windows 2000 and my nvidia geforce 8500

Nvidia / 8500gt
January 17, 2011 at 18:06:48
Specs: Windows 2000, 2gb
i wanted to install my nvidia geforce 8500 video driver in windows 2000 but there are no compatible drivers for it.

i tryed searching for nvidia forceware but there is nothing compatible.

please help?

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January 17, 2011 at 18:33:41
Creating a driver for a modern video card is a major undertaking which only the manufacturer will do. If Nvidia doesn't list a driver it is highly likely that none exists. Windows 2000 currently has very small user base and writing a driver for it is not worth the effort. You could try an XP driver but I doubt it would work.

If you must use Windows 2000 you will need to obtain a compatible video card.

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January 18, 2011 at 09:36:40
XP & 2000 are very similar "under the hood" so the XP driver may work. But why don't you just ugrade to WinXP? You have more than enough RAM.

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February 1, 2011 at 21:46:02
The installer package may fail but extracting the driver files and "updating driver" through Device Manager > Display will probably work. After all, XP is NT 5.1 and 2000 is NT 5.0.

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