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Windows 7: How to update my video card

28 Nov 2010   #11
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

try updating the card manually, from device manager. dont let it search. use the select from a list option, then uncheck the box for only showing compatible. then find ati on the left, and look for your model number on the right.


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28 Nov 2010   #12
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Even less chance of finding anything for it as ATI dropped all support for it back in February of 2006. And no Aero will never work on it for the reason I mentioned previously in addition to it only being a DirectX 7 card,

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Best you're going to get is the default driver (probably shows as "standard VGA") that Windows installs for it.
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28 Nov 2010   #13
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
try updating the card manually, from device manager. dont let it search. use the select from a list option, then uncheck the box for only showing compatible. then find ati on the left, and look for your model number on the right.
Ok, I did this, and after I restarted, nothing changed. Well, I mainly just want to play games, like the sims, but it gives me errors. I was able to play the games in Windows XP, but not in Windows 7.
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28 Nov 2010   #14
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

does device manager recognize the card now?

the games may be a different issue. you can check their websites for updates/patches and if there are none, try installing them in compatibility mode.
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28 Nov 2010   #15
cookie66

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kword88 View Post
does device manager recognize the card now?

the games may be a different issue. you can check their websites for updates/patches and if there are none, try installing them in compatibility mode.

Well, yes, BUT it said Windows detected problems, and stopped it. So I updated it, and it went back to what it was. And yes, I tried compatibility mode. So, will my video card work with Vista? Or maybe I should go with Ubuntu 10.10 or Windows XP again.....
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28 Nov 2010   #16
kword88

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

i couldnt say for sure whether vista (or ubuntu) would work, but since the original operating system was xp, that should work with no problems.
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