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Windows 7: Cannot get rid of Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

13 Nov 2009   #1
FalanaBR

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Cannot get rid of Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

Hi, I just installed Windows 7 Professional 64x. Previously, I had 32-bit Vista Ultimate.

I have a Dell Precision M90, with 4 gigs of ram, a 2.00 GHz core duo processor, and a Nvidia Quadro FX 2500M video card.

In the device manager, my display adapter shows as Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. I'm decent with computers, so I've upgraded video card drivers before. However, for some reason it is not allowing me to upgrade this driver. I have tried with both a 2500M driver as well as a 7900GTX driver (which worked for me in Vista).

I have also tried uninstalling the driver first, but it won't let me install another one before restarting and when I restart it just reinstalls the Standard VGA Graphics adapter. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


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13 Nov 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome to the Forums! I couldn't believe how much easier it is to read a post that is capitalized and punctuated correctly!
Have you tried installing the drivers in Safe Mode?
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13 Nov 2009   #3
FalanaBR

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply.

I have tried to do all of this in safe mode. I uninstalled the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter, but whenever I try to run the NVIDIA driver setup .exe it tells me that it cannot locate any drivers compatible with my current hardware. So I restarted my computer again in safe mode and let it install the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. I then tried to upgrade the driver (using the 'have disk' option), but it again says that the driver is not compatible. Any ideas?
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13 Nov 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you download the latest drivers from the manufacturer's site?
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13 Nov 2009   #5
FalanaBR

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have used both 191.07 and 186.81 from the NVIDIA website. They're both for Win7 x64, but the first was for Geforce 7 series, and the second is for Quadro FX (notebooks). Neither worked
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13 Nov 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Funny. Now why do you want to upgrade the driver?
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13 Nov 2009   #7
FalanaBR

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I can't get any resolution higher than 1280 x 1024 with this standard driver
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13 Nov 2009   #8
FalanaBR

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

This problem still persists. I have no idea if I'm just not installing it properly (same exact way I installed them on Vista). The only difference is that my driver was already an NVIDIA driver when I was upgrading before, and now this Standard VGA one is there and I can't seem to get rid of it....
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13 Nov 2009   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I am sorry, I do not know what to tell you.
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16 Nov 2009   #10
aviramtal

Windows 7
 
 

Hey!
I've got the same problem. Nearly the same story, I had Vista 32bit, everything was great, today I installed this Windows 7 and it seems that the system can't recognize my video card (Radeon 3650). The device manager shows me "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" under the "Display Adapter", although I've got my radeon connected...
I understand that people had problems installing drivers with Windows 7, but yet thier system still recognized their video cards...this case is different. Maybe it has something to do with the motherboard?
Any help will be welcomed, thank you
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