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Windows 7: Updated to Windows 7 - Graphics Card not Detected

24 Mar 2012   #1
johnnyc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Updated to Windows 7 - Graphics Card not Detected

I recently updated from Vista to Windows 7. I installed all some of my old games (Victoria 2 and Mass Effect, to be specific) and neither works. I checked my graphics settings and according to the Device Manager I only have the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter".

I know this is wrong, I've played dozens of games on Vista and never had this problems. I've been looking around some old forums, and apparently this is quite a common problem, BUT I bought my computer 2 and 1/2 years ago and I have no recorded nor can remember what exact model my graphics card is.

I seem to be in a catch 22. I need to install a driver for my PC to recognize my graphics card, but I need to be able to know what my graphics card is in order to do that, but since my computer can't detect it in the first place, I have no idea which it is. It is all quite frustrating and I just want to be able to play my games!


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24 Mar 2012   #2
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Brand and model number?
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24 Mar 2012   #3
johnnyc

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's a customized model from Sager unfrotunately
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24 Mar 2012   #4
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

In that case, download this tool to find out what Graphics Card you have.

http://www.piriform.com/speccy
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25 Mar 2012   #5
mthstrngst

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi all.. im new here.. Me too, i cant play some of the games installed in my laptop.. Im running windows 7 ultimate 64bit.. the display adapters is only standard vga graphics.. I know that this is not the driver of my video card.. can anyone help me ? Lenovo G460 is the model of my Laptop
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25 Mar 2012   #6
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It's always polite to start your own thread rather than hijacking an older one.

However, while I'm here you can get Windows 7 drivers from Lenovo support.

Lenovo Ideapad Support & downloads - Drivers & Downloads
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