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Windows 7: Windows wont open

25 Jun 2011   #11
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Along the lines of what Essenbe has mentioned, one way of finding out what windows says about your video capabilites is:

WIN + PAUSE/BREAK key combo | Performance Information and Tools (at bottom of left-hand column) | View and print detailed performance and system information (in center area underneath your Base Score) | at the bottom of the Graphics section you will see DirectX version.

WIN is the key with the Microsoft flag on top.


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25 Jun 2011   #12
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

You can also run DXDIAG.EXE

In the systems tab of the resulting display, the last item listed will be the DirectX version.

Only trouble here is that on my laptop, the first method I mentioned says DirectX 10 and DxDiag says DirectX 11.
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25 Jun 2011   #13
wildilwh09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have DX 11 but not sure if my graphicsa card is dx 10 compatable how would I find out?
Graphics Card: Intel (R) HD Graphics
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25 Jun 2011   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You might want to try this Microsoft page.
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25 Jun 2011   #15
wildilwh09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Installing now, chrome says 11mins left
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25 Jun 2011   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

SIW shows DirectX 11.
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25 Jun 2011   #17
wildilwh09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Sorry, this may sound stupid but what SIW
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25 Jun 2011   #18
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

I'm not a gamer so I really don't know. I am just using your best friend - Google.
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25 Jun 2011   #19
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildilwh09 View Post
Sorry, this may sound stupid but what SIW
Not stupid at all.

SIW (system information wizard) is a free program that is fantastic about reporting everything possible about your system.

In my signature there is a link to SIW.
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25 Jun 2011   #20
wildilwh09

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Finished the download, it didn't help, sorry, any chance we can move the entire post to the game section now? Because I know people dont like it when its in the wrong place
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