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Windows 7: I cant enable direct draw acceleration


04 Sep 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
I cant enable direct draw acceleration

Okay so all I want to do is play Sims 2 on my computer. The error message im still getting says failed to find any DirectX9.0 compatible graphics adapters in this system! please make sure you have DirectX9.0 compatible graphics adapter and have installed the latest drivers provided by the manufacturer. This application will now terminate.

Ive tried a millions things and can not seem to figure it out.
I do know that it says
DirectDraw acceleration : not available
directdraw3d acceleration: not available
AGP texture acceleration: not available

and I cannot click on them.
PLEASE HELP!

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04 Sep 2013   #2

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Hi, welcome to Windows 7 forums. Could you please fill out your system specs to enable us to help you.

Fill out your system specs
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04 Sep 2013   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

hope this helps


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05 Sep 2013   #4

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Ideally we need to know the laptop model number, did you follow the link in post two?
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05 Sep 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

yes I did. its not a laptop. where can I find that information?
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05 Sep 2013   #6

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

I didn't realise Sony made VAIO desktops. I'm a bit confused as to your graphics, your spec says it's a standard VGA adaptor but your screenshot lists an nVidia chip.
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05 Sep 2013   #7

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Honestly I could be wrong, but I know this isn't a laptop. and yes im all confused. I have no clue what to do anymore. any help would be greatly appreciated.
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05 Sep 2013   #8

W7 Pro x64 SP1 / W8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Follow the instructions linked in post #2 to the letter, that will give us your exact system specs.
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05 Sep 2013   #9

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

i have. i did it again as instructed. hopefully it worked.
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05 Sep 2013   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

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