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Hi, hope someone can let me know what to do here...
So, I just bought a new laptop for school and need it for architecture/modeling. I ended up with a vaio with an nvidia geforce go 7400 video card and (of course) loaded with vista home premium. The most important program for me right now is Rhino (but I also would like maya and 3dsmax). So my question,

I'm not too savvy, but I know that there are opengl issues and whatnot, but I don't really have any option since my comp has vista and I don't really want to tinker as far as reformatting and just installing xp (seems extreme to me). Do I just wait for drivers and hope that rhino will work? Nvidia's site has "7 series drivers", and "7600/7800 drivers" but they don't seem to work when I download them. Anyone know if they will be making one for me? I still have a coupe of days to return my computer, but I think that this is really a software, not a hardware, problem.

Any advice?

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That would seem the easy answer, right? Nvidia only answers questions for people who buy and register directly from them, and otherwise sent me to sony's page for drivers, where I can download original drivers as installed (not too helpful).
Just wanted to know if anyone else ran into this problem.

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Hi, hope someone can let me know what to do here...
So, I just bought a new laptop for school and need it for architecture/modeling. I ended up with a vaio with an nvidia geforce go 7400 video card and (of course) loaded with vista home premium. The most important program for me right now is Rhino (but I also would like maya and 3dsmax). So my question,

I'm not too savvy, but I know that there are opengl issues and whatnot, but I don't really have any option since my comp has vista and I don't really want to tinker as far as reformatting and just installing xp (seems extreme to me). Do I just wait for drivers and hope that rhino will work? Nvidia's site has "7 series drivers", and "7600/7800 drivers" but they don't seem to work when I download them. Anyone know if they will be making one for me? I still have a coupe of days to return my computer, but I think that this is really a software, not a hardware, problem.

Any advice?

If you go to there site (NVIDIA), they will tell you which bugs are affecting the 7 series. Make sure to UN-INSTALL the old driver first, BEFORE installing the update. Also, I read that the chip that NVIDIA had in some of the Laptops was faulty, I remember Dell was one of them (laptops) cannot remember the other. I would stay away from Vista until they iron out their own bugs first, XP Pro SP3 should work fine. Maybe try an ASUS EN9800GT HB/HTDI.

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I just installed Rhino 4.0 on my laptop with Vista and a nVidia video card. Initially the partitioned screen was looking all messed up, although if I maximized one of the views that would work fine. Well, it just happens I changed one setting and everything seems to work now. This is what I changed:
File menu >> Properties >> Rhino options >> Appearance >> OpenGL

I just unchecked the box called "Use accelerated hardware modes".

Give this a try and good luck!
TD

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File menu >> Properties >> Rhino options >> Appearance >> OpenGL

what screen were you in when you did this?

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File menu >> Properties >> Rhino options >> Appearance >> OpenGL

what screen were you in when you did this?

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Just go to the "File" menu on top of your Rhino window, then chosse "Properties", and so on, following the sequence I described, until you get to "Open GL". Once there you uncheck the checkbox I mentioned.

TD

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that won't help me, since I do not have a Rhino window, besides that I'm running XP Pro not Vista.

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