
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  7. Cal Bear '66

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Do you also have the 64-bit version?


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    Cal Bear '66, Nov 6, 2007
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    Kue2 Guest

    File on server is corrupted

     
    Kue2, Nov 6, 2007
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  9. Cal Bear '66

    Charlie Tame Guest

    Good find, nice of you to test it and inform people, however the advice
    still stands re future installs.

    Did you mean Nvidia's server or has it reached MS Update?
     
    Charlie Tame, Nov 7, 2007
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    Qu0ll Guest

    Yes.

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    Qu0ll, Nov 7, 2007
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    Dave T. Guest

    Cal Bear, Is this something that should be installed? Wouldn't this be a
    step down from the beta updates? I have 169.01 installed now. If it is
    working well would it be wiser to just stay with that?
     
    Dave T., Nov 7, 2007
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  12. Cal Bear '66

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Hmmm, I hope the 32-bit version is OK.

    Guess I'll find out tomorrow.


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    Cal Bear '66, Nov 7, 2007
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    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Yeah, if I were you and the beta is working well, I wouldn't bother with this
    WHQL driver.

    I haven't installed the beta driver.


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    Cal Bear '66, Nov 7, 2007
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  14. I downloaded the 32 bit version and installed. Rebooted and all is fine.
    Well, as fine as it can be on my older system.

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    Richard Urban, Nov 7, 2007
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    Qu0ll Guest

    They appear to have fixed the problem now. I just re-downloaded the file
    and it installs OK!

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    And loving it,

    -Q
    _________________________________________________

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    Qu0ll, Nov 7, 2007
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  16. The likely hood is much higher that you just got a corrupted download than
    that Nvidia placed an already corrupted file up for download.

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    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
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    Richard Urban, Nov 7, 2007
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  17. Cal Bear '66

    Qu0ll Guest

    I disagree. I tried re-downloading 5 times over several hours and all were
    corrupted. Also, clearly other people were affected too.

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    And loving it,

    -Q
    _________________________________________________

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    Qu0ll, Nov 7, 2007
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    Dave Guest

    I DL'd it yesterday & installed with no problems.... FWIW
     
    Dave, Nov 7, 2007
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    Kue2 Guest

    You are correct file on server was corrupted.

     
    Kue2, Nov 7, 2007
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  20. Cal Bear '66

    Cal Bear '66 Guest

    Agreed.

    This morning I installed the 32-bit version downloaded yesterday and the install
    went smoothly and everything seems to be running very well.


    I Bleed Blue and Gold
    GO BEARS!
     
    Cal Bear '66, Nov 7, 2007
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