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Windows 7: Leadtek winfast a280

02 May 2010   #1

Leadtek winfast a280

anyway I can get my old graphic card to work on windows 7? Ive tried the search and nothing is really showing up. thanks

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02 May 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

If you can find Windows Vista drivers, try to use them in compatibility mode...

Right Click Installer > Properties > Compatibility Tab > Check Box, Select Windows Vista from Drop-Down
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17 Jul 2010   #3

my fix

Hi, I had the same issue and was about to trow the card away.
The solution is simple.
  1. Download the latests drivers from Leadtek site (WinXP/2000) here, if the link doesn't work got to the site and do a drivers search for A280 and should get the link.
  2. What you got in the download is an .exe file (W2K_NVALL_41124.exe), which in reality is a zipped file, the exe just runs to unzip first then automatically launches the application to install the driver. So here is the first Trick : If you have Winzip or Winrar, you should be able to RIGHT click this exe file (W2K_NVALL_41124.exe) and unzip it somewhere you can locate it later on.
  3. Once unzipped you will end up with a set of files and a folder called "WinXP_2K", inside this folder are all drivers U need.
  4. Now go to Device Manager (start/CtrPanel/Hardware&Sound/Device Manager)
  5. Look on the top of the list (3rd of 4th) for "Display Adapters) and click on the +
  6. You should see the Windows default driver installed, right click on it and press the first option "Update Driver Software"
  7. A window pops Up , select the "Browse My Computer for Driver Software" Option
  8. Select "Browse" and locate the folder with the drivers we unziped in step 3 "WinXP_2K".
  9. Follow the prompts and ignore if Windows tells you this is not an Certified blablabla.
  10. Your Winfast Driver should kick in , and that's it.
  11. Worked perfect 4 me. hope it does 4 U
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18 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zooyorkthang View Post
anyway I can get my old graphic card to work on windows 7? Ive tried the search and nothing is really showing up. thanks
It's an old Geforce4 Ti 4200 card. I doubt that you'll find Vista or Windows 7 drivers for it.

You may be able to force the XP drivers to install, as Soco suggested. You won't get Aero Glass effects, but I believe that most people can live without them.
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