Windows 10: Windows Update Driver for 6800 Go? Windows 10 issues. Solved

  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       10 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows Update Driver for 6800 Go? Windows 10 issues.

    Is anyone familiar with finding or pulling specific Windows 8.1 updates? My issue is that I'm trying to get this GPU to work or be fully recognized in Windows 10. I know it's an ancient laptop by all means, but the GPU worked in Windows 8.1, and Windows 8.1 had a specific driver for the 6800 Go in Windows update.

    The problem ends up being that Windows 10 is not finding this driver, or it isn't included in its updates as of yet. So I'm stuck with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. The bios shows it's working and still available, even Windows 10 recognizes that it is in fact a Nvidia Chipset, the problem is that it only wants to install the basic display driver and it won't allow me to install any Nvidia drivers, saying the hardware cannot be detected or that my hardware is already up to date.

    I've found drivers outside of Windows update that are compatible with Windows 7/8.1, but none of them detect the card. If I modify the configuration to detect my laptops card, it will install but it leads to another problem. During the installation when the driver kicks in, and the display switches resolutions, the screen on the laptop just goes black with a cursor. You can clearly tell the resolution was increased because the cursor becomes much sharper, and I can even hear and execute windows commands blindly, but for some reason it won't display anything other than the mouse cursor, but it's obvious the computer is still working, just something up with the display when it installs the driver. The only reason I mention this part is because maybe someone knows what I'm talking about or could help me solve this problem.

    Like I said before though, I used the driver from Windows update in 8.1 before I upgraded the laptop, and that worked for the 6800 Go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       10 Aug 2015 #2

    Found this driver here, in another thread Win 10 doesnt install due my Nvidia GeForce Go 7300 - can it be sorted? | Windows 10 Forums As I said the ones I knew that worked in more recent versions of Windows for this GPU are provided through Windows Update. You can download the driver from this link MEGA if you are experiencing similar issues with an older laptop GPU that may be close in range with the one I was trying to fix.

    Every issue I've been having has be resolved, even the black screen during the driver installation process that never went away. This driver was apparently manually downloaded from a Windows Update in 8.1., it works in 10.

    Should be noted it's a 32bit driver, you may have luck searching for that specific driver in 64bit versions if you need to.
    Last edited by MetaMorphy; 10 Aug 2015 at 09:26.
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