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  1. #231


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by shags72 View Post
    You know I have been getting a screen condition that covers some of the screen with a band of lines that makes it impossible to see what is behind it, if I refresh it goes away. Mostly on IE but sometimes on the desktop. If this means anything more. Sorry hadn't had it happen alot but some.
    That's not good, hard to say if its a hardware problem (video card going bad) or just from all the driver installs etc. If it starts happening a lot (if it was me) I'd reinstall Windows (clean install) to rule out a possible corrupted driver issue. If you watch the windows during the NVidia install there should be a "Preform a Clean Installation" option if you do the custom install. That should remove any leftovers from a previous driver install.

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  2. #232


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Here's a tip for you. You've likely noticed that the NVidia drivers from the NVidia site are compressed into the one downloaded file. When you run it they are uncompressed before the install runs. They are all stored in a NVidia folder in the root of your boot drive C:\. It will be something like NVidia\3xx.xx\Win8_something_somthing\English\setup.exe. If you copy that NVidia folder somewhere else you can install the drivers by just running the setup.exe file and skip the uncompressing part. Once you copy that folder to another location you can delete the original if you want, its not needed once the drivers are actually installed. You may have several 3xx.xx folders, one for each driver you've tried so far. Deleting them will free up some space on your hard drive.
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  3. #233


    Gold Coast (Australia)
    Posts : 702
    Windows 8.1 x64


    yeah if you have winRar or 7Zip you can right click on the downloaded instalation file and extract to ...
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  4. #234


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,487
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by antspants View Post
    yeah if you have winRar or 7Zip you can right click on the downloaded instalation file and extract to ...
    That will work too.
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  5. #235


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    I am waiting on the ram right now so hopefully that will help. I am basing my problems off of my FPS which have been pretty bad. My ping on the other hand has been pretty consistent and low. I was told that FPS is related to video and ping to my networking. I didn't really know just what some people said on the server where I was playing.

    On another note I might have gone 64 bit if I had known that I could have. From what I read I couldn't have gone 64 unless I bought the dvd of Windows 8. I went for the download version and that doesn't allow to make that switch. This is all after the fact info so I am not going to buy another version. I will look at another card if the ram doesn't help much. Looks like I have a pci card so I guess I will have to get one of those.
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  6. #236


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Your current product code is good for 32 bit or 64 bit by the way. All you need is the 64 bit media to go 64 bit. What download? This one, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create < for that download to get 64 bit the PC you are downloading to, needs to be running a 64 bit OS. If its running 32 bit you get a matching 32 bit download.
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  7. #237


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    I downloaded from Microsoft website and ran that. So if I can get a dvd of the 64 bit I can just use my current product key? I am on a 64 bit windows 7 laptop right now so I can download that iso and burn it to a dvd I could upgrade to 64 bit? I guess the next question would come back to driver availability for my old hardware. Would it be about the same or better in 64 bit? I know at the initial stages of 64 there were hardly any drivers for older hardware.

    BTW, I really appreciate the help you are giving me as I go through the issues of this upgrade.
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  8. #238


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by shags72 View Post
    I downloaded from Microsoft website and ran that. So if I can get a dvd of the 64 bit I can just use my current product key? I am on a 64 bit windows 7 laptop right now so I can download that iso and burn it to a dvd I could upgrade to 64 bit? I guess the next question would come back to driver availability for my old hardware. Would it be about the same or better in 64 bit? I know at the initial stages of 64 there were hardly any drivers for older hardware.

    BTW, I really appreciate the help you are giving me as I go through the issues of this upgrade.
    I would think you could get the 64 bit version from the same Microsoft download site. I'd check it out anyway. Do you get to save it as an ISO? In the link I posted earlier, it auto detects what the PC is running, 32 or 64 and then downloads the matching bit version. If you can get the 64 bit DVD/ISO, yes your current product code will let install the 64 bit version. The codes are version specific, core or pro but the 32 or 64 bit is up to you. Some really old hardware may be an issue finding 64 bit drivers for. 64 bit drivers are main stream for most hardware now though.
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  9. #239


    Posts : 22
    windows xp 7 and 8.1


    I may look into it, from what I had read I don't think the download was any different for 32 or 64 but as you said it detects which is running and puts that version on with no question asked if that is what you want. But if you use a dvd installation disc it is supposed to ask. I will go find the site I read that on and report back. A lot of info here and googled it looks like it is still the same from 2012 and doesn't ask to upgrade to 64 bit, at least I don't remember mine doing it.

    http://winsupersite.com/article/wind...t-64bit-144649
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  10. #240


    Posts : 22,279
    64-bit Windows 10


    New NVIDIA 337.50 BETA video drivers released. See first post for more details.
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