Solved Unable to install 64bit NVidia drivers on Vista 64bit

sscheffers

New Member
Hi all,

I want to update the drivers for my GTX260 graphics card.
I downloaded the appropriate driver for my OS, Vista Home premium 64 bit (OEM):
Driver: 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whgl.
But when I try to run the driver application I get the following error:

"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running.Check your computer's system information to see wether you need an x86(32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact your software publisher".

I have the same problem with 64bit NVidia networkcontrollers.

Is this a known problem or am I doing something wrong?

thanks

stefan

System: Intel Core2 Quad Q9550 2.83GHz, 8GB RAM, Geforce GTX260, Asus P5N-D (nForce 750ichipset)
Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP1 (OEM)
 

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sscheffers

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I was just wondering if this could be just an installer problem.
The filesize of 182.06_geforce_winvista_64bit_english_whql is just 22kb.
I noticed on another site (64bit and x64) they have a download of the same driver that is a 100 MB.

Is anyone familiar with start64.com? Can I safely download the NVidia drivers
from there?

And do I really need to install 64bit versions of the driver or can I just as well install the 32 bit version of the same driver (even though my OS is 64 bit) ???

Any help would be much appreciated!

stefan
 

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Brink

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mvp

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sscheffers

New Member
Problem solved: Do not use a download accelerator!

I'm using Flashget, which starts automatically when I want to download something
but it doesn't seem to work when downloading drivers.
When I turned it off, it downloaded the driver (the full 100MB) just fine and I had
no problems installing it!
I think the NVidia site actually mentions that somewhere...sorry, my bad!

cheers
 

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Brink

Staff member
mvp
Stefan, I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
 

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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
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    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
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    Thermaltake Core P3
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    Corsair Hydro H115i
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    Logitech MX Master
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    Logitech wireless K800
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    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
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    Conexant ISST Audio
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    512 GB M.2 SSD

AstaLaVista

Lost in Cyberspace
Vista Pro
I love download managers but yeah, they don't always work well with some sites (Nvidia is one of them), what you want to do is go to Flashget options and delete all the "File Types" from the option screen, this way, flashget will not start inmediately.

I use IDM and it has a File Types Tab, under it, it says... "Automatically start Downloading the following file types:". Flashget should have something similar and you will find a bunch of different file types (ie: .exe, .zip, .rar, .doc, .pps, etc, etc, etc.) just leave it blank and save or hit ok, next time around, it will prompt you or you will have to right click on the file you want to download and choose to download it with Flashget.

Hope I haven't confused you more.
 

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