I have a Windows 7 SP1 installed and I am trying to install drivers from Gigabyte and Nvidia.

I made sure I have a W7 64 bits, went to properties and checked system settings and it says its 64 bits.

Then I donwloaded the correct drivers from other PC (a linux), put them in a USB drive and tried to run them on the W7.

For example this one from Nvidia:

  • Versione: 388.59 WHQL
  • Fecha de publicación: 2017.12.7
  • Sistema operativo: Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit
  • Idioma: Español (España)
  • Tamaño: 398.64 MB

And also the correct 64 bits driver from Gigabyte motherboard, which are like different drivers for LAN, Sound, Chipset etc

Then, all of them, when I try to run them on W7 it appears a message like this:

"This verison of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you're running. Check your computer's system information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) verion of the program.

This is the obvious message when you try to install a 64 bits driver on a 32 bits OS but its not the case, I tried to run the drivers in compatible mode or tried also the automatic compatibility fix which has W7 but didnt work, is not possible anymore to install those drivers?

  • "it says its 64 bits." - we'll need an exact message, please edit your question and include it. – gronostaj Dec 8 '17 at 12:54
  • What do you mean with exact message? a screenshoot? I meant I went to My PC -> properties, System Type: Operating System 64 bits – lapinkoira Dec 8 '17 at 12:56
  • Something like this howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/… – lapinkoira Dec 8 '17 at 12:56
  • Just include the exact text that you see in Properties window, like you did with the error message. "System type: ...". Even if it's in Spanish. – gronostaj Dec 8 '17 at 13:18
  • Why did you download the drivers on another PC? And are you sure you downloaded x86_64 drivers, and not drivers based on that PC's OS? – user3169 Dec 9 '17 at 6:40

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