How can I find out the verions Of WU 8800 updated drivers

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Sinster, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. Sinster

    Sinster Moderator

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    I just check out the updates. MS has one for the 8800GTX and I'm wondering what version this is. Is there a way to find out? This is all it shows.



    NVIDIA driver update for NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

    Download size: 61.2 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Recommended

    This driver was provided by NVIDIA for support of NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX

    More information:
    http://winqual.microsoft.com/support/?driverid=1972

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/select/?target=hub
     
  2. LordOfLA

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    Right click desktop > click personalise > click display settings > click advanced settigns > click properties next to the adapter graphic > click driver >Driver version will be displayed there.

    However you are better using the drivers direct from nvidia as MS supply cut down drivers.
     
  3. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Most of the time the Microsoft drivers do not have OpenGL support.
     
  4. Sinster

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    Sorry I should have been a little clearer. I wanted to know the version of what MS was offering before I downloaded it.
     
  5. Shamus MacNoob

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    I would say never take video drivers from WU , always go to the source, in this case Nvidia
     
  6. ray_gillespie

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    Yes, that's such a pain in the arse! What good are NVIDIA drivers from MS if they don't allow you to change any of the settings?! I had to download the drivers direct from NVIDIA just to force vertical sync on!
     
  7. Shamus MacNoob

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    Off Topic:

    How do you like your E6600 Ray ?
     
  8. American Zombie

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    As far as I know you have to install them to see the version. But like I said earlier, the MS drivers will not support OpenGL.