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Windows 7: Google Earth

01 Nov 2009   #1
paulv44

Windows 7 RC
 
 
Google Earth

Using Win7 RC, Google Earth 5.1 runs fine.

Upon installing the released version of Win7 Professional, Google Earth will not run in the DirectX mode. As the program loads, the screen flashes and results in a BSOD.

Anyone else having this problem?

Could it be that the two versions of Win 7, cause my graphics adaptor (RadeonX600) to react differently to the program?


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01 Nov 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by paulv44 View Post
Using Win7 RC, Google Earth 5.1 runs fine.

Upon installing the released version of Win7 Professional, Google Earth will not run in the DirectX mode. As the program loads, the screen flashes and results in a BSOD.

Anyone else having this problem?

Could it be that the two versions of Win 7, cause my graphics adaptor (RadeonX600) to react differently to the program?
Have you checked the directX status, by running dxdiag? did you install the directx version for your card?

Ken
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02 Nov 2009   #3
paulv44

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Dxdiag shows no problems.

This is an older card. ATI has no Windows 7 drivers for it, so the Microsoft driver was used. The driver for Win7 Pro is a different (more recent) version than the Win7 RC driver. Perhaps the newer driver has some bugs.

Anyway, since the card is 5 years old, I ordered a new graphics card.

Hopefully that will solve the problem.

Thanks.
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05 Nov 2009   #4
paulv44

Windows 7 RC
 
 

New video card installed, problem solved!
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