Boot Camp 3 removes my Nvidia drivers

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by adder7712, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. adder7712 macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    I inserted the SL disc to install Boot Camp 3. Everything went smooth and I restarted the computer to complete the installation. After I booted up, I noticed my NVIDIA drivers are gone. What is causing this?

    I installed the new 195.62 drivers. Everything works though.
  2. Stridder44 macrumors 68040


    Mar 24, 2003

    Did you install the Nvidia drivers before installing the Boot Camp drivers? Because Boot Camp will install all of it's drivers, regardless of what's already installed.
  3. adder7712 thread starter macrumors 68000


    Mar 9, 2009
    Yeah... Boot Camp 2.0 is installed before I install version 3, but everything works fine (195.62 gave ma 10FPS increase in Portal and Mass Effect) except the NVIDIA tray icon is missing even if I try to turn it on in the NVIDIA Control Panel.

    How can I get the NVIDIA icon back? It seems to be a bug in the 195.62 version
  4. sporkland macrumors newbie

    Jan 27, 2008
    I figured out why the 195.62 drivers aren't installing on my macbook pro

    I think someone fat fingered a device ID at NVIDIA on the latest dirvers.

    I was trying to install the notebook drivers that others had mentioned and having the "Nvidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible" problem.

    Here is the fix.

    Download the driver from:

    Double click on it, it will extract some files and then fail to install.

    Open Windows Explorer and goto:

    Open ListDevices.txt in that directory.

    Go to the NVAO.INF section (apparently AO is the apple identifier).
    You'll notice this line: DEV_0647&SUBSYS_00B0106B "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"
    That is basically the device id for my card, except the 00B0106B should be 00BC106B.

    So change:
    DEV_0647&SUBSYS_00B0106B "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"​
    DEV_0647&SUBSYS_00BC106B "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT"​

    Open the "nvao.inf" in the same directory.
    Use find and replace (CTRL+H) in notepad and search for:
    and replace it with:

    Run setup.exe.

    And enjoy the new drivers!
  5. Jottle macrumors 6502

    Oct 17, 2003
    quick question. Do we need to remove the previous nvidia display drivers via the windows "programs" control panel? Or will the nvidia driver isntaller do that for us as it installs the new updated 195.62 drivers?
  6. valvehead macrumors regular

    Mar 1, 2008
    I just installed 195.62 over the top of whatever old version Boot Camp 3.1 installed. It works just fine, though I had to go into the nvidia control panel to turn the digital vibrance back down to 50%.
  7. redcdr macrumors newbie

    Mar 25, 2010
    You Are Da Man...or Woman!!!

    Umm yeah the title kinda says it!!

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