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Windows7 display driver running on startup on my Vista desktop.


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#1 Sploog321

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Posted 17 January 2017 - 11:51 PM

It's full name is:

"NVIDIA Compatible Windows7 Display driver, Version 187.90"

 

Is it fine to have a Windows 7 driver on my VIsta machine? 

 

I've been been getting blue screen IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL errors lately which, after looking into it, can stem from incompatible devices and drivers which the above driver does SEEM incompatible since my OS is VIsta.

 

How should I proceed? I have disabled it in the meantime.


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#2 Mishima

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Posted 19 January 2017 - 02:47 AM

Hello there,

 

You answer your own question a bit, but I will tell you that although you can usually get by with using a Vista level driver on Windows 7 (I've seen upgrades from Vista to 7 all the time with a Vista Display Driver in place), it is not usually a good idea to run a Windows 7 level display driver on Windows Vista.

 

You have checked for the Vista Display Driver? Does it work right, yes or no?



#3 Sploog321

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Posted 20 January 2017 - 12:48 AM

Hello there,

 

You answer your own question a bit, but I will tell you that although you can usually get by with using a Vista level driver on Windows 7 (I've seen upgrades from Vista to 7 all the time with a Vista Display Driver in place), it is not usually a good idea to run a Windows 7 level display driver on Windows Vista.

 

You have checked for the Vista Display Driver? Does it work right, yes or no?

I installed a proper VIsta driver. The w7 comparability driver is gone from msconfig>startup and no bluescreens so far.



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Posted 20 January 2017 - 03:40 AM

Good to hear. Report back for any other issues. :)






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