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Need driver for Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT (on Sony Vaio laptop)

rknetwork asked
Decided to downgrade my Sony Vaio laptop (Model: AW160J/Q) to Windows XP Professional.
I was able to find and install all drivers EXCEPT for the video card.

NVIDIA's website officially says:
Version: 197.16 WHQL
Sony VAIO notebooks – support will be added in a later release.

Tried to install the above driver and it really does not work saying: Compatible hardware not found.

All other drivers from NVIDIA's website described as:
The following notebooks are not supported in this release: SONY VAIO (check with manufacturer).

Tried to install Vista 32-bit driver from Sony's website, it says: Incompatible O/S.

Not sure what to do.

Please include links to the driver.
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You could always try a generic driver from NVIDIA. According to where I looked, it uses Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT HD graphics/video card.

I would attempt this driver:

The driver above is for 32-bit. If you have the 64-bit version of XP installed, try this one:

You can try this mobile 9600M driver:


Run file to extract but do not run the setup. Instead go to hardware manager and update your video driver using the inf file found in the extracted folder. Be sure to choos "let me choose driver" when selecting update driver.

If your resolution is off since the driver may not support your sony you can always boot using the f8 function key and choose the vga mode. But hopefully the driver will resolve your resolution needs.

Hi rknetwork,

                    used this "Microsoft Fix it Solution Center" ,it will search driver for you  . This is free. please check it and replay me.

Microsoft Fix it Solution Center:



Tapan Pattanaik
Thank you all for proposing your solutions, but none of the above worked for me.

I followed this instructions and manually edited .INF file for the Nvidia driver.