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Windows 7: openGL has me stumped

26 May 2015   #1
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 
openGL has me stumped

Hello again. I am helping my sister with her Dell PC 530, one more time.
I downloaded a program called PIXLR AUTODESK for her to learn how to edit photos.
(Awesome and easy for beginners)
After downloading and starting up the program, PIXLR says the PC does not have OpenGL.
saying most modern PCs have this...and it is an easy fix. There were 2 links.
One was to Intel. So I went to Intel. I downloaded their driver checker tool and ran it.
The diagnosis was that the PC has outdated drivers.
It says it has 8.15.10.1930 and the latest version is 15.12.75.4.64.1930
Then I downloaded the zip with the new drivers. I have been reading about OpenGL.
The more I read, the more confused I am getting. Like information overload.
I am stuck here. I don't know if I have to install these drivers or not.
There are no issues with sluggishness. Just this one thing.
The history of this PC:
One year ago, it was bought from an elderly person. It had Vista.
They took it to an IT and had it cleaned up and wanted Windows 7 installed on it.
$150.00 worth of work. What happened?
There is a new sticker he placed on the PC stating that.
I would like to help her not mess her up more.
Thanks Elljay


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26 May 2015   #2
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi ... If you are using the 64 Bit OS then yes the Driver below will work ...


https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...dows-7-64-exe-
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26 May 2015   #3
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Hi ... If you are using the 64 Bit OS then yes the Driver below will work ...


https://downloadcenter.intel.com/dow...dows-7-64-exe-
Hi Maxie. Thanks.
Sorry, forgot to mention that yes, it's a 64 Bit OS.
I already downloaded the drivers. Just not sure what I am to do.
I need to read a Tutorial I think.
Nervous. Not my PC.
Driver or Drivers. I'm getting confused. Probably time to take a break.
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26 May 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You should have nothing else to do just Install the Driver ...



OpenGL* is an API (Application Programming Interface) for 3D graphics that is used by many games. OpenGL enables hardware acceleration of 3D graphics, so support is required from the graphics drivers for optimum performance. The latest graphics drivers will usually provide the best compatibility with games that use OpenGL. Graphics drivers that come with Microsoft Windows* or that are downloaded from Windows Update typically do not support OpenGL.
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26 May 2015   #5
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
You should have nothing else to do just Install the Driver ...



OpenGL* is an API (Application Programming Interface) for 3D graphics that is used by many games. OpenGL enables hardware acceleration of 3D graphics, so support is required from the graphics drivers for optimum performance. The latest graphics drivers will usually provide the best compatibility with games that use OpenGL. Graphics drivers that come with Microsoft Windows* or that are downloaded from Windows Update typically do not support OpenGL.
Thanks for the clarification Maxie.
We are not doing anything with games though.
We are trying to run a Photo editor called PIXLR AUTODESK.
Graphics are Graphics I suppose.

We are not gamers. We are croppers.
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26 May 2015   #6
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

It should work with your Photo Editor
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26 May 2015   #7
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
It should work with your Photo Editor
Thanks for the link Maxie.
This wasn't what I downloaded when I went there.
I downloaded a zip containing all the drivers.

So, I'm noticing it says Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver.
In the installed programs on her PC, there is a Icon that says this.
It also appears in the notification area.
(On one of my recent threads 'How do I kill a Trojan?'
I asked if this might be a fake because conduit is showing up in msconfig. and also one day when I went to help her, she had clicked one of those adchoice annoying things because it said her drivers need updating. So I explained what those annoying things were and to ignore them. Don't click them!
(I ran all sorts of malware removal programs on her PC and conduit is still in there.)

Anyways...should I just uninstall that 'program' that says Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver?
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27 May 2015   #8
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Requesting more help with OpenGL please.
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27 May 2015   #9
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Can you Please Post the Link to the Drivers you downloaded ? ...
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27 May 2015   #10
Elljay

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Can you Please Post the Link to the Drivers you downloaded ? ...
OK Maxie. Give me second. I'm not on my sister's PC right now. I have to go find them. There was a zip with the latest version
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