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Windows 7: Graphics Adapter

28 Dec 2009   #1
johodun

windows xp home edition
 
 
Graphics Adapter

I am someone that needs to upgrade my video adapter to get windows 7 on my new 320 GB hard drive. I currently have a VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP video adapter. It says that I need to get it compat[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/JOHN/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]ible with windows Aero support. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to make this happen. I just installed a second hard drive 320 GB and my first 80 GB has windows xp installed. This is a machine that has a celeron processor 2.53 Ghz. Enpower machine built by PC Club when they were in business. I just maxed my memory out at 2 GB. It has been a good machine.


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29 Dec 2009   #2
ZeshanA

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johodun View Post
I am someone that needs to upgrade my video adapter to get windows 7 on my new 320 GB hard drive. I currently have a VIA/S3G Unichrome Pro IGP video adapter. It says that I need to get it compat[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/JOHN/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/moz-screenshot.png[/IMG]ible with windows Aero support. Can anyone tell me what I need to do to make this happen. I just installed a second hard drive 320 GB and my first 80 GB has windows xp installed. This is a machine that has a celeron processor 2.53 Ghz. Enpower machine built by PC Club when they were in business. I just maxed my memory out at 2 GB. It has been a good machine.
Hi John! Welcome to SevenForums! I'm sorry to inform you but when Windows tells you to upgrade your Video Card, it means to get one that supports Aero and then install it. Your Card doesn't support Aero. If you're looking for a new PC anyway, I would choose the option to buy a new one. If you aren't looking to buy a new PC, then there are quite a few GFX cards that support Aero and they can come cheap.

ZeshanA
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29 Dec 2009   #3
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

We have an old laptop with that adapter, and because it was a laptop we couldn't change the graphics If yours is a desktop, then ZeshanA is right: buy a graphics card to install. If you don't won't to open up the computer and do all the fiddly stuff, buy a computer with Windows 7 already on it, or install a version you already have if you don't want to out it to waste.
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29 Dec 2009   #4
johodun

windows xp home edition
 
 

Hey, thank you for the info I am getting my comp tia A+ cert within a week or two. So I will get another graphics card not a problem I will have my CCNA by this summer. Thanks again for all the help. I only paid three hundred bucks for this computer bran new. I am going to invest in a decent laptop soon.
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29 Dec 2009   #5
Dom

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Graphics cards wise, for your motherboard you will need an AGP card. Where do you live? UK or US etc.
I would recommend this one:
UK=http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/prods/Components/Graphics-ATI/ATIAGPSeries/Hightech/H467Q1GHDAP.html
US=http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131329
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