So here is the deal; after weeks of "please install w10" spam i finally caved in an installed w10 on my Alienware laptop m17x. After doing so, my computer forgot about the Nvidia card installed and no matter what i tried it wouldn't detect the GPU. So i used the regret button and went back to my original w7 setup, but my problem followed me and still it cant detect my Nvidia GPU. I tried to install and reinsall the GeForce Explorer, but nothing. Any suggestions please?
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Unfortunately, according to the policy document, the M17x series will not be supported on Windows 10. Some users have successfully installed Windows 10 on these non-supported systems. But they did all the driver investigation (example = installing 7/8/8.1 drivers) to force it to work. Dell does not have the resources to do this on non-supported systems. You could also try posting this on the Notebook Review and Alienware Arena forums for this assistance.
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Now running Windows 7-64, right?
Run PSA or ePSA (Diags, outside of Windows) and see if NVidia card is detected and tested.
You can also try Safe-Mode.
Finally, you might want to try a fresh/clean install of Windows-7 and base drivers (chipset first). You can Image Backup your current install first.
Seems I have ro do a clean install to get everything back to normal. Thanks for answers, but why is there no support for w10? And is there any tip on how to loose the w10 spam?