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#1 11 years ago

Since I downloaded my new driver the FPS on some of my games has dropped significantly...I have eliminated every possible reason and the graphics driver is the only thing that's left. Perhaps an error occured during the download or the install. Anyway I'm wondering if it's possible to find a back-up of my previous driver on my comp. I've searched for myself and am unable to find it, so any help will be appreciated. :nodding:


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#2 11 years ago
sovereign002;3516102Anyway I'm wondering if it's possible to find a back-up of my previous driver on my comp. I've searched for myself and am unable to find it, so any help will be appreciated. :nodding:

First, you have to go into the Device Manager.

Start -> Right-Click "My Computer" -> Properties -> Hardware (tab) -> Device Manager (its a button)

The exact process is slightly different in XP, as I use Windows 2000.

The only backup driver that would be on your system, would be in a "System Restore" point. If you use that, you will loose any games, or programs you've installed since the last System Restore point.

You could just install an older driver. Is this an SIS, Intel, Nvidia, or ATI video card?




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#3 11 years ago

I've got a nvidia GeForce 7300 SE (yes I know SE...lowsy piece of junk) So you're basically telling me there is no backup of my previous driver, unless I go into my system restore point, which will ofcourse delete any software I've installed after the last save... And where can I find a previous version of graphic driver on the internet? I've looked at the nvidia site, but I only found the latest drivers (it's probably just me though)


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#4 11 years ago

Yeah, its just you. Since the link to the old drivers archive is on the same page with the new driver. Its in the bottom left corner. Under the words "Windows XP/2000 Driver Archive".




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#5 11 years ago

I see...I should really look better when I'm searching for somethingn huh? Thanks m8 I appreciate it!


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#6 11 years ago
sovereign002;3518359I've got a nvidia GeForce 7300 SE (yes I know SE...lowsy piece of junk) So you're basically telling me there is no backup of my previous driver, unless I go into my system restore point, which will ofcourse delete any software I've installed after the last save... And where can I find a previous version of graphic driver on the internet? I've looked at the nvidia site, but I only found the latest drivers (it's probably just me though)

I have the same card and feel your pain, death to that card.




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#7 11 years ago

and I also have FPS issues with my 7300SE.. how strange.. -.-




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#8 11 years ago

It's not strange. GeForce 7300SE cards suck, plain and simple.




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#9 11 years ago

To remove your driver : Start, Parameters, Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs, NVIDIA Driver, Click the button, if you have several choices then select "Delete only the following driver" and check "NVIDIA Display Driver" ...

To install an older driver version, check the links on this page : http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_archive.html

Looks like for a 7300 SE you'll have to get at least the 91.31 : http://www.nvidia.com/object/91.31_winxp_32_supported.html