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Windows 7: Windows 7 Video Memory Problem

13 Oct 2011   #1
ashank

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Windows 7 Video Memory Problem

My friend recently upgraded from Windows XP Pro SP3 to Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.
The video memory in windows xp was 32 mb. But after upgrading the system shows video memory as 0. His pc does not has a graphics card.Is there any way to bring the 32 mb video memory back because none of the games he used to play early are now working
And in the bios it still says 32 mb selected.
Maybe he needs the driver but without and graphic card which drivers does he need?


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13 Oct 2011   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You need to tell us the full specifications of your friend's computer for us to give you meaningful advice, but from what little you've told us so far, the computer just isn't good enough to run Windows 7.

Please post his system specs.

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13 Oct 2011   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

The 32 MB of video memory was most likely a LIE. A lot of Integrated Graphics Cards do this. They use RAM and don't have their own dedicated VRAM. I have such on card that lied about its memory capabilities. For my laptop it has an ATI Radeon x1400, it said it had 256 MB of HyperMemory*. In reality it only had 128 MB the rest was system RAM. In Windows XP the drivers were capable of fooling the computer and consumer.

* ATI/Dell never defined what HyperMemory was about when purchasing the computer.
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13 Oct 2011   #4
ashank

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

System info does not run.
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His system spec are
1.00 GB Ram
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00 GHz
80 GB Hard Disk


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13 Oct 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ashank View Post
System info does not run.
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His system spec are
1.00 GB Ram
AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00 GHz
80 GB Hard Disk
The message is telling you that you need to download and install .NET Framework 4 to view System Information.
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13 Oct 2011   #6
ashank

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I have filled up my friends system specs.
Do i need to post them here?
Sorry I am new here.
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13 Oct 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Old AMD socket A system. All things considering your friend would be better off staying with XP on that computer than trying to get Windows 7 to work, and hold off on Windows 7 until such a time as he gets a new computer. Big reason being that there will be zero drivers for anything in it, and will have to use either whatever Windows installs as default or use XP drivers (if they will install).
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13 Oct 2011   #8
ashank

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

How can he get XP drivers?
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13 Oct 2011   #9
ashank

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

I have an idea.
Can install XP and copy the driver present there and replace it with the one present in windows 7?
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13 Oct 2011   #10
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Assuming that it is integrated video, either from the motherboard or computer manufacturer's site, or depending on which GPU was used on it the GPU manufacturer's site.

Just in case, regardless of where you get the drivers for it, things like Aero will not work on it.
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