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Windows 7: Game not recognizing graphics card, HELP!!!

03 Jan 2012   #1
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 
Game not recognizing graphics card, HELP!!!

Hi, i have installed Microsoft Midtown Madness on my windows 7 PC but it does not recognize my graphics card. This game worked on windows XP but i Upgraded To Windows 7 and now it wont so the graphics are running on software not hardware. i have the same hardware as before and it all is compatible with windows 7. my graphics card shows up in other games but no this one. HELP!


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03 Jan 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dominic Warden View Post
Hi, i have installed Microsoft Midtown Madness on my windows 7 PC but it does not recognize my graphics card. This game worked on windows XP but i Upgraded To Windows 7 and now it wont so the graphics are running on software not hardware. i have the same hardware as before and it all is compatible with windows 7. my graphics card shows up in other games but no this one. HELP!

Doesnt "recognize"?

Under your wei (windows experience index) does it state the correct model?

Does the graphics "work" elsewhere"

DOes the game "require" a specific level of support for things like directX?
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03 Jan 2012   #3
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

WEI states the correct model and i have directX 11 installed.
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03 Jan 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dominic Warden View Post
WEI states the correct model and i have directX 11 installed.
Is the game a legacy game (read older)?
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03 Jan 2012   #5
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

No. the game is Microsoft Midtown Madness by the way.
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03 Jan 2012   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dominic Warden View Post
No. the game is Microsoft Midtown Madness by the way.
Um it is from 2002. I kind of think that is an older (legacy) game. Might not run on 64 bit. What are you running?
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04 Jan 2012   #7
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

i have windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
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04 Jan 2012   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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04 Jan 2012   #9
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I know. The update is from 2002 and is the last time the code was changed. May even be 16 bit
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04 Jan 2012   #10
Dominic Warden

Windows 8 Pro x64
 
 

it is a 16 bit game, i have read the mm archive but still nothing. is there a way to use the windows xp display drivers in windows 7? the game was working correctly when i had windows xp.
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