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    Win 10 and Nvidia

    System here is an HP Pavilion series I bought as a refurb in 2011. It has an Nvidia GeForce 610SE nForce 450 on board graphics system which, according to Windows Update, is not compatible with Win 10 although it runs 8.1 well enough.

    I had another HP system from 2007 which appears to have finally stopped working. I had been using it to test Win 10 under the Insider program and it worked reasonably well.

    I took the HDD out of this PC, opened up my newer PC, disconnected its HDD and connected the HDD from the older system. After a reasonable amount of time, it booted up using a basic video driver at 1024 x 768 resolution. Everything else seemed to work properly and there were no yellow exclamation marks in Device Manager.

    From a Microsoft support forum I learned that although Nvidia was not planning to supply a Win 10 driver for this card, a version 307.74 driver available on their web site would work fairly well on Win 10. Indeed it did in my limited experimentation with it and I could get the 1680 x 1050 resolution which was native to my monitor.

    From another source, I learned at a 309.08 version driver is also compatible.

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    From a Microsoft support forum I learned that although Nvidia was not planning to supply a Win 10 driver for this card, a version 307.74 driver available on their web site would work fairly well on Win 10. Indeed it did in my limited experimentation with it and I could get the 1680 x 1050 resolution which was native to my monitor.
    You also took the time to do some research and it worked out in your favor, good lad.
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