README.TXT Driver File Contents (PRET1600_VIDEO_DRVR_WIN_R297277.EXE)

NVIDIA Display Driver for Windows 2000/XP for Dell     version 256.00, 12/22/2009

Operating systems supported
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Professional
Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Server

Adapters supported
NVIDIA Quadro2 Pro

File list
NVINSTNT.DLL   - NVIDIA installation/uninstallation support file
NV4_DISP.DLL   - NVIDIA display driver
NVDW.INF       - Windows NT display driver information file for NVIDIA
NV4_MINI.SYS   - NVIDIA miniport driver
NVCPL.DLL      - NVIDIA display properties extension
NVCPL.HLP      - NVIDIA display properties extension help file
NVQTWK.DLL     - NVIDIA taskbar applet
NVDESK32.DLL   - NVIDIA desktop manager
NVDMCPL.DLL    - NVIDIA desktop manager hook library
README.TXT     - This file

Languages supported
Brazilian Portuguese
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

Installation instructions
1.  These drivers must be installed by a user with Windows 2000/XP Administrator
    privileges.  Please consult your system administrator or Microsoft
    Windows 2000/XP User's Manual for more information on Administrator

2.  Start Microsoft Windows 2000/XP.

3.  From the Start menu, select Settings.

4.  Select Control Panel.

5.  Select Display.

6.  Select the Settings tab.

7.  Select Advanced.

8.  Select Adapter.

9.  Select Properties.

10.  Select Driver.

11.  Select Update Driver.

12.  Select Next.

13.  Select Next.

14.  Verify that "Specify a location" has a check mark next to it.  If it does
     not, click in the box next to "Specify a location" to place a check mark
     in the box.  Select Next.

15.  Enter the path to the NVIDIA drivers in the "Copy manufacturer's files
     from:" dialog.  Select OK.

16.  Click in the box next to "Install one of the other drivers" to place a
     check mark in the box.  Select Next.

17.  Select the following driver from the list.  NVIDIA RIVA TNT2 is used an
     example; make sure to select your NVIDIA adapter from the list.

	Description             Provider        Manufacturer    Location
	-----------             --------        ------------    --------
	NVIDIA RIVA TNT2        NVIDIA          NVIDIA          a:\nvdw.inf

     Select Next.

18.  Select Finish.

19.  Select Close.

20.  Windows 2000/XP will ask if you wish to restart the computer.  Select Yes.

Uninstallation instructions

Additional usage information

Known issues

Revision history

Technical support
For information on how to contact Dell Computer Corporation's technical support,
refer to the Getting Help chapter in the Diagnostics and Troubleshooting Guide
that shipped with your system. You can also contact Dell's technical support
via the World Wide Web at

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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