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Install nVidia drivers 179.48 beta on a Sony Vaio

Last edited by on 4 February 2011 at 16:03

This How-To explains how to install nvidia drivers 179.48 beta on a notebook Sony VGN-FE31M equipped with a nVidia GeForce Go 7600.
First of all download the official drivers from the official website.
Try to install them till you get the error. The installer has created a directory containing the drivers inside your C:, if you haven’t changed it during the installation process.
Now we have to take the hardware ID of our VGA.
Go to Start – right clic on Computer Properties Hardware tab – Device managerDisplay adapters – double clic on your VGA card – Details tab – select Device Instance ID
write down this code. Mine is

[cce_text]PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_81EF104D&REV_A1\4&31B7BFB9&0&0008[/cce]

Now open the following file

[cce_text]C:\NVIDIA\WinXP\179.48\IS\Display\NVAM.ini[/cce]

the directory may differ depending on your OS. Under the

[cce_text][NVIDIA.Mfg[/cce]

section, put the following line

[cce_text]%NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1%  = nv4_A6JC,   PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0398&SUBSYS_81EF104D[/cce]

and under the

[cce_text]; Localizable Strings[/cce]

section, put

[cce_text]NVIDIA_G73M.DEV_0398.1  =  "NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 (Sony VAIO VGN-FE31M)"[/cce]

Now you can run

[cce_text]C:\NVIDIA\WinXP\179.48\IS\setup.exe[/cce]

ENJOY 🙂

 

 

SOURCE: HOW TO: Modify and install Nvidia drivers for mobile graphics chipsets in Windows 7 when all else fails

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  1. Arturo
    August 14th, 2012 at 21:41 | #1

    I love you man!!!!!!!!

  2. Andrew
    May 5th, 2013 at 00:08 | #2

    Thanks for this! Worked also for Sony Vaio VGN FE48G.

  3. Greg
    July 15th, 2013 at 10:06 | #3

    Hey, tried this on my VAIO VGN FE-690, did everything like you said, except replaced the FE31M with FE690, and it installed, the screen flashed, like it was refreshing, and then all i saw were a million upside down white triangles… Then a black screen… Have to restart my computer then, to get it to do anything, and it tries to reload windows, but when it is at the initial loading screen it goes to black, instead of the startup screen… Then I have to restart again and required to select from the list to start with last known good configuration, and then I still have the bad scroll and also and exclamation in the hardware profile in the system screen… please help!

  4. Greg
    July 15th, 2013 at 10:07 | #4

    also everything else you posted on here was the same, we have the same instance ID and everything

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