So about a week ago me and my dad both upgraded our computers to windows 7. His being a laptop and mine being a desktop computer. My desktop computer works perfectly fine with nothing really wrong except there is an occasional freeze/delay when typing or clicking on something. Although, thats not why I'm writing (but if anyone has a solution please feel free to give me tips)
My dad has a Sony Vaio with model #: VGN-SZ483N
With a inbuilt microphone and webcam, furthermore the graphics card is a Nvidia go 7400
The problems that consist on my dads laptop after formatting to windows 7 is the following:
1. When trying to play games we get a error message saying that hardware acceleration is turned off or not supported by my video card and to update drivers.
However, I have checked the HW Accelerator and it is turned on, furthermore I went to download the latest driver from the NVIDIA website and when I run the installation it says something on the lines of there being no drivers on the computer so it cannot continue. I also went to the Sony website for the particular model number and could not find a suitable driver for my problem.
2. Now the microphone does not work and makes a buzzing noise
, after installing windows 7 we tried using skype to contact family, and they could not hear us. So I went into control panel and turned up the volume and boost etc and fiddled around with the settings but nothing helped. Also, when clicked on "listen to microphone" it makes a very irritating buzzing noise. I have researched this but the only thing I have found is to turn off the "listen to microphone" check and that should solve it... well it keeps making the noise on skype!
3. ok, the webcam also does not work!
in control panel it says it is not being detected or something on the lines of that and also in skype an error message is saying that there are problems with the webcam.
I have used google
(my best friend) for everything and have come to no solutions that have helped me particularly!
I hope someone will be capable of helping me here.
If you need anymore information please ask!