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Windows 7: how can i stop making my pc look like basic when its ultimate

14 Aug 2010   #11
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Already asked and answered,

https://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-c...-ultimate.html

Amirsad instead of starting new threads asking the same question, it would help if you checked back on the ones you already made. If you're not sure where they are click on the "Quick Links" drop down and select either "My Active Threads" or "Threads I Posted In" to find them.


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14 Aug 2010   #12
Amirsad

Windows 7
 
 

mycomputer is Asus P4R8L
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14 Aug 2010   #13
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

You can also use the search function at the top of the page
.In addition to stormy13's good advise, It will show you all related threads. Fabe
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14 Aug 2010   #14
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No that is the motherboard and it only came in the Asus barebone Pundit-R that I linked to previously. It has the ATI RS300 chipset in it and has the ATI 9100 integrated graphics, none of which has seen a driver update since before Vista came out.

Also as I already posted you can not get Aero to work on the integrated graphics on that motherboard as it does not support it. Aero requires at a minimum a DirectX 9 video card, and that old 9100 IGP is DirectX 8.1 only. The only way you are going to be able to get Aero to work would be to add a DirectX 9 video card to it, which according to the specs for teh motherboard is limited to PCI cards only.

About the cheapest PCI card that will run Aero is something like this,

Newegg.com - SPARKLE SFPC84GS256U2LP GeForce 8400 GS 256MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI HDCP Ready Video Card

which even at only $40.00 is sadly about all your computer is currently worth.

If Aero is that important you will have to get a video card, either that or stay with XP until such a time as you have a computer that is fully Windows 7 capable.
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14 Aug 2010   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

The manual for the Asus Pundit-R (contains the P4R8L mainboard) is available at support.asus.com as an Acrobat document (.pdf).

The ATI 9100 IGP graphics don't support Aero Glass, as others have told you.

If you desperately want that, you can add a discrete graphics card. It must be PCI (not PCI-Express). There are suitable cards based on the nVidia 8400GS chipset, for example.
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15 Aug 2010   #16
Amirsad

Windows 7
 
 

thats no it all it is is driver detective
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15 Aug 2010   #17
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Please fill in your full system specs through your User CP top of page>scroll down to edit system specs. Don't forget to include 32 or 64 bit version of Seven.
This will go a long way in helping us to find the driver your looking for. Thanks. Fabe
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15 Aug 2010   #18
Amirsad

Windows 7
 
 

my specs are
Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Intel pentium 4-2800
Motherboard = P4R8L
Chipset = ATI Radeon 9100 (RS300)+SB200C
Size 512 MG
Drivers
Interface Model
ATA-100 WDC WD1200BB-00FTA0
ATAPI Philps PBDV824DP
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15 Aug 2010   #19
Amirsad

Windows 7
 
 

in my device manager it says a sign on PCI standard PCI to PCI brigde is that why the graphics might not be aero
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15 Aug 2010   #20
Darician

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Well, if you have an ATI 9100 IGP like is indicated, then with or without that exclamation sign, you will not have Aero. You need to have a video card that supports Aero (minimal being GeForce FX 5200 or ATI Radeon 9500). I would recommend a GeForce 8400 GS like was recommended earlier. And if it's a code 12 error in that exclamation mark, you can use Error message when you attach a PCI Express expansion chassis to a computer that is running Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008: "Code 12" or "Code 31" to resolve the issue.
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