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eos
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[W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

Im having problems with the latest drivers from lenovo (8.17.12.9620), and more problems from the latest drivers from nvidia (9.18.10.2538) .   Im a unix/mac guy - is it even possible to revert drivers on windows?

 

How does one go about it?  E.g. Can I just install old ones over the top of new ones?  Do I have to delete current ones first?  Is there a link between the drivers fro the HD graphics and the Quadro 2000M, or can the be updated separately?

 

Ive spent the last hour trying to get to the driver page at lenovo.com - their website is so slow its dead at the moment.

Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
Location: CA
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

Uninstall the current NVIDIA package and then install the desired version.

I would recommend against installing Intel drivers independently of the NVIDIA package (which comes with an Optimus variant thereof).

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
eos
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

Colonel, Im guessing the intel drivers come from intel, the quadra 2000M drivers come from nvidia. how does one get a matched pair from two different vendors?
Guru
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

The NVIDIA Optimus driver package by default already includes both the NVIDIA driver as well as the necessary/corresponding Intel driver.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U
Guru
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?


@ColonelONeill wrote:
The NVIDIA Optimus driver package by default already includes both the NVIDIA driver as well as the necessary/corresponding Intel driver.

I don't believe that this is the case except for the Lenovo packaging. The Optimus driver detects the Intel driver level and interfaces with it appropriately. I'm currently running the Intel HD3000 driver 8.15.10.2761 obtained from the Intel download site and the NViDIA Quadro 2000M 305.93 obtained from the NVIDIA download site. Both seem to function properly in my W520.

 

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christopherlang
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

Doing the same with latest Nvidia and Intel drivers and no problems.

Guru
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Registered: ‎12-26-2009
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Re: [W520] is it possible to revert graphics driver version?

Strange. Last time I installed the stock Intel driver, my backlight brightness controls went wonky.

W520: 2960XM, Q2000M @ 1091/1380, 32GB RAM, 500GB&750GB HDD & 500GB SSD, FHD&MB168B+
X61T: L7500, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, XGA screen, Ultrabase
W550s: 5600U, K620M at 1164/1281, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 3K touchscreen
X200s: SL9400, 6GB RAM, 64GB SD card, WXGA+ screen
TPT1: 1839-23U

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