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Windows 7: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

15 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter

Hello. I put Windows 7 on my friends computer since he wanted me to, so I installed it. But there was one problem. His resolution is stuck at 640x480. It said he is running from a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. His computer is fairly old, but all of the hardware is pretty good except for the video card. I brought him my old 7700 GTS for him to use for the time being, but I cannot install the drivers for it, and the computer still says he is running Standard VGA Graphics Adapter.


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16 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7, Linux
 
 

first try a driver uninstaller, I don't know any generic ones but i'm sure either somebody can post that or you can google it. if that doesn't work off the bat try the following....

uninstalling in devmgmt (do not delete driver files) and then run driver install as administrator. if that doesn't work try the same thing in safe mode. If that doesn't work try clearing cmos and then installing drivers. though if you clear cmos you might have to manually set it up or do optimized configuration.
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17 May 2014   #3

North Carolina
 
 

So, I know this thread is very old, but I was searching for an answer to help my friend figure this out. I don't know if this solution will work for any of you, but anything's worth a shot when you've got nothing to lose, right?

I had him run dxdiag to see where his computer was at in terms of specs so he could possibly get into gaming. When he went to the Display tab, it said Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and provided little other information.

First and foremost, here are his specs:

CPU - AMD E-300 APU with Raedon(tm) HD Graphics (1.30 Ghz)
RAM: 4.00 GB (3.60 GB usable)
64-Bit Windows 7

He doesn't know the model of his computer, but it's a somewhat-old Toshiba laptop.

So what I had him do was download a software called CPUID CPU-Z from their website. This software shows you a LOT of information about your hardware.
CPUID - System & hardware benchmark, monitoring, reporting

He ran the software and went to the Graphics tab, and under "Display Device Selection" and "GPU", it displayed the name of a GPU as "AMD Radeon HD 6310". I'm not sure if this information was correct, but it's something, right?

Again, I'm not sure how this solution will work for you all, but it's something to try.
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