Vista Graphics
1 August 2005 in Windows | Comments disabled

In an earlier blog entry I wrote about wanting to know why I didn’t have any transparency in Vista Beta 1. I had seen all the pretty screen shots with the nice transparency around windows and when I installed Vista Beta and there was nothing. A plain boring border to your Vista windows.

If this is you then you’re probably using an nVidia graphics card. The reason for this is that you need a special LDDM drivers. Apparently you get ATI LDDM (Longhorn Display Driver Model) drivers out of the box with Vista Beta 1 but not for nVidia. So to solev this you need to install this driver:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_75.03.html

Be warned however this this is an alpha driver and from my experience so far it’s a bit slow and some people have complained of major problems. If you want decent performance just use the latest nVidia drivers and sacrifice the nicer UI. Also worthy of note is that you will lose your nView software (including the driver options on your display properties).

- JD


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