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Windows 7: Windows 7 messed up my graphics...

23 Aug 2009   #1
Clank

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Windows 7 messed up my graphics...

I know my GFX card is absolute rubbish, but W7 won't even let me use custom Aero themes because it claims it is so rubbish!

I've tried updating drivers but I can't seem to find out what my GFX card even is.

Could anyone help?


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23 Aug 2009   #2
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

We should know what graphics card you have!
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23 Aug 2009   #3
Clank

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

It says 'Standard VGA Adapter' under Device management :/
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23 Aug 2009   #4
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Go here and download SIW Standalone free version. Run it and see what it says.

Let it create a system report and then post that here, so someone can have a look at it.
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23 Aug 2009   #5
Clank

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Is that for 64bit?

Anyways I found a similar program here are results;

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23 Aug 2009   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clank View Post
Is that for 64bit?

Anyways I found a similar program here are results;

From the looks of it, Id say you are using the built in VGA on board adaptor which probably doens't have the power to use Aero.
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23 Aug 2009   #7
Clank

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

I was running World of Warcraft on XP, surely that is more graphic intensive than a window effect?
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23 Aug 2009   #8
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Do you by any chance know the name and model of your motherboard? If so please update it in your sytem specs.

Also, are you using a discrete graphics adaptor or an onboard solution?

Please try SIW. It will give you a lot more detail than what GPU-Z will.
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23 Aug 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You only have 64mb of video ram ... that is your problem..
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23 Aug 2009   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Clank View Post
I was running World of Warcraft on XP, surely that is more graphic intensive than a window effect?
Yes, and you were also using the card instead of the VGA adaptor in XP.

Seems to me that your working from the onboard VGA instead of the card according to GPU-Z. You need to find the drivers for your GPU. I'm not sure what model of GPU you are using is the problem. You can see that no display drivers are installed, just the VGA adaptor.
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