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I am using Windows Home Premium and according to my system info it says it is a 64bit OS. i have a really outdated driver for my 8800M GTS 512MB GPU so i was looking to upgrade. I first downloaded the 64bit 175.16 Nvidia driver (not sure if it is compatible with a mobile GPU) and tried to install it after running DCpro and rebooting. It said "You are running a 32 bit version of Nvidia uninstaller in a 64bit system, Wrong version of uninstaller" fatal error

However it then said
Setup detected that the operating system in use is not Windows Vista 64bit The drivers only work on 64bit operation systems, exiting now.

So i went back and downloaded the 32bit version of 175.16 only to get a fatal error that says my OS is not 32bit?! I also downloaded the 64bit X-treme G drivers only to get another fatal error message, what am i missing?

EDIT: when i try to install the 64bit X-treme G driver, it says the Driver requires elevation, and then it closes.
Edited by kppowell - 6/9/08 at 4:44pm
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BUMP: Just downloaded the Omega 64bit driver and it installed without any problem, what the heck is up with that?
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can someone please help me instead of flaming a worn-out thread? ugh, any comments at all, would be nice.
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It seems as if we have the same laptop, Gateway P-6860FX or P-6831FX right?
If I were you, I would do a fresh reinstall of Windows, it's that simple, everything is preloaded on the installer disc and the rest will install from Windows Update. Then, you can simply go ahead and install new display drivers.
    
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one problem, i dont have the install disk :S
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How can you not have the install disc? You bought this laptop off ebay or something right?

EDIT: by the way:
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EDIT: when i try to install the 64bit X-treme G driver, it says the Driver requires elevation, and then it closes.
That has to do with administrative rights I'm sure, are you an admin? Also, you might want to try saving the driver installer on your desktop and right clicking on it and click "Run as administrator"
    
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best buy 1 sec i probably overlooked it
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what folder am i supposed to install the driver into? i was doing it into default but now im second guessing myself, its in C:/ then nvidia or nvidia ForceWare
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