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Is there ANY driver for GT540M WinXP x32 ???

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asparagus

I was trying to install WinXP x32 on the Acer Aspire 5742g, with that great graphics card.

Somehow i cant get myself to use Windows 7. Prolly no applications support.

Spend lots of time finding all the drivers and had to get about 1/3 of them from the manufacturer or somewhere,

there is only one misssing... the GT 540M driver !!!

So: Is there anything out there that would install as VGA driver for the GT 540M ?!

Please post anything if there are news, cause i dont know what to do with such a notebook and no graphics drivers except the intel GMA from the CPU.

Thanks a lot !!

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Cahu

I was trying to install WinXP x32 on the Acer Aspire 5742g, with that great graphics card.

Somehow i cant get myself to use Windows 7. Prolly no applications support.

Spend lots of time finding all the drivers and had to get about 1/3 of them from the manufacturer or somewhere,

there is only one misssing... the GT 540M driver !!!

So: Is there anything out there that would install as VGA driver for the GT 540M ?!

Please post anything if there are news, cause i dont know what to do with such a notebook and no graphics drivers except the intel GMA from the CPU.

Thanks a lot !!

I know this doesn't really answer your question, but I'm curious as to why you want to stick to Win XP despite proper lack of driver support.

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anytimer

AFAIK Win7 32bit has great application compatibility - it is the x64 guys who tear out their hair in frustration (although their case would be the same or even worse with WinXP x64).

If you get Win 7 x86 (32 bit) Professional or better, you have the option of installing XP Mode (the Win 7 flavour of VirtualPC) which will run legacy apps in a more or less native XP environment. Not available on lesser flavours of Win 7 though, so those with home and student versions are out.

There are many features in graphics drivers - like hybrid graphics and optimus - that are not supported in WinXP. If you have to use WinXP, I suppose switching one graphics adapter off will allow you to use a standard (non hybrid) driver. Read the thread 'Optimus on hybrid graphics' for tips on how to turn one graphics adapter off and install drivers for the other one.

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Cahu

AFAIK Win7 32bit has great application compatibility - it is the x64 guys who tear out their hair in frustration (although their case would be the same or even worse with WinXP x64).

If you get Win 7 x86 (32 bit) Professional or better, you have the option of installing XP Mode (the Win 7 flavour of VirtualPC) which will run legacy apps in a more or less native XP environment. Not available on lesser flavours of Win 7 though, so those with home and student versions are out.

There are many features in graphics drivers - like hybrid graphics and optimus - that are not supported in WinXP. If you have to use WinXP, I suppose switching one graphics adapter off will allow you to use a standard (non hybrid) driver. Read the thread 'Optimus on hybrid graphics' for tips on how to turn one graphics adapter off and install drivers for the other one.

I was worried about the transfer myself, but Win 7 has proven compatible with most any x86 app I've thrown at it. DOS apps seem to dislike x64, but hey...

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