About this download

This program will upgrade NVIDIA Graphics drivers to Ver. for Windows XP and resolve the following symptom:
1. Fails to switch the display output via hotkey.

Available Downloads:
Graphics Driver Upgrade Program Version
File name: EP0000173097.exe
File size: 53.2 MB (55,836,760 bytes)

File Info

File Name

  • To install Graphics Driver Upgrade Program Version

File Version


File Size

  • 53.2MB

Release Date

  • 2009-01-28

System Requirements

  • Windows XP


IMPORTANT: Before proceeding with the upgrade, disconnect all external hardware devices, including PC Cards etc.
Note: Before proceeding, ensure that the VAIO computer is operated using the supplied AC adapter.
Note: Save all data/files and close all running programs.



Before updating this graphics driver, please follow the steps below:

1. Download EP0000173097.exe.
2. Set the graphics performance switch to SPEED mode

3. Please restart the system.
4. Remove NVIDIA Drivers
   4a. Click Start -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Select NVIDIA Drivers -> Click Change/Remove
5. Click on Next/OK/Go to finish the uninstallation
   Note: Please uninstall/remove all other NVIDIA modules before proceeding to the next step
6. Please restart the system
7. Execute EP0000173097.exe
8. Click Next to finish the installation.
9. Please restart the system

To check if the graphics driver was successfully updated
1. Open Device Manager
   1a. Click Start -> Right-click My Computer -> Select Manage -> Double-click Device Manager
2. Double-click Display Adapters -> Double-click NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS
3. Select the  Driver tab.
4. Check for the following information:

Driver Provider: NVIDIA
Driver Date: 11/26/2008
Driver Version:
Digital Signature: Microsoft Windows Hardware Compatibility Publisher