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Get up to date nvidia graphical drivers on laptop

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I've recently reinstalled my SONY VAIO laptop (VGN-SZ71E/B) with Windows 7 (with dual boot with Ubuntu 9.10, see this howto from lifehacker).
When I try to install the last nvidia drivers I get this error :

"nVidia setup program could not locate any drivers that are compatible with your current hardware. Setup will now exit."

So I tried the driver finder from nvdia download page, which one told me that the manufacturer (i.e. SONY) requires that the driver should be downloaded from their website.

So I get to the Sony support page to get their last driver... I was a bit disappointed by the experience :
They only propose the original driver which is as old as prehistory (November 2007) and 32bit while my windows 7 is 64bit.

After a google search, I've found laptopvideo2go website which provide a decently recent drivers (v190, July of 2009, while the last from nvidia is v195) and a modified INF file that allow the driver to install on your laptop.

Go there : http://www.…