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Im running XP in bootcamp and I want to update the drivers for my video card. Do I need to download it and install it twice - one download for my OS X partition and another for my Windows partition? Or does one download onto one partition work for both partitions??

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Im running XP in bootcamp and I want to update the drivers for my video card. Do I need to download it and install it twice - one download for my OS X partition and another for my Windows partition? Or does one download onto one partition work for both partitions??
The OS X driver is provided by Apple. NVIDIA does not develop OS X drivers. So, if you want to update your Windows video driver, by all means, download and install it - but Apple will take care of the OS X side through Software Updates when and if an update is necessary.

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My graphics card is an ATI Radeon X1600, not NVIDIA - does that change anything? Will Software Update still automatically download ATI drivers?

Anyway, thank you for your reply. I was looking to update the drivers for work on my Windows partition anyway.

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My graphics card is an ATI Radeon X1600, not NVIDIA - does that change anything? Will Software Update still automatically download ATI drivers?
Yep. Apple will update your Mac OS X drivers for you automatically regardless of which brand of card you have.

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Anyway, thank you for your reply. I was looking to update the drivers for work on my Windows partition anyway.
Sure thing. Just visit ATI's site instead of NVIDIA and get the latest drivers for your card there.

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