Applicable Models

IMPORTANT: This file is only for use with the models identified. Not all models are sold in all countries.

This information is for the following models:

  • VGN-AW420D
  • VGN-AW420F
  • VGN-AW450F

About this download

Benefits and improvements

This utility installs the originally shipped version of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT video driver.

This driver also resolves the yellow exclamation point error Device Manager Exclaimation Point Error that may appear in Device Manager next to "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" which indicates that a driver is not installed for that device.

System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows® 7 64-bit

File Info

File Name

  • NVDVID-00204050-764.EXE

File Version

  • 8.15.11.8656

File Size

  • 94.81 MB

Release Date

  • 09-11-2009

Before You Start


Important Notes

  • During the installation of this file, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.
  • To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  • It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions for use as a reference during the installation process.

Download & Install


Download and Installation Instructions

  1. To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.
  2. Download the NVDVID-00204050-764.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  3. Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the NVDVID-00204050-764.EXE file to begin the installation.
  4. At the "User Account Control" window, click "Yes".
  5. At the "NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT" screen, click "Next".
  6. At the "License Agreement" dialog, read the agreement, then, if you agree, click "I Agree" to continue with the installation.
  7. At the "Finished" screen, click "Finish".
  8. At the "This system must be restarted to complete the installation" screen, click "OK" to restart the computer.

After the computer restarts, the installation of the NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT Video Driver is complete.

NOTE: The desktop theme may have changed after installing this driver. If you wish to use Windows® Aero™, enable the Windows Aero desktop theme.

How to enable the Windows Aero desktop theme.
  1. At the Windows desktop, right-click and select "Personalize".
  2. At the "Personalization" screen, under "Aero Themes", click the icon for your desired theme.
  3. After selecting your desktop theme, you may close the window.