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Right, i am trying to install nvidia display drivers in vista (in this case 178.13 and I DON'T get the prob in XP) I get the message:

"Installshield Wizard Complete"
"The system has not been modified. To install this program at a later time, run the installation again."


And after that there is only the Finish button available, PhysX setup never started.

:shadedshu

I had this same problem with 177.83; 177.92 but not with the 177.98, I.E. the drivers that have physX included in them give me this problem.

What i do: uninstall old driver from control panel, reboot, reboot in safe mode, run driver sweeper, reboot in normal mode and run the setup.


Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this it makes me get a baseball bat and destroy the whole pc...
 
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Bump - sorry if too quick
 

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Try doing what you are doing, only do not run driver sweeper in safe mode, do it the regular way, reboot, do it again to make sure, then install the new drivers.
 
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No, that did not work...
 

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Bummer... Ok, after using driver sweeper and rebooting, have you gone into "regedit" and use the search function to look for any other Nvidia entries? Do you have UAC (user account control) running?
 

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disable auto driver installation in wondows because it will attempt to everytime you uninstall drivers etc.
 
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I did not went in registry to check, but I re-checked with driver sweeper and it found nothing. UAC is turned off.

disable auto driver installation in wondows because it will attempt to everytime you uninstall drivers etc.

How do i do that? - Got it, never mind on that, let me try now.
 
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Im having the same problem !!! im running win vista 64bit 9800gx2 and i have 2 operating systems ... on the other is xp sp3 ... I cant believe i wasted tha whole day trying to install the ***** driver ...nothing works ...
if any1 can help us out will be appreciate !
 

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I did not went in registry to check, but I re-checked with driver sweeper and it found nothing. UAC is turned off.




How do i do that?
control panel>system>(left hand pain) advanced settings>hardware tab>windows update driver settings>check "never check for drives when i connect a device"
 
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I disabled it completely, went in the driver update in the display settings and told it to ask me when it does something and it still finds standard display drivers for the graphics card and installs them.

Not working again...back on 177.98 now...
 
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bump
 

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Are you sure you are using the correct driver package? Make sure you are using the Vista specific drivers.
 

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I doubt this is the problem, but check if the driver you're installing needs a modded .inf file.
 
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Yes I am using winvista 32 bit drivers, I am almost sure that physX makes a problem so i will take out the physX installer out of them and then try installing them one by one.
 
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YES! I got it working! So if anyone is having trouble installing any driver that includes PhysX in them, simply extract the .exe file to a folder, drag out the PhysX exe and install the driver first then PhysX.

Thanks for your help anyway!
 

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Ah, good to know. Driver sweeper gives you the option to uninstall the Ageia PhysX drivers too, just out of curiousity, did you try doing that before you got it working?
 
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Well, what i do is first uninstall physx from control panel, uninstall drivers, restart, restart in safe mode, driver sweeper snd run it on bot physx and nvidia. If thats what youre thinking, nope it doesnt help.