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Dual XP/Vista OS

By 2hb ·
Do graphics card and other driver updates have to be installed on each OS, specifically updating the driver on an nVidia 8800 GTX card.

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I'm not sure

by nepenthe0 In reply to Dual XP/Vista OS

Greg Shultz posted the following general guidelines Feb'07 in TR:

http://tinyurl.com/43h43p

He does not specifically discuss upgrades. I attempted this installation in a dual partition single hard drive configuration, and I found that installation of upgrades in one partition could (did) install in both partitions, with highly unfavorable consequences.

There are apparently ways to isolate the upgrade, which I recommend that you research and implement, so that you don't repeat my failures in this enterprise.

Upgrading nVidia drivers can be dicey - the Device Manager is supposed to roll back to the previously installed driver if you don't like the update. My experience with nVidia is that this doesn't always work, but System Restore was able to reverse the undesirable upgrade.

If the video graphics driver is working, and there is no critically important functionality conferred by the upgraded driver, I recommend leaving things alone.

Rick/Portland, OR

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Its easier

by h.sherzad In reply to Dual XP/Vista OS

Well I think its easier that way since other wis you will have to deal with accessing the other OS's windows files, and then one by one specify the driver files. Too much work!

I did that.

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by dmiles In reply to Dual XP/Vista OS

Check for compatibility of the drivers,depending on your boot order I would suggest to install the driver compatible for that OS,when updating drivers for both OS's you clould possibly create a conflict in driver application,the last rule of thumb is if one driver works without any problems then stick with it.

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