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Windows 7: Can't change the screen saver?

17 Oct 2015   #1
spaniel1287

Windows 7 x64
 
 
Can't change the screen saver?

Hello all, this is my first post here so thanks for your help. I recently just bought a new HP 23 All-in-one desktop for a pretty cheap price. Not into gaming anymore so just wanted something that would save space and run pretty smooth. Figured it was worth $300 for a quad core and 500GB desktop. Anyways, I also ordered another 4gb stick to ship with it and upon arrival I put in that 4GB memory stick to up to 8GB. So here is where the problem is.

The computer came with windows 8.1 pro and I absolutely despise it. It is terrible and I may just be used to the good ol style of Windows XP and 7. (BRING BACK windows 98!!!! haha). Anyways, I formatted the hard drive and installed windows 7 on the machine. Everything went fine and it seems to be running pretty good.

I went to put on a screen saver and this message pops up: The screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one that's compatible with Direct3D.

My directX version says 11, so I am not really sure why it is saying this? Thank you again for your help!


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17 Oct 2015   #2
Bongo

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Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums

Did you download & install the video drivers from HP?

Jerry
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18 Oct 2015   #3
spaniel1287

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well I guess it is an integrated graphics. Does it still have its own driver?
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18 Oct 2015   #4
spaniel1287

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Figured it out. Had to go to AMD website and download their catalyst driver thing and then it got the driver for it. All is good now. I was a little worried because it kept saying my windows experience index was 1.0 also. After this it jumped to 4.7. So all is good now. Thanks.
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19 Oct 2015   #5
Bongo

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You're Welcome
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