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Windows 7: Cannot disable DirectDraw/D3D Acceleration

17 May 2009   #1

Cannot disable DirectDraw/D3D Acceleration

Honored you,

first of all sorry for my bad english and sorry if I post this one to the wrong forum, but I don't really know that is this a video card or monitor or driver problem.

So I wanted to disable DirectDraw Acceleration in dxdiag. On winXP the method was:
dxdiag to the Run...
Display pane
In DirectX Features there was a button next to the DirectDraw acceleration to disable it.

Here is a picture about that:

But in win7 these Disable buttons ara not available for me:

There was another option to disable directdraw acceleration, but it is not available too.
It was:

It is now:

I tried:
- reinstall monitor driver
- reinstall video card driver
- disable Aero
But didn't help.

My monitor is: Samsung SyncMaster 225MW on DVI port (1.0 driver, this is the only one available)
Video card: GeForce 8800GT (185.85 win7 driver)
I have 32bit win7 RC(7100)

Can anybody help me to disable directdraw accelaration?

Thank you for your help!


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11 Oct 2009   #2


Hi, I have this problem also. Can't find solution either.
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06 Jun 2010   #3

win 7

Hi,same problem.
I have reading posts on forums all day and find no solution.
Is there any option beside returning on xp ???
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06 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Why are you needing to disable DirectDraw?
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06 Jun 2010   #5

win 7

To play some older games like panzer general.
DirectDraw acceleration must be disabled or the colors are mixed.
I done it on xp without problem , like that guy pio posted year ago.
It seems to be some driver problem.
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29 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit


same problem. I can't get fallout 3 to work (without crashing every 5 minutes) and someone suggested turning of "AGP Texture Acceleration" Which is also un-editable as in the first picture...

Please anyone?
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