Windows 10 legacy driver support?

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Drivers Section' started by Terje_P, Jul 28, 2015.

  1. Terje_P

    Terje_P Active Member

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    What is the status of the 8000, 9000, and 200 series card for Windows 10?

    Not something I would have a problem with, but there are still usable system with old cards out there.
     
  2. Shadowdane

    Shadowdane Maha Guru

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    No longer supported.. remains to be seen if Nvidia will update the 343.xx driver for Windows 10, but I doubt it.



    After Release 340, any subsequent Windows driver release starting with Release 343 will cease to support the products listed in this section.

    The Release 340 drivers will continue to support these products until April 1, 2016, and the NVIDIA support team will continue to address driver issues for these products in driver branches up to and including Release 340. However, future driver enhancements and optimizations in driver releases after Release 340 will not support these products.


    http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answ...ol-windows-driver-support-for-legacy-products
     
  3. Seketh

    Seketh Ancient Guru

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    Windows 7/8 drivers will still work for older hardware, just a little bit of trial and error.

    Just yesterday I helped a user with a 7600GT, laptopvideo2go drivers weren't working, so I told him to try the driver supplied by his laptop manufacturer and it actually worked.

    Hardware that old won't really benefit from newer drivers anyway.
     
  4. fl2015

    fl2015 Member Guru

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    What that basically means is nvidia is longer including them the main driver updates, however I believe windows will install the last supported driver for that particular card as long as it supports WDDM 1.0. Meaning all GPU's from 8 series and beyond should work in windows 10 just not all with the latest released driver.

    Described here
     

  5. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    I'm curious about this as well.

    I know AMD Legacy users have had issues getting the latest Legacy drivers for 7/8 working on Windows 8.1.
     
  6. A M D BugBear

    A M D BugBear Ancient Guru

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    Modded .inf should help right?
     
  7. Shadowdane

    Shadowdane Maha Guru

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    Nope you can't just add support for a card if they stripped all support out of the newer drivers.

    Same reason I can't add .inf entry to older drivers to support my GTX980Ti.
     
  8. thehurtmaster

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    I don't know if I'm just super sleepy or I'm high. But I just looked at Windows 10 drivers for 9 series and I see 341.74.
     
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    trocio2 Master Guru

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    Nvidia legacy support is better than AMD's :D
     

  11. CGabry

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    i have a 9800gtx+ running in Windows 10 until GTX970 arrives...
     
  12. Yxskaft

    Yxskaft Maha Guru

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    Thanks for the link.
    Nvidia has fixed it now, but it was easy to miss that the driver supported Windows 10 because at first it wasn't included in the list where you choose the OS.

    Aye:)
    Legacy support is very important to me. Every card will eventually be too slow for gaming, but I of course still want to be able to use the latest OSes and such without problems.
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
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    Install 341.74 and still running in Windows 10...
     

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