Since installing Vista I have been checking all the vendors’ sites every couple of days waiting for my drivers to arrive. It has to be said that they are certainly taking their time considering the public launch is just a couple of weeks away…
Anyway, I digress… I found yesterday night that NVIDIA has released a final version of their Forceware drivers. I already had the beta which required a bit of noodling under the bonnet to get working.
With the release version I got an even better error message than I had with the beta.
Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista. The setup program and its associated drivers are designed to run only on Windows Vista. The installation will be terminated.
No, that’s right… OF COURSE IT ISN’T VISTA. Who do these drivers think they are speaking to me like that?
Turns out the solution was more or less the same as before, with a few tweaks. The latest inf file I found was for 97.27 which doesn’t quite work with the release version. You need to download it and replace the following lines (which are lines 12 and 13):
DriverVer = 11/16/2006, 18.104.22.16827
With these lines from the NVIDIA supplied inf:
CatalogFile = NV_DISP.CAT
DriverVer = 12/07/2006, 22.214.171.12446
Otherwise the process is the same as in my previous post.
I still don’t know why they don’t support my card without all of this hoohah… IT IS TOP OF THEIR SHITTING MOBILE RANGE FOR CLIFF’S SAKE.
Oh well, works a treat now…