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Windows 7: Outdated Graphics Driver

26 Nov 2011   #1
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Outdated Graphics Driver

Hi Guys, I am trying to play Minecraft but my Graphic Driver is outdated, so I downloaded a Driver Update software, and it found a bunch of drivers for me, it is a free version so a popup asked to purchase.

I googled the Graphics Driver but couldn't find it.

Any help or suggestions please?



More are outdated but I only need the Graphics One.


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26 Nov 2011   #2
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

try doing a windows update - sometimes there are drivers in the 'optional' section.
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26 Nov 2011   #3
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
try doing a windows update - sometimes there are drivers in the 'optional' section.
36 Optional Updates: 34 Language Packs, Microsoft Silverlight and Definition Update for MSE.
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26 Nov 2011   #4
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

ok - good thing i used the word 'sometimes'

amd/ati no longer support your card, and hence don't make drivers for it any more.

this page suggests you try with a vista driver instead, but i really don't know if it will be newer than the one you have.

don't bother with the full software suite download, just the wdm driver. if it won't install, try it in vista compatibility mode (right-click on driver >> properties >> compatibility >> tick the first box and choose one of the vista options).

i'm not an expert on these old cards, so as i've said i don't know if it will be any newer than the driver you currently have.

please also fill out your system specs which may help others offer better advice.
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26 Nov 2011   #5
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 





Here are my Specs.
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26 Nov 2011   #6
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Installed the Driver, Minecraft still doesn't work
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26 Nov 2011   #7
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

it's a long shot, but have you tried starting minecraft in vista compatibility mode?

i really don't know if it'll work - worth a try...
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26 Nov 2011   #8
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it's a long shot, but have you tried starting minecraft in vista compatibility mode?

i really don't know if it'll work - worth a try...
Didn't work, it was pre-installed with Vista anyway, think I should purchase Vista, wipe the hard drive with the Clean all command and install Vista?
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26 Nov 2011   #9
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

seems a bit drastic and expensive - are you sure you can still buy vista?

or you could always try setting up a dual-boot system so you can keep your 7 for most things, and just use vista for minecraft.
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26 Nov 2011   #10
Faceofjoe421

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
seems a bit drastic and expensive - are you sure you can still buy vista?

or you could always try setting up a dual-boot system so you can keep your 7 for most things, and just use vista for minecraft.
I can ask my Brother for one, I will dual boot yes.
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