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Windows 7: How do I know...WDDM 1.1?

05 Aug 2009   #1

Windows XP; Windows 7 RC
How do I know...WDDM 1.1?

Probably a dumb question, but I don't know...

In the Microsoft Win7 minimum hardware, it lists DirectX9 & "WDDM 1.0". I know what WDDM means (Windows Display Driver Model", BUT... How do I know if my system supports it? Where do I look? Or is that determined by the graphics card you have (My graphics card is an XFX GeForce 6200 PCI 256MB).

I know I have Direct X9, but theirs no mention of WDDM in dxdiag info, or in my GPU-Z info.

Is there another place I should be looking, OR does this mean my system doesn't support it?

Thanks in advance for your help...chugbug

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05 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1

The requirements that you mention are to run Aero Glass. Windows 7 can run well enough without Aero Glass features. (Some of them I'd call eye candy.)

WDDM 1.0 means (to me) that Vista drivers exist for your product. (They do.) You might prefer WDDM 1.1 drivers (Windows 7), although they aren't required to run Aero Glass.

Your 6200 supports all that. You can get the latest drivers directly from nVidia:

GeForce/ION Driver Release 190

(Ther are also Win7 X64 drivers available.)
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06 Aug 2009   #3

Windows XP; Windows 7 RC

Thanks for the reply, and the link to the updated drivers.

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