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Windows 7: Window Aero problem

13 Oct 2010   #11
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Unless you can find one used or shop around, the 8400 GS I linked too earlier is about it.

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13 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

ok i also have another question on my other computer which would be a hp a820w? not sure about the model number but i found out that there is no sound driver is installed and i did run windows update no luck i also went the manufacter's site also no luck plz help me with this other problem.
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13 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I have been there and done this all before. About the lowest GPU you can get by with for Aero is the Nvidia FX6200 256m which uses standard PCI, I have one sitting in front of me right now. It only requires a 250watt PSU and cost me 30 bucks brand new from eBay. I tried it on one of my old P4 compaq and it ran Aero with no problems.

The problem is that they are hard to find and you would be just as well off with the 8400GS which are much easier to find. The only problem is that the 8400 requires a power supply of about 300 watts min.
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14 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

yeah about that my card has directx 11 on it already and it still wont run without the WDDM 1.0 or higher thing isint there a way to get that into a driver?
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14 Oct 2010   #15
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zekramcross View Post
yeah about that my card has directx 11
No it doesn't, Windows has DirectX 11. That Intel graphics at best supports DirectX 9 and only in software, there is no hardware (vertex and pixel shaders) in it at all. That is the main reason it is unsupported in Windows 7.

As far as DirectX 11 goes, #6 here,

Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

should help explain it.
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14 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

ok but that doesnt explain the WDDM 1.0 thing anyways on to another subject everytime i boot windows my taskbar dissapear and only the start orb is there ive tried temporary fixes but im getting aggravated at this problem and plus to add to that there is a password in the BIOS so yea.. help me
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14 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

WDDM described Windows Display Driver Model - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

As for the bios password I would assume you didn't buy that system new and someone password locked the bios. Without the password you can't make any changes. So you need to find out if you can get the password. or (and I'm not sure about this) But a possible bios update my delete the password. Providing a newer version is avalible.

PooMan UK should have solved your bios problem.
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14 Oct 2010   #18
PooMan UK

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Here is the Dimension 3000 main board layout, on the top right you will see where the clear password jumper is (J9H1). Once cleared you should be able to get into the bios.

dimension 3000 link

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14 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit

ok how about my taskbar everytime i boot into windows it dissapears and an error message appears what do i do
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