Tip & How-To about Miscellaneous
If you have a problem upgrading to Windows 10 with an NVIDIA G6150SE NF430 graphics card on an HP Compaq running Windows 7, then here is the solution.
Windows tells you the card is incompatible with Windows 10 because NVIDIA has not updated the driver.
First, Go Here and Upgrade to 10: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
You need to upgrade it from the Web vs the Windows 10 Upgrade Icon. The web version will upgrade to Windows 10 and install a generic Microsoft Driver. During the installation use the Media Creation Tool and select Upgrade this PC now. When it warns that the video chip is incompatible you just click 'Confirm' and the installation continues. The generic Windows basic video driver works fine and I was able to change the resolution to 1280x1024 which is what I need and it looks fine. Don't worry that it takes a long time to complete. That is because it checks for updates.
Second, Download and install the latest 8.1 driver here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers/results/56378
This worked with no problems. Please note some things that require later DirectX may not work correctly, but many tasks will run fine.
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