Help with updating Nvidia graphics driver

I am trying to update the driver for my GEForce 8500 GT. I have downloaded the driver, but it refuses to install, saying 'Nvidia graphics driver can not find compatible graphics hardware

Here: http://www.igadgetsworld.com/how-to-nvidia-graphics-driver-can-not-find-compatible-graphics-hardware/ is explained how to attack this problem, but I need some assistance with it.

I am referred to 'Device Instance Id', but I do not have that. What imho comes closest is 'Hardware Ids',  and there is mention of a single line, but I have four lines in that box
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PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&SUBSYS_827E1043&REV_A1
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&SUBSYS_827E1043
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&CC_030000
PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&CC_0300
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I think I can create the required line with this, apart from the fact that I have no clue what section I should mention en I have no idea where I should insert it.
I attach a copy of the .inf file.

So what section should I use and where should I insert the line. Or is my whole approach wrong?


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nvam.inf.txt
TheoRichelAsked:
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nobusCommented:
can you post a picture of the card, if possible with readable printing, and showing the model?
otherwise put in here the ASUS model:  http://www.asus.com/support/
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
That ID code suggests you've got a laptop (or unmodified desktop) with an integrated RAMDAC graphics chipset.  If that's the case you should grab the most recent driver from your manufacturer's site and not nVidia.
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
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This is a regular desktop with a PCI GEForce graphics card inside. And why does my computer take me to the Nvidia site  where my card is seen and offers me a download.?
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
That's the response I was expecting - but if you're getting "PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0421&SUBSYS_827E1043&REV_A1" from your card via PnP it's telling the nVidia driver that is is a manufacturer specific model and not to update it with the generic Geforce driver.

Do you know the card manufacturer?
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
Allright.
I think its an Asus. Is there a way to find out without removing the card from the macine?
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
But on the Asus site, I can not find anything. Then I go to geforce.com to autodetect my CPU, but then it says it needs Java, which is already installed.
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Which version number do you currently have? Let's see if there's already a modified version of a more recent driver (not necessarily the latest) that can be used - and as a model if you need to modify further.

Also, stupid question I know, but, why do you need to update?  What's not working?
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
Thanks gentlemen,
I Found it: http://www.asus.com/Graphics_Cards/EN8500GTHTP1G/specifications/. The driver file seems to indicate version 301.42 from 2012 whereas I am currently running 340.52 from 2014 (but apparently straight from Nvidia, not from Asus).

Please advise.
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
This is strange:
I cannot install the latest Nvidia driver because Firefox doesnt see the presence of Java, but in the browser Maxthon there is no problem. I have now the latest driver installed - from Nvidia.

But when I go back on Firefox to ask nVidia to scan my system for the latest driver it starts to complain about Java again. That was of course not the subject of this thread,
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nobusCommented:
i still suggest using the ASUS driver
here's how to find the model :  http://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1008389
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TheoRichelAuthor Commented:
But I found the the card on the Asus-site, the new nVidia driver appears to work very good, zo why should I go back to a driver that is two years old?
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nobusCommented:
i thought you were still having problems, sorry
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
Good to hear you've found a fix.

Seems some earlier nVidia driver updates were at fault and put the wrong device ID (the mobile version of the 8500 rather than the desktop) into your registry breaking the auto scan - which actually looks at the registry entry and not the card itself.  From your post I guess that was when 301.42 was installed.  Could that version have come with your card on disk?

From that point on the nVidia site thinks it's helping you by preventing you updating what it thinks is a laptop.  Now you've got the update installed are you seeing a different response from the scanner (i.e. "you have the most recent driver installed" instead of "there is no update available")?
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
You need to update java in firefox addon, java in firefox is disabled by default, glad to hear you find the driver and its working.
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