Nvidia ForceWare 158.24 WHQL (GeForce 6/7/8 - Vista)

On June 1st NVIDIA released another set of official drivers for Windows Vista. They are for GeForce 6/7/8 line of GPUs, and are available in both 32bit and 64bit flavors. This is a WHQL release and it does not support GeForce Go mobile GPUs.

Release Highlights:

  • WHQL Certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, and 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem when trying to enable NVIDIA SLI using the international versions of Windows Vista.
  • Please view the driver Release Notes for a list of all of the fixed issues in this driver release
Download 158.24 WHQL for: Vista x86 | Vista x64 (Freeware)
View: Driver's Release Notes
Link: Home Page | Drivers Page

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Could you please also post links to international versions (x86 and x64), when posting links to ForceWare drivers?
It's usually a matter of changing "english" to "international" in URL.

May I suggest adding links to the actual download page instead of direct links to the files? I used to do that but it's edited before approving so I just fellow the trend.

Although the installer is not working and give me strange error, I installed it manually via Device manager. Thanks!

same here! nice job nvidia, second whql driver since rtm if i remember correctly and it doesnt even install properly.

€: at my 5th try it installed correctly!

minoverta said,
The right international driver 158.24 you can download from Taiwan, Singapore or Korea (55MB). The international driver from other locations (34MB) doesn't work!!!

Taiwan page links to the non-whql version.
BTW: 34MB international version seems to work fine for me.

The International Installer is the one that doesn't installs the driver even manually there is an error. The English installer works fine.

for all of your issues, there is a simple solution, go back to Windows XP and wait until the end of the year, or SP1 to change to vista.

agreed useless comment. i hate hearing people bitch about vista. i use it, it works just fine. vista changed alot of internals to the OS most people on this site can't appreciate. that said because of these changes software developers need to alter their software to be compatible with vista.

THE PROBLEM ISN'T THAT VISTA ISN'T COMPATIBLE WITH PROGRAMS. THE PROBLEM IS, IS PROGRAMS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH VISTA. Vista is a new OS and treat it as so. Anytime a new OS that has been changed so significantly in the low level areas of code you should treat any backward compatiblity as an extra that you should be grateful for, not a requirement that you bitch and moan all day over because you can't run SuperPronXP any more because it was programmed by a dunce to be begin with.

AJR1 said,
for all of your issues, there is a simple solution, go back to Windows XP and wait until the end of the year, or SP1 to change to vista.

I'm Completely Done Doing Business With Nvidia, Considering The Fact That This Seems To Be Their Last Official Release For The Nvidia GeForce 6 Series and 7 Series, Just Fyi. I Will Now Be A 100% Loyal ATI Customer All The Way, Just Fyi.

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