FX 5200 install in Windows 7 with XP drivers

Windows 7 32bit automatically installed some generic Microsoft drivers (Standard VGA Graphics Adapter) for the PNY NVIDIA FX 5200 256mb, but just interacting with the desktop was laggy. It also only duplicated the display. I thought about trying the Vista ForceWare drivers from NVIDIA but the XP driver was newer.

On NVIDIA driver search, Select GeForce 5 FX series > GeForce FX 5200 > Windows XP and download the latest version 175.19

Run the 175.19_geforce_winxp_32bit_english_whql.exe

It will extract to C:\NVIDIA\Win2k\175.19\English then say “Setup detected that the operating system in user is not Windows 2000 or XP”, then close.

Go to Device Manager (Run: devmgmt.msc) > Display Adapters > Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.
Right-click > update driver
Choose to browse computer for drivers and select the path to C:\NVIDIA\Win2k\175.19\English
Reboot after driver successfully updates

Device Manager now shows “NVIDIA GeForce FX5200” Driver Date 5/16/2008, dual screens work, and the display is no longer laggy. This was not a gaming machine so I cannot say anything about that.

Dell OptiPlex 745
PNY NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 256mb
Hardware ID: VEN_10DE&DEV_0322&SUBSYS_01AD196E&REV_A1

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