If someone could help me solve this issue I would appreciate it. I have a SONY VGN AR-870 laptop with an NVIDIA 8600m GT video card. When I bought it several years ago it came with Windows Vista installed. I upgraded the operating system to Windows 7 32bit and was unable to download updated drivers for the video card. NVIDIA claimed that I must get the driver from SONY and SONY only made one for Vista. But as far as I knew everything was functioning adequately with the Vista driver.
But I now installed the 64bit Windows 7. And I am unable to install any driver for the video card since the new install wiped out the old driver. In the device manager, the only Display Adapter listed is Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. If I go to NVIDIA to download a driver, when I run the .exe program it tells me that it cannot detect the hardware. If I go to SONY to install the Vista driver, during the installation I get a message that the driver is for a 32bit system and it halts the installation.
I understand that the ideal driver doesn't exist. But I need to find a way to install some driver, whether it is the NVIDIA Windows 64bit driver that is not custom tailored to my laptop, the SONY Vista driver, or some generic driver. Most importantly I need the card so that it will recognize my 1920 x 1080 monitor.