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Windows 7: Just upgraded to Windows 7 and forgot my Video Card So i can't update

11 Sep 2012   #1
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 
Just upgraded to Windows 7 and forgot my Video Card So i can't update

Hi there, i just recently upgraded to windows 7, i used to use vista. After installing windows 7 i am trying to play " World of Warcraft " and i need to update my drivers, but i don't know the actual drive.

It says it is a Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and i have been all over google trying to figure out what i could do to figure it out so i can download the new drivers so i can start playing my game.

Any help is greatly appriciated, i also have a question about my other laptop ( This device i am playing on is also a laptop ).

The question for the other laptop is, It was running fine a few days ago, and i had turned it off for about 2-3days. When i went to turn it back on today it wouldn't start up and it was continousouly beeping.

I put my windows 7 cd in it to "Format" and i accidently ended up installing like 6 different Windows 7 OS in the one, ( I have like 5 folders of windows.old 0001 etc )

Now the laptop sometimes starts up to desktop when the cd is in the laptop, but it wont start up when it is not inside, it just continously beeps, I looked a few things up online and read it could be my processor ( Or just dust/heating issues, but i have it on a cooling pad already )

Any help with both problems is GREATLY appriciated. Thank you in advance


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11 Sep 2012   #2
Anthony

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Go to device manager > Double Click the 'Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' > Click Details Tab > Select Hardware IDs from the properties Drop Down > right Click the Top Value > Copy > Then Paste it Here

Hardware Identification

Should look something like this: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1200&SUBSYS_56A11ACC&REV_A1

Thanks
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12 Sep 2012   #3
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
Go to device manager > Double Click the 'Standard VGA Graphics Adapter' > Click Details Tab > Select Hardware IDs from the properties Drop Down > right Click the Top Value > Copy > Then Paste it Here

Hardware Identification

Should look something like this: PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1200&SUBSYS_56A11ACC&REV_A1

Thanks
Hi thank you for taking the time to help me, i did as you said and the very top of the list it came up with : PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_06E8&SUBSYS_C04A144D&REV_A1


But there were 3 others under it.
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12 Sep 2012   #4
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Does this sound familiar: NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS? Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Thanks
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12 Sep 2012   #5
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 

i will try that thanks very much, will get back to you.
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12 Sep 2012   #6
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Oh also, i don't suppose you have any ideas on why my other laptop is making a beeping noise and wont start to desktop without a windows 7 cd in it? ( Am currently downloading the driver now, it is updating, will re-post when it is finished and let you know how it goes )
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12 Sep 2012   #7
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Ok so i installed and downloaded, and now it is showing up in device manager as that Graphics card, i am going to download my game and see if it works, thank you for the help i appriciate it.

Now if you have any solutions for my other laptops problems, i will come back here to check what you have said, thank you again.
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12 Sep 2012   #8
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Yasmin91 View Post
Oh also, i don't suppose you have any ideas on why my other laptop is making a beeping noise and wont start to desktop without a windows 7 cd in it? ( Am currently downloading the driver now, it is updating, will re-post when it is finished and let you know how it goes )
Start a new thread for the other Laptop.

Thanks
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12 Sep 2012   #9
Yasmin91

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Before this post is completed, i do have one last question.

When i installed windows 7 onto my laptop, now i have a windows.old folder ( How do i delete it )
And also when i start up the laptop, it asks me what to start : Windows 7 or Vista - I Choose windows 7, but am unsure if i have done it wrong or how or if i even can remove the Vista?
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12 Sep 2012   #10
Anthony

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

You should just be able to delete the folder, if there is any files you want from that old install you need to go through it and back them up!!

Really, Vista should have been removed before installing Windows 7 if its not needed, We have tutorials on how to do that here: Tutorial search - Windows 7 Forums

Thanks
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