NVIDIA GeForce 315M / GT 540M , Version for Microsoft® Windows® 7

This utility will install the originally shipped version of the NVIDIA GeForce 315M / GT 540M for the Sony VAIO® computers listed below.

*** The NVIDIA Display Driver is for the yellow bang showed as a name "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" in Device Manager window if the driver is uninstalled.



This utility is only for use with the following Sony VAIO® Computers


Do not install this utility with any other model of computer (including other Sony computers sold worldwide).


During the installation of this update, be sure that you are logged in as the Administrator or as a user with Administrative rights.


To ensure that no other program interferes with the installation, save all work and close all other programs. The Taskbar should be clear of applications before proceeding.


It is highly recommended that you print out these instructions as a reference during the installation process.

Download And Installation Instructions

Please follow the steps below to download and install the NVDVID-00242996-0042.EXE program.

  • Download the NVDVID-00242996-0042.EXE file to a temporary or download directory (please note this directory for reference).
  • Go to the directory where the file was downloaded and double-click the NVDVID-00242996-0042.EXE file to begin the installation.
  • If the "User Account Control" screen pops up click "Yes"
  • At "Select Country" please select the country you want for this installation and click "Next"
  • At the "NVIDIA GeForce 315M / GT 540M for Microsoft® Windows® 7" click "Next".
  • Read the Software License Agreement and click "I Agree".
  • At the "Finished" screen, click Finish.
  • At "This system must be restarted to complete the installation" click "OK" to restart the computer.


If either a "Severe" error or "Software Status" message box appears, please check the list ofKnown Issues and Limitations.

The installation of the NVIDIA GeForce 315M / GT 540M is completed.

File Info

File Name


File architecture

  • 64 bit

File Size

  • 151.02 Mb

Release Date

  • 51-41-2011