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Windows 7: Sceen Savers (Full Screen)

24 Feb 2011   #21
Tegiro

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Have you got Windows Live Essentials installed?
OK, now I've got Windows Live Essential, and installed Windows Live Photo Gallery.
It now comes up a a selection available which I've done.

However it says: "This video's computer card can't play Themes".
What is happening now?


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24 Feb 2011   #22
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do you have the latest video card drivers installed, and Aero enabled? As a suggestion, fill in your system specs, so we have a better idea of what hardware we are dealing with.
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24 Feb 2011   #23
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Did your PC come with Windows 7 pre installed or did you install it? If you installed it did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first?
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24 Feb 2011   #24
Tegiro

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Do you have the latest video card drivers installed, and Aero enabled? As a suggestion, fill in your system specs, so we have a better idea of what hardware we are dealing with.
Sorry, but I'm not sure where to get this info after entering Control Panel.
Can you guide a bit please?
Thanks.
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24 Feb 2011   #25
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I'm not sure where to guide you with this, to be honest. It is your computer, so I'd think you'd be able to fill out the specs just off the top of your head. I guess you could use a program like Speccy, but I always have trouble imagining people paying for a computer without knowing what they are paying for inside.

If you want to go into Device Manager, it would at least show you some of your hardware, including the video card under Display Adapters. Then, as the user of the computer, you'd know if you installed drivers recently for it, or if it has been a long time.
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24 Feb 2011   #26
Tegiro

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
I'm not sure where to guide you with this, to be honest. It is your computer, so I'd think you'd be able to fill out the specs just off the top of your head. I guess you could use a program like Speccy, but I always have trouble imagining people paying for a computer without knowing what they are paying for inside.

If you want to go into Device Manager, it would at least show you some of your hardware, including the video card under Display Adapters. Then, as the user of the computer, you'd know if you installed drivers recently for it, or if it has been a long time.
Ok...found it.
NVIDIA GeForce GT320 (dated 9/7/2010) Ver 8.17.12.5896
Devide working properly
Asked for an update and Windows says my driver is up to date.

BTW, I have bought many computers in my life and usually know pretty much what I'm buying, but sometimes it get to be a bit much. As I am not a "gamer" per say I don't always look at the value of a video card. I use my computer almost 100% for research purposes and gather tens of thousands of bits of info. Video cards seldom come into play.

But thanks for helping trying to sort out this nagging (for lack of a better word) little problem.

Ron
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24 Feb 2011   #27
Tegiro

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Did your PC come with Windows 7 pre installed or did you install it? If you installed it did you run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor first?
My computer came with Windows 7 pre-installed.
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25 Feb 2011   #28
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Have just checked and there is a later driver version than the one you have.
Go to:
nvidia (omega 1.6177) (q) Driver Downloads - PC Pitstop Driver Library
scrolldown to find you GT320 card and download driver version 8.17.12.6658

See if that helps!
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25 Feb 2011   #29
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Tegiro
Lets get your sytem specs in the right place. It really is important and can save hours of time in the future if you have other queries.
I always use Belarc Adivsor. It's free and very quick and easy to use.
Download and install it from here:
Belarc Advisor - Free Personal PC Audit
This will produce sheet showing all your hadware and software.
When you have that shhet open click the User CP button at the top of this Forum and click "Edit System Specs" Then you can copy and paste all the details from Belarc.
Check the result by clicking the "My System Specs" arrow head at the bottom left of each of your posts.

That only needs to be done once. You can always update the details if you add new hardware in the future.
That really will help all the helpers to help you.
Just as a tail end, where did you buy the PC from and when as it seems a bit strange that you should buy a PC with the OS installed but the hardware on the PC is not man enough to run all the aspects of the OS. If that were me I would complain bitterly to the vendor but the UK may be different to the US in this respect.
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25 Feb 2011   #30
Tegiro

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) (build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Have just checked and there is a later driver version than the one you have.
Go to:
nvidia (omega 1.6177) (q) Driver Downloads - PC Pitstop Driver Library
scrolldown to find you GT320 card and download driver version 8.17.12.6658

See if that helps!
I guess its not always good to trust Windows' jugdement!
I downloaded the new version of GT320 and installed it.
Rebooted PC but still same little problem.

As an aside, my desktop image that I use covers the whole screen. But if I select it in a group of other photos (screen savers) it does not cover the whole screen, leaving black borders on both sides
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