Fortunately there's a way to make the nvidia's installer think it is actually dealing with compatible hardware and proceed with installation.
- Extract installer package.
- Go to the directory where driver files have been extracted and find Display.Driver\nvae.inf file.
- Open the file, find following sections and add lines:
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A6F.01% = Section002, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A6F
%NVIDIA_DEV.0A6F.01% = Section003, PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_0A6F
- Save the file and re-run the installer using setup.exe launcher in the directory where driver package was extracted (don't extract downloaded package again, as it will overwrite changes above).
- Installer will complain that driver is not certified blablabla - ignore.
- Job done.
Point to note is that display driver updated using method above won't properly show as "nVidia Display Adapter" in Device Manager but more-or-less like that:
User sib321 over at nvidia forums.
To fix displayed name in "Device manager" U have to:ReplyDelete
go to section [Strings] and add line:
NVIDIA_DEV.0A6F.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce XXX"
where XXX can by any name, but preferably your card model
Thanks alot for this tip! I google you everytime I upgrade my Nvidia driver :DReplyDelete
Hi. Does this this technique still work with the newest drivers? I cant get it to work. I am right in thinking that you only add the lines outside the brackets, to the bottom of the list of devices in the corresponding sections?ReplyDelete
Not sure to be honest. I did it as one-off operation and didn't even upgrade the driver ever since.Delete
try the trick with new nvdia drivers for windows 8 and didn´t work. Any other posibilities to upgrade them?Delete
I'm having the same problem with RL100 & Windows 8...Delete
Tries several configurations without success.
Anyone got an idea?
I've created tickets for ACER & NVIDIA support. Will post something here if I get answers :S
Any luck on a response from Acer or Nvidia on your open tickets? I have your same or similar issue - I upgraded my RL100-U1002 to Win8 pro last week - my 1080p LED HDTV (monitor) now has a cropped screen. Assume its an issue with the Win 8 64-bit graphics driver.Delete
Thx for your time.
Thanks. It was very helpfull. I was able to install the latest ION drivers 306.97 form 2012.10.10 using the given method.ReplyDelete
Big thank you for this.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the post - I picked up a RL 100 on ebay and have installed Windows 8 - which works fine for my needs. I've paired it with a 32 inch flat screen TV and installed the 2010 driver from the acer website. Still not the correct resolution.
I tried this technique on the latest driver from Nvidia, but no luck - I then tried it on an archived 2012 version - still no dice, although I got past the wrong hardware error it failed later in the install and had to roll back. Any chance you could post a ref to the driver that has worked correctly?
Don't remember details exactly now, it's been way too long ago now. Sorry.Delete
Just wanted to say that by following your instructions, I was able to upgrade my ION drivers to the latest 320.49 drivers on my Windows 7 Revo.ReplyDelete
Thanks again for this post...
It just worked for the latest version. Hope it solve the tearing issue.ReplyDelete
It Worked for my Windows 7, but once I upgraded to Win 8 it won't pass through checking resolution stage and displays unable to install display driver.ReplyDelete