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Vista Feb CTP Nvidia Driver Idea


Hawk

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Hi everyone, today I was poking around in vista to see if I could get aero glass to work since the newest drivers don't work well I was able to get it to work using the built in desktop version drivers that are with vista, but while I was exploring around on the drive I came across the mobile gpu drivers in E:\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dm.inf_f5fc553a in here is a nv_DM.inf file which has the WDDM drivers for some supported mobile gpus. From what I have been reading on the internet you need to use the WDDM drivers for Aero Glass to work properly. Well while I was poking around I decided to add my card to the list in here and everything seems to work now, but I do not have as much experience at modding infs as some of you guys do so I thought I should ask I have attached the inf file that I did to this post but this only has the stuff for my card added. I looked at one of the infs here and added my card to the list. I guess the thing figure out to do is to add the nvidia tab to the display settings and make sure everything is added that needs to be added.

I am sorry if someone else has posted something like this but this is how I got aero glass to work for me.

Brian

nv_DM.inf

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I tried it myself and added the strings for my 6600 GO. Driver wouldnt install. Comes up with an error. Both 85.05 and 87.15 works (later forcing a standard 6600 install).

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I tried it myself and added the strings for my 6600 GO. Driver wouldnt install. Comes up with an error. Both 85.05 and 87.15 works (later forcing a standard 6600 install).

hmm... I origionaly had the 5700 desktop driver installed then found these and switched hmm maybe aero glass never disabled. I will look at the infs for the desktop drivers and the mobile ones and see compare them. see if it somewhere enables glass to work.

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So what card did you add Hawk? (btw welcome to the forum)

I'll send you something if I can get my Quadro4 go to work with Aero glass this way... :)

Edit: Nevermind my card question I read the INF earlier.

I need to get more sleep and stop asking moronic questions... :)

;Added By Me

NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0347.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700 (WDDM Beta)"
NVIDIA_NV36.DEV_0348.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce FX Go 5700  (WDDM Beta)"

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How is Vista compared to XP? Is the performance similar or slower?

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How is Vista compared to XP? Is the performance similar or slower?

With this only being a beta it still has some bugs to be worked out I have had a few crashes, I have not used it for much besides testing to see if it works since I only gave it 10gb of my hard drive and i think the install took about 7 gb up. I really like the new media center which I noticed was faster at starting up than xp mce 2005. I think that it has the potential to be faster than xp or at least more stable in some aspects (when the apps crash it has a better crash recovery system in it, it never has taken windows and compleatly killed it in my case)

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