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09-02-2009

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Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-03, 23:04 PM

UPDATE: I removed old 186.03 info and replaced with new driver info. Also I changed the device ID for the 3700m becasue it was not correct. I finally got a w700ds to test it on. Removed pre-edited INF files becsue they are no longer valid.

 

Here are some instructions on how to get the Nvidia drivers installed instead of waiting for Lenovo to update theirs. I take no responsibility if you break anything. I am a tinkerer and not a expert. It is working fine for me on a w700 with a 2700m.  The NVS140M section may not work I have no means to test it. Let me know if you do it and it works fine. This should also technically work for Vista 64-bit.

 

 

1. Go tohttp://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_x64_186.81_whql.html and download the drivers.

 

 

2. Run the install package. It will fail to install but it will extract the drivers to C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\186.81\International\Display

 

3. Using the below information to edit the appropriate INF files. Just open them with Notepad. There will be 2 instances of each line you need to replace.

 

2700M/3700M

Edit the NVBL.INF file.

 

Search for:

%NVIDIA_DEV.061E.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061E&SUBSYS_0539103C
%NVIDIA_DEV.063A.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_063A&SUBSYS_30EC103C

 

Replace with:

%NVIDIA_DEV.061E.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_061E&SUBSYS_212517AA
%NVIDIA_DEV.063A.01% = Section009, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_063A&SUBSYS_211917AA

 

NVS140M

Edit the NVDM.INF file.

 

Search for:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0429.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0429&SUBSYS_01FE1028

 

Replace with:

%NVIDIA_DEV.0429.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0429&SUBSYS_20D817AA

 

5. Save the file and run the Setup.exe in the same directory. It should install fine.

 

 

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08-03-2009

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-06, 9:19 AM

Windows Update automatically installed v186.78 dated 15 Aug. 2009 for my FX 3700M. The graphics scores in Windows 7 are 6.7 and 6.7. If using the latest Lenovo driver for Windows Vista, the score would be 5.9 and 5.7.

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-07, 11:09 AM

Installed on Lenovo T61 with NVS140M on Windows 7 64-bit. Thanks!

 

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05-08-2009

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-07, 14:19 PM

How did you do that? There is no

 "%NVIDIA_DEV.0429.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0429&SUBSYS_01FE1028" 

in the NVDM.INF file... 

Cheers,

Volker

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-08, 17:38 PM

Hi,

 

Search for _10DE&DEV_0429&SUBSYS_01FE1028

 

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Denis

 

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09-12-2009

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-13, 4:40 AM

To simplify things for NVS 140M users:

  1. Download this file
  2. Replace the copy included with installer in the 'Display' folder
  3. Run setup.exe

This file includes the fix mentioned in the original post, as well as a registry entry for enabling brightness controls, as they didn't work for me with the nVidia drivers.

 

 

-tm

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-13, 8:17 AM

Great, that did it for me... Shukran, mate :smileyhappy:

 

Cheers, Volker

 


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09-15-2009

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-15, 14:13 PM

can anyone confirm that dual monitors with the dock work? and even better confirm that it works at 1680x1050 with this method?

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Re: Installing 186.81 Nvidia Drivers for Windows 7 64-bit on Lenovo Laptops 2700M/3700M NVS140M

2009-09-15, 15:09 PM

Sorry I dont have a dock to test. Resolutions should all work though.

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