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NVIDIA Forceware 197.13 goes WHQL


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StaFForD gets kudos for pointing out that this set has gone WHQL.

You can grab the drivers from here

Now keep in mind unless you have a desktop, there is no need to download them because as soon as you use the Modded INF the WHQL status is gone.

There is no other difference between this version and the original release except Microsoft has passed then for Certification.

Enjoy.

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Hey, guys!

I don't understand all this fuss about 197.13 drivers. Forceware drivers are for desktop versions on NVIDIA. They always crash my notebook during installation. Why are these drivers posted here at all? I thought it's a forum for laptop drivers.

Jake

StaFForD gets kudos for pointing out that this set has gone WHQL.

You can grab the drivers from here

Now keep in mind unless you have a desktop, there is no need to download them because as soon as you use the Modded INF the WHQL status is gone.

There is no other difference between this version and the original release except Microsoft has passed then for Certification.

Enjoy.

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Hello,

I don't understand neither many things about laptopvideo2go.

Let me explain myself about that:

1- These Forceware 197.13 aren't just "WHQL", I've read on different news websites that the last drivers were BETA drivers and now that they have WHQL, they fixed some bugs like a major in the BETA version which prevented the OEM fan to function properly, causing some graphic cards to burn. So unless the 3 websites I've read tells bulls**t, I think it would be nice to have the modded INF for the final version 197.13 of these drivers.

2- I understood how you work here, that we have to download the drivers, then download the modded INF separately, replace it in the drivers before installation so that laptop graphic cards are supported. But why do you take the time to extract the driver package from Nvidia's website, to then repack it in a self-extract archive, what's the need for this? And why don't you directly include the modded INF in your package, as anyway, everybody that is downloading the drivers from your website, it's only because they have laptops, or else if they have desktops graphic cards, they will go directly to the source on Nvidia's website to get their drivers.

3- Last but not least, as you didn't provide the modded INF for the final version of these drivers, only for the BETA version, I tried to download the package of the BETA version (197.25) with the modded INF, replaced the INF, and when I execute setup.exe, I get the good ol' "Nvidia software didn't find any driver suitable for your device". It was working before with all previous versions of the drivers that I've downloaded here with the modded INF, and it's not working anymore :)

I have a Nvidia 9600M GS.

Thank in advance for your reply, and thank you a lot for all your work and for giving the chance to always have the lastest drivers for our laptops when big brands like Asus (the brand of my laptop for example) never update their graphic drivers as the last driver available for my laptop on Asus' website is from the beginning of the year 2009 :-S

mat

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Hello,

I don't understand neither many things about laptopvideo2go.

Let me explain myself about that:

1- These Forceware 197.13 aren't just "WHQL", I've read on different news websites that the last drivers were BETA drivers and now that they have WHQL, they fixed some bugs like a major in the BETA version which prevented the OEM fan to function properly, causing some graphic cards to burn. So unless the 3 websites I've read tells bulls**t, I think it would be nice to have the modded INF for the final version 197.13 of these drivers.

2- I understood how you work here, that we have to download the drivers, then download the modded INF separately, replace it in the drivers before installation so that laptop graphic cards are supported. But why do you take the time to extract the driver package from Nvidia's website, to then repack it in a self-extract archive, what's the need for this? And why don't you directly include the modded INF in your package, as anyway, everybody that is downloading the drivers from your website, it's only because they have laptops, or else if they have desktops graphic cards, they will go directly to the source on Nvidia's website to get their drivers.

3- Last but not least, as you didn't provide the modded INF for the final version of these drivers, only for the BETA version, I tried to download the package of the BETA version (197.25) with the modded INF, replaced the INF, and when I execute setup.exe, I get the good ol' "Nvidia software didn't find any driver suitable for your device". It was working before with all previous versions of the drivers that I've downloaded here with the modded INF, and it's not working anymore :)

I have a Nvidia 9600M GS.

Thank in advance for your reply, and thank you a lot for all your work and for giving the chance to always have the lastest drivers for our laptops when big brands like Asus (the brand of my laptop for example) never update their graphic drivers as the last driver available for my laptop on Asus' website is from the beginning of the year 2009 :-S

mat

There is no difference between the Beta and the WHQL version except the WHQL certification file has been added.

If there were fixes and other things it wouldn't still be called 197.13 !!

So why provide an INF that would be exactly the same as is currently there now.

The modded INF will ofcourse break the WHQL of the driver.

Don't always believe what you read at NVIDIA, they recycle old Driver changelogs.

As for your 3rd issue, try the latest INF I've just upkoaded, it seperates Vista and Win7 installs.

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  • 2 weeks later...
Guest fatmat

Thank you for the reply and I'm gonna try the new modded INF. And sorry for my late reply, too much work these last weeks.

Thanks again to all the laptopvideo2go team for all your help to let us have the most recent drivers from Nvidia.

About fixed bugs between the beta version and the WHQL version, I don't always believe what I read, and I'm sure you guys compared files to see if there was a difference or not between the 2 versions, I was just wondering who was right, the news that I've read or the news here ; )

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