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Windows 7: Win 7 not recognizing Graphics Card or Monitor

27 Jan 2013   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 32 Bit
Win 7 not recognizing Graphics Card or Monitor

Hello new to the forum have used tips from searches before that have been very helpful thank you.

To wits end I am stumped after installing a new SSD HD today and clean install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit OS.

The problem I am having is that in device manager under Display Adapters it list Standard VGA Graphics Adapter. Also for Monitors it Lists Generic PnP Monitor.

I have downloaded and updated the latest drivers for each hardware and a I am still getting the same result.

This is frustrating since I could not image my old version of Windows 7 from a larger,slower HD to the new/faster SSD HD. Windows 7 imaging suggests that the new HD must be larger than the old HD in order to do an image restore.

I have read this is not the case however found that in no way have I been able to successfully image restore my old OS from the larger HD to the new smaller SSD HD.

In that version of the OS everything worked well. I am stumped trying nearly all of today - really more like 4 - 5 hours but am frustrated.

Any suggestions would be welcome.

Thanks in advance.

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28 Jan 2013   #2

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Hello and welcome Magua I ma a bit confused as to what you are trying to image do you mean the system as it was surely not the whole old HDD to the SSD.

Plus did you set the SSD up first as it prepares the drive properly for install.

SSD Alignment
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31 Jan 2013   #3
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

Magua: If you're not going to reply, we can't help you ...

But anyway, whatever you read that said you could migrate a larger partition to a drive too small to hold it was incorrect.

There are utilities out that that will help you "migrate" from an HDD to a smaller SSD, but they put up a screen allowing you to select the types of files that are NOT going to be migrated -- and you have to keep doing that until the resulting image size is small enough to fit on the SSD. Perhaps this is what you were thinking about.
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01 Feb 2013   #4

Desk1 8 Pro / Desk2 7 Home Prem / Laptop 8.1 Pro all 64bit

Hum Mark perhaps the machine has jacked it in altogether as it is now 5 days?
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