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windows 7 64bit not recognize my new nvidia card driver

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it just uses the gnp driver from 2006.

this is a nvidia 9400 GT.

i did a new install , and still, windows cannot find the new driver.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/win7-winvista-64bit-260.99-whql-driver.html

i am not sure where the new driver was installed on my machine, perhaps i can point device manager to it and try that approach.
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I should run an installation program when you run it, but if not, look for a C:NVIDIA folder that you can run a setup file from (preferred) or point Device Manager to.
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windows determines the driver is up to date when pointing to C:NVIDIA.
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so , still not sure what to do?
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by:Wolfhere
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If you have a newer driver, go into device manager and remove your video adapter. run the installer executable once rebooted (should come up with standard vga)
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i untinstalled the driver. rebooted. but it is back.
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Have you extracted the driver set, gone into device manager and updated the driver (pointing to local drive where extracted files reside)? or have you run the executable?
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From here: pg 49 http://us.download.nvidia.com/Windows/260.99/260.99_Win7_WinVista_Desktop_Release_Notes.pdf
1. Click the driver download link.
The license agreement dialog box appears.
2 Click Accept if you accept the terms of the agreement, then either open the file or save
the file to your PC and open it later.
3 Open the NVIDIA driver installation .EXE file to launch the NVIDIA InstallShield
Wizard.
6 Follow the instructions in the NVIDIA InstallShield Wizard to complete the
installation.

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PS. I just installed same version for my Nvidia 9800GT. Windows 7 64bit, 8 gig...NP running the .exe
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should this be under monitor or under adaptor in device manager. it looks updated in adaptor. just not monitor. i dont think i ever had a problem .
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program.  See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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