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Windows 7: Games won't launch on my new Windows 7 32-bit partition on an iMac.

08 Mar 2012   #21
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

What you stumbled upon is probably the manual update feature inside the Device Manager you tried to run. Windows reported that you have the latest driver version, and that is true, but those drivers are generic and cannot actually control your hardware, hence the low score on the WEI. To fix this, like we already mentioned, just figure out which GPU you have and download the appropriate drivers from the hardware manufacturer. Once you install them you can rerun the WEI test and you'll see a vast improvement


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08 Mar 2012   #22
chris1neji

Windows 8 64 bit PRO
 
 

Yep your correct once we can get a confirmation on the graphics your mac is running we will download the REAL graphics driver. Currently your using generic graphics drivers which is why it shows your graphics as VGA. This is my hypothesis anyways. As soon as you can let us know which model or graphics your I-mac came with i can direct you to the appropriate drivers. If i randomly give you to try out you could come up with all sorts of weird problems later on or nothing may happen at all.
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08 Mar 2012   #23
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Haha, thank you so much for baring with me guys. I apologize if I'm frustrating you, it's just difficult to figure things out on this computer when I have two different Operating Systems.

I'll commence on figuring out my REAL Graphics Card now.
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08 Mar 2012   #24
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Ahha!

Graphics Card - ATI Radeon HD 5750

I'm trying to find some drivers for it now.
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08 Mar 2012   #25
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Great! Post back if you're successful in installing them and if the games are running properly.
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08 Mar 2012   #26
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Okay, I've downloaded several ATI Radeon HD 5700 series drivers and driver packs for my Windows 7 32-bit, but no luck. Sorry to seem as though I'm completely helpless, but could someone who knows exactly what driver I should get for a ATI Radeon HD 5750 just send me a link so I can be sure I've downloaded the appropriate driver and if I haven't I'll try downloading it.

P.S. I've updated my WEI score and the base score is still 1.0... if that helps.
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08 Mar 2012   #27
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I'll look it up for you and edit this post with the link...

EDIT:

Here's the page you need:

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownloa...w_vista32.aspx

Download the Catalyst Software Suite and install. Optionally, you can also download the Application Profiles, also available on the same page.
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08 Mar 2012   #28
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yeah, that was the first one I tried. I tried again but still no luck. Are there are any other things I could do to get games to launch on my computer?
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08 Mar 2012   #29
Gornot

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Okay, so now I am thinking that perhaps Bootcamp is to blame here. You did use Bootcamp to install Windows 7, right?

If you have a 2007+ iMac try this and see if it works: Apple Boot Camp XP Software Graphics Drivers
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08 Mar 2012   #30
Rear Windows

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Yes, I'm using Bootcamp, it does seem as though that could be to blame. I can not thank you enough for your continual support.
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