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nVidia 40.72 Drivers Now WHQL Certified

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I was just visiting the nVidia website and noticed that the 40.72 drivers are WHQL certified as of November 8, 2002. I also noticed that nVidia is now distinguishing between Windows 2000 and Windows XP drivers; there are two seperate download packages.The link isn't on the main nVidia driver download page but you can find the 40.72 here: http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=winxp-2k_archive

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Thanks for the heads up; I have now downloaded the Drivers.Can these Drivers be installed over the existing Drivers, or should they be deleted first?

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You should be able to install any drivers over existing ones. I've never deleted old ones first and never had any trouble.If uncertain, follow the installation instructions to the letter...

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I would first delete old driver , restart the comp in std VGA mode then restart again and install the new files . I've read so many troubles ...... Just my opinion .Creative GF4 Ti 4200 64 / WIN XP HOMEWHQL 30.82

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I didn't see your thread before.Kinda odd that if you follow the link I provided, the release date for the drivers is November 8, 2002 and not November 11, 2002 as your link shows.

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I've tried installing these and I get an error "incompatible version of the RPC stub". I've gotten this same error upon trying to install some other programs too. Does anyone know what causes this and how to fix it? I'm using Win98.Thanks.David

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The problem is caused when a program you installed overwrites the default OLEAUT32.dll file from Microsoft Windows.There is a patch from Microsoft that should solve this problem at: http://download.microsoft.com/download/msn...US/mcrepair.EXE What it does it reinstalls a few original Widows 98 DLL files, which were overwritten by some newer versions of those DLLs which you installed on your computer.If that fails to work, then try the following:Click on Start/Run and type in sfc then hit OK; the System File Checker utility will open. Select the second option (Extract one file from installation disk), then, in the white field, enter oleaut32.dll.Press Start (in the SFC box...NOT the Windows Start button), and in the next window, where it says Restore From, enter either c:windowsoptionscabs or the path to the CD (depending on whether the installation files are on your hard drive), then press OK.Once it's done, you'll be prompted to reboot.

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>Kinda odd that if you follow the link I provided, the >release date for the drivers is November 8, 2002 and not >November 11, 2002 as your link shows. It does show 11th after you select which file. If you select 40.72 2k/xp, then it goes to same link I provided.

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Can someone help me, I have windows ME, I download 40.72 for 98, ME and when I start to install I see Setup was unable to locate the following unf file needed for installation NV4_DISP.INF the installation will be terminated. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!Thank YouJacek

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I am getting the same error also, Uusing 98 SE!, can someone tell please help!Kurt

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It doesn`t seem to matter. I had the same message, installed it anyway, and it works beautiful.Best regards S.Jensen

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I got it to work, first I installed 30.82, then went to 40.71, then 40.72 WHQL certified, I was running 40.72 Beta before, it works great now!Kurt

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I also have been running 40.72 beta drivers for the last month and have been very satisfied (AMD XP1800, 512Ram, Ti4200). Although the new file title has _WHQL added to the name, the file version of the new, qualified drivers is the same as my beta file version (2.11.15.0). Can I assume that since the file version is the same my beta drivers are the same as the new ones? Thanks, Steve J.

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>It doesn`t seem to matter. I had the same message, installed >it anyway, and it works beautiful. Lucky you!I also get the missing NV4_DISP.INF message, but then the instalation aborts :-( and I'm back to the Standard VGA driver.OS is WinME.Any help highly apreciated.

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Don't panic,Everything will be OK, just install them yourself, here's how. Before installing drivers be sure and close any anti-virus software running. Often drivers will not load properly with antivirus running in the background. I have found that it is not usually necessary to uninstall olderdrivers before installing nerw ones. Only uninstall if you are going back to a older version of the drivers. However if you feel more comfortable uninstalling the old drivers, by all means do so.First, the setup files have unzipped everything to a folder, the default is C:NVIDIAWin9x40.72, or similar. Know where that folder 40.72 is located.Now right click an empty space on your desktop, click PropertiesSettingsAdvancedAdaptor, now click Change. click the radio button that says Specify the location of the driver (Advanced) click Next, click the radio button that says Display a list of all the drivers so you can select, etc. click next, now click Have Disk. in the next box that comes up click Browse, and then browse to where the folder 40.72, or whatever you named the folder. Click that folder and you should see an INF file highlighted in the left pane, it should be nvaml.inf. Click OK, then click OK on all the ensuing boxes and restart your computer at the prompt. On reboot the computer should find everything, check by going to your display properties again and check the last four digits in the box for your nVidia card.Hope this helps,PS Anyone using the E Dimensional 3D glasses should be aware that they will not work with the 40xx series of nVidia drivers.The 3D glasses work well with the 30.87 dirvers and 30.87 Stero drivers

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Hi Donald,Good suggestion...Tried to manualy install, but no INF-file to be found...I'll wait till NVidea has gotten their installation routine together...

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I had the same error. I was running some old Drivers. Believe it was 30.82. Here what I did to get new drivers up and going on Win98SE.1. Thru Control Panel, then Add/Remove Programs, Selected the Nvidia Drivers.2. Didn't restart.3. Ran Detonator Destroyer v1.02.1(from guru3d.com)4. Rebooted via Detonator Destroyer.5. Once rebooted, Went to Properties from Desktop, Advanced Button, Adapter Tab, Change button, Then point to the location where the drivers were dropped from the EXE..Did gain a few FPS even on my old worn out Geforce2 Pro.

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pedroI am using the Edim. glasses with 40.41 drivers without problems. I have also used them with 40.70 beta. I have gone back to 40.41 because the stereo option didn't show with 40.72,but still worked ( I had the stereo driver set before ugrading to 40.72) I went back to 40.41 just in case I had to adjust my stero options. I am running XP.pro with AMD1800xp. geforce 2. I run 2 monitors with Navigator on the 2nd. mon I set both refresh rates to 85mz. by the fefresh overide set on the either driver. I have no screen flicker at all and delighted with the result. (Important, set both screens at the same rate). Having seen the latest thread I may try the certified 40.72 again.pedro

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Along the same lines of the pitfalls of changing drivers.....When I now reboot the computer, after installing the new drivers, I get an error message stating that the nvQtwk.dll cannot be opened? Does anyone know what that is about?????Paul

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Hi, Paul. I'm getting the same thing with 40.72 WHQL. Got it also with 40.71. But when I had 30.82, there was no such message. I guess I should have installed the later drivers over the 30.82, instead of uninstalling completely that one. Maybe I'll do that to get rid of the message.By the way, the readme file that comes with the driver download for WinXP doesn't say to uninstall anything before putting in the new driver. Naji

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