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Hello all, I dual boot windows 7 and 11 and I recently upgraded to a rtx 3080 from a 3070. The 3070 worked perfectly on 7 and 11 and had 0 issues installing, the 3080 however won't even try to install the drivers. Here is what I have tried; installing geforce experience and installing the drivers from there; results in the message that my version of windows is not supported. Installing the drivers (both new and old versions of them) from the nvidia and evga website; gives me the errors my version of windows is not compatible and that no supported hardware was found. Manually installing the drivers from device manager; says my version of windows is not supported. I have made sure that I downloaded the windows 7 64 bit version of the drivers, however the result is the same.
 
On my install of windows 11 the card works perfectly. Any help would be appreciated to attempt and resolve this issue
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/17 18:44:49 (permalink)
    Have you tried this driver with Windows 7?
     
    https://www.nvidia.com/Download/driverResults.aspx/186160/en-us
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/17 19:17:56 (permalink)
    Yup, still no change. What I find odd is the gpu shows up as "Standard VGA graphics driver" in device manager
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/17 19:24:47 (permalink)
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    Yup, still no change. What I find odd is the gpu shows up as "Standard VGA graphics driver" in device manager

    Right click and select uninstall this device including drivers, reboot and try the driver again.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/17 19:32:22 (permalink)
    Unfortunately, if I do that it instantly reinstalls itself as soon as windows boots again
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/17 21:24:00 (permalink)
    The same driver that allows your 3070 to work should also work with your 3080 without having to reinstall the drivers. Might want to try installing display driver uninstaller to clean the driver store out. Also make sure you’re running windows service pack 2.


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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 03:34:44 (permalink)
    I checked and I am running service pack 1, and I did run ddu beforehand. I'll have to check if I can install service pack 2 or not
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 04:27:55 (permalink)
    Is this a 3080 10GB or 3080 12GB? If it is the 3080 12GB, I think that is why. The latest NVIDIA driver supporting Windows 7 is 473.04. 3080 12GB support was added in 511.17.
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think the 3080 12GB supports Windows 7.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 07:07:07 (permalink)
    Yup, its a 12gb. Hm, im not sure what I would do then. I may be able to return it and get a 10gb model, unless the 3080 ti drivers work on windows 7 and its supported
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 07:43:48 (permalink)
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    I checked and I am running service pack 1, and I did run ddu beforehand. I'll have to check if I can install service pack 2 or not

    windows 7 does not have a SP2. Did you run DDU in safe mode?
     
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    Is this a 3080 10GB or 3080 12GB? If it is the 3080 12GB, I think that is why. The latest NVIDIA driver supporting Windows 7 is 473.04. 3080 12GB support was added in 511.17.
    Someone correct me if I am wrong, but I don't think the 3080 12GB supports Windows 7.

    Should be able to edit the drivers ini/inf files to add the 12gb model. I mean it can be done with the 960 drivers on XP to add support for the 980ti/titan. Both Asus and gigabyte list driver version 466.63 as supporting the 12gb card and 7 so maybe try those drivers?
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 07:50:25 (permalink)
    That I did not do, but I can try it
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 08:52:34 (permalink)
    I'll check their sites. If that doesn't work, what should I add to the files to possibky make the 12gb card work? I know I would need to extract the exe files to get all the drivers and whatnot, but I don't know what to add or how to do it
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 08:55:41 (permalink)
    An .inf mod isn’t going to work as nvidia has made it so they can only do so now.


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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 09:31:08 (permalink)
    Ah. Well, if the other drivers don't work im not sure what I'll do
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 10:27:57 (permalink)
    Consider installing win10 maybe?
    Your key for win7 will work for win10 as long as you install the same version as on home pro or server ect…
    Just run the installation and say don’t have a key when asked. Install windows and then put the key in when done and validate last

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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 10:29:39 (permalink)
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    Ah. Well, if the other drivers don't work im not sure what I'll do

    Update to Windows 10? Unless you have some mission critical software that will not run on Windows 10....

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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 12:13:11 (permalink)
    Ditch W7 ......move to 10.

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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 12:37:47 (permalink)
    I dual boot 7 and 11. I prefer 7 because it looks and functions 100x better than it imo. Hence why I am even asking the question in the first place.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 12:56:42 (permalink)

    Both Asus and gigabyte list driver version 466.63 as supporting the 12gb card and 7 so maybe try those drivers?


    Do you have a link for them? I cannot seem to find the drivers for w7 on either of their sites.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 13:45:47 (permalink)
    RockL79

    Both Asus and gigabyte list driver version 466.63 as supporting the 12gb card and 7 so maybe try those drivers?


    Do you have a link for them? I cannot seem to find the drivers for w7 on either of their sites.

    All dGPU drivers are issued by Nvidia. All the AIB partners websites do is rehost or link to them, just like EVGA does. They do not make drivers for dGPUs. The exception to that can be some notebook makers who add their own proprietary features.
    This is the latest Windows 7 driver for the RTX 3000 series.
    473.04
    https://us.download.nvidi...international-whql.exe

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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 13:47:17 (permalink)
    Well, thats part of the problem I have. When I install those exact drivers, it doesn't install. It gives me an error saying my OS isn't supported, and no compatible hardware could be found
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 13:55:42 (permalink)
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    I dual boot 7 and 11. I prefer 7 because it looks and functions 100x better than it imo. Hence why I am even asking the question in the first place.



    Is W7 even supported anymore?
    When you have to start mucking around w Drivers and no more official support from MS anymore its time to move on....XP was pretty good as well ;)
    Why not dual boot W10 and W11......can remember when I ditched W7...a very long time ago for sure.....dont think I ran it om my Z390 system.
     
    Anyhow Good luck

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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 14:12:35 (permalink)
    Up until I upgraded my gpu, every single game and program I have used has worked on it flawlessly. not going to 10 because its ugly, slow, and bloated with ads. plus no point dual booting it when 10 and 11 are basically the same. The main reasons I still use it are because I have specific programs that completely refuse to run on 10/11 even in compatibility mode. Regardless, if I can't get it working I'll likely end up returning the card and swapping it with a 10gb model
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 14:34:02 (permalink)
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    Up until I upgraded my gpu, every single game and program I have used has worked on it flawlessly. not going to 10 because its ugly, slow, and bloated with ads. plus no point dual booting it when 10 and 11 are basically the same. The main reasons I still use it are because I have specific programs that completely refuse to run on 10/11 even in compatibility mode. Regardless, if I can't get it working I'll likely end up returning the card and swapping it with a 10gb model



    Clean install W10 = no bloatware
    W7 release date (I knew it was a very long time ago) Oct 2009.....zoiks...13 yrs ago ;)
     
    We were still sporting GTX 280's or 9800GTX's....GTX480 (which I had SLi) wasnt released until 2010....
     
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 17:08:06 (permalink)
    Don't know what version of windows 10 you have, but every pc I have built with windows 10 with a fresh install of 10 has had bloatware and preinstalled games nobody wants. Good 10-20 minutes of uninstalling it and there, its semi usable. Regardless, "upgrading" to 10 isn't a solution for me.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 17:44:52 (permalink)
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    I dual boot 7 and 11. I prefer 7 because it looks and functions 100x better than it imo. Hence why I am even asking the question in the first place.



    Look into W10E LTSC, either 1809 or 21H2.  It's still W10 but very stripped down and fully unlocked as far as tweaking.  I've been on 1809 for about 3 years or so, need to get around to updating to 21H2.  I did not want to move away from W7 either....or XP.
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/18 17:46:09 (permalink)
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    Don't know what version of windows 10 you have, but every pc I have built with windows 10 with a fresh install of 10 has had bloatware and preinstalled games nobody wants. Good 10-20 minutes of uninstalling it and there, its semi usable. Regardless, "upgrading" to 10 isn't a solution for me.



    I have the "good" version ;)
     
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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/19 02:19:08 (permalink)
    If the above driver doesn't work try using this modded .inf file I just edited...
     
    Place the file in the C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\466.63\Win8_Win7_64\International\Display.Driver folder, and overwrite the existing one.
     
    To use the modded .inf file disable driver signature enforcement, right click your card inside the device manager, select properties, select driver menu, select update driver, select browser my computer for drivers, select let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer, select have disk, select browse, select the modded .inf file and load it, confirm any security warnings, profit hopefully.
     
     
    Note: Last time I tried to do this it didn't work because I believe nvidia has changed something that prevents people from doing inf mods, but doesn't hurt to give it another shot.
     


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    Re: Unable to install rtx 3080 drivers on windows 7 2022/04/20 15:31:18 (permalink)
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    If the above driver doesn't work try using this modded .inf file I just edited...
     
     
     
    Place the file in the C:\NVIDIA\DisplayDriver\466.63\Win8_Win7_64\International\Display.Driver folder, and overwrite the existing one.
     
    To use the modded .inf file , right click your card inside the device manager, select properties, select driver menu, select update driver, select browser my computer for drivers, select let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer, select have disk, select browse, select the modded .inf file and load it, confirm any security warnings, profit hopefully.
     
     
    Note: Last time I tried to do this it didn't work because I believe nvidia has changed something that prevents people from doing inf mods, but doesn't hurt to give it another shot.
     


    Hello, sorry for my late response. Unfortunately, that mod does not work. It allows me to install the drivers, and if I go into device manager it does show it as an rtx 3080, but as soon as I reboot the pc normally it goes to the "starting windows" screen then goes black. Booting into safe mode shows it as a 3080 as well. Im assuming this is nvidia stopping people from doing the inf mods, correct?
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