Nvidia releases GeForce 296.17 for Windows 8, others get 296.10

By Matthew
Mar 13, 2012
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  1. Nvidia has baked a fresh batch of drivers, with two flavors covering Windows XP through Windows 8. Common folk running Windows XP, Vista or 7 should grab GeForce 296.10 as…

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  2. treetops

    treetops TS Evangelist Posts: 1,951   +162

    296.10 said the install failed then the driver left behind didn't recognize my nvidia 275 geforce card. Had to uninstall manually after trying to reinstall about 4 times. Even the old driver would not work afterwards. Now I am downloading the 295.73 while using 285.62.

    It might have just been me I was downloading the mortal online installer at the same time but I am going to wait a week before driving these new drivers again.
  3. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TS Booster Posts: 142   +47

    Hopefully the irritating problem of Firefox not displaying colours correctly will be over with these drivers. (I know, disabling hardware acceleration does the trick, but still...)
  4. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    No problem with the install on two seperate machines here. (DL direct from Nvidia- sorry TS, the Nv server is much faster for me). Clean installs.
    Had one customer with a glitched download/install. Think it came about due to driver and MS updates (patch Tuesday) trying to do their respective thing simultaneously. Uninstalled both and re-applied in order with no reoccurance of the system hang and incomplete install.
  5. mosu

    mosu TS Guru Posts: 422   +48

    Are those drivers good for Kepler too?
  6. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    No, judging by leaks.
    AFAIK, Nvidia are circulating 300.xx drivers for Kepler based GPU's. Of the Kepler based laptop reviews, the driver build isn't mentioned- the odd circumstance where only a part of the system is still under NDA (Acer jumping the gun to gain an advantage over the other OEM's)

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