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Windows no longer reconizes Nvidia video card as a Nvidia video card.

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A few years ago my friend bought this laptop for his deployment overseas and has served him well up until recently when he decided to upgrade to Win 10. After upgrading to Win 10 Windows no longer recognized his video card as one from Nvidia but rather as an Intel integrated 4000 series. I tried to have him uninstalling the drivers for the Intel 4000 series but after attempting to install the new Nvidia drivers it would say that there is no Nvidia hardware present. I honestly have no idea where to go from there. Thanks.
post #2 of 7
All I can think of is DDU, go to device manager, find the device and browse to a previously downloaded driver directly.

Should work!

EDIT: Alternatively roll back to windows 8.1
post #3 of 7
Upgrade it back to previous working operating system.
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Yeah I had suggested that to him already but he got pissy with me complaining that he shouldn't have to do that and this is why he hates PC. I'll be more adamant about going back to Win 7.
post #5 of 7
Still worth trying to manually install the driver first
post #6 of 7
Found several posts on Dell's site stating they are not supporting Win 10 on that series laptop at all, one of them can found here http://en.community.dell.com/owners-club/alienware/f/3746/t/19648894 and another here http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/04/product-support/product/alienware-m18x-r2/drivers looks like its either 7 or 8.1 for the time being.
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You may be able to find a compatible driver, but it W10 keeps changing it back, that could be a problem.
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