Updating nVidia drivers / nVidia Geforde 9600 GT

Gershu

New Member
Alright, here's the deal.
· Windows Vista Ultimate 32-bit, with SP2 RC.
· nVidia Gforce 9600 GT

Never had problems updating the drivers to their latest versions (downloaded from nvidia.com) until I de-installed Spybot (that crappy anti-spyware thing).

After that, everytime I try to install (after a deinstallation) or update the current drivers nothing happens. Install runs fine, copies files, reboots and voila... same drivers as before.

The only drivers that actually I was able to install were the 178.13 via the internal Windows Update. That's it. If I don't install them, the VGA card is shown as "vgasave" in the Device Manager.

I'm quite fed up with this and planning to reinstall Vista, but backuping everything up is going to be a real hassle, that's why I'm trying to find out a possible solution to this beforehand.

Any suggestions?.
Thanks in advance!
 

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Gershu

New Member
Been there, done that.
I also used DriverCleaner.NET; another fiasco.

The best way to de-install a device driver is by using the Device Manager uninstall option. Still, that doesn't works for me.

My issue is quite weird, alright. It's like the files are somehow protected and new drivers cannot be installed, even if they are not installed (WTF).

Guess I will re-install Vista and that's it. Some things just don't have a reasnable explanation while using Windows :-/

EDIT: Solved, I just ran the drivers package "As an Administrator" and it worked. Man, that was a weird thing. Thanks anyways for the provided help!
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5200+
    Motherboard
    MSI Neo V2
    Memory
    SuperTalent Dissipated DDR2 800 Mhz x 4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce 9600 GT
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung T220
    Screen Resolution
    1680 by 1050
    Hard Drives
    Hitachi 250 GB x 1
    Mouse
    Genius (stock)
    Keyboard
    Genius (stock)
    Internet Speed
    2 KBPS (ISP: Speedy)
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