Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Dell has posted the 186.12 NVIDIA driver. Posted under the new M17x, this driver is also compatible with the M1730. I have installed it and so far it is very stable. The INF file includes support for the following M1730 GPUs:

8700M GT
8800M GTX
9800M GT
9800M GTX

If you are interested, give it a test drive. Dell has only posted the Vista 64-bit driver, not sure if 32-bit will posted. If it is, I will update this post.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

CL Dell Webcam Manager vPRC2.0 A04

Thanks to GadgetBoi over @ NBR. I must've missed this updated release. From the notes, it doesn't look like much has changed.

1. Improved the compability for Live! Cam Avatar.
2. Enhanced the wording for Dell Webcam Center''s German support.

Here is the link:

I have updated both 32-bit and 64-bit driver pages.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

FORCEWARE 185.85 / 186.03 Right Click Context Menu Delay Fix

Not really specific to the M1730 but I wanted to post this in case some of you are having problems with the desktop right click context menu after installing 185.85 or the new 186.03 Forceware Driver.

Symptom:Right Clicking on the desktop produces a delayed context menu (delay can range from 1-5 seconds).

Manual Fix:
1. Open REGEDIT via the Run Command and look for this key:


2. Once located, right click on it and DELETE it.

3. Open up Notepad and paste in the following:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Nvidia Control Panel]
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Nvidia Control Panel\Command]

4. Save the file to the Desktop as: NV_FIX.reg

5. Run CCleaner's registry sweep just to be sure everything is tidy.

6. Open up the .reg file you created and then OK the prompt to merge the entries to your Registry.

7. Reboot and enjoy a nice speedy context menu.

When you decide to install a new driver, you will need to manually delete this from your registry. Just open up Regedit and find the key you created and delete it:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\shell\Nvidia Control Panel

Friday, June 12, 2009

Updated Quickset v9.4.6

Dell posted an updated Quickset for the Inspiron 1440. I tested this with the M1730 and all is working fine. This latest version sports a different look to the Volume and Brightness pop-ups.

I have updated the links on the Driver Download pages.

If you are presently running the 9.4.2 version, just download the 9.4.6 and run the installer. You will be prompted to update Quickset, select OK. Enjoy!