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Windows 7: Graphics Driver Fails When Looking Through Pictures

11 May 2009   #1

Graphics Driver Fails When Looking Through Pictures

Im using the RC. I recently put photos from my digital camera to the PC, and upon browsing them, twice I recieved a video driver stopped working and restored itself. Never had this issue one time in all the betas Ive used. Anyone got any ideas?

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11 May 2009   #2
Orbital Shark


Have you downloaded the latest Intel graphics driver or are you using the native Windows 7 driver?
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11 May 2009   #3


2 days after i installed the Release Candidate, there was a WDDM updated driver through windows update that it installed. Said it was new too.
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11 May 2009   #4
Orbital Shark


I've searched the Intel website, is your card on board?

Your best bet is to download the Vista drivers from here - Download Software, Drivers and Utilities Filters (Intel series 4)- and once downloaded, install them with compatability for Vista. Windows will state that the driver you are installing is older than the 1 already installed, but just click yes & continue the installation.

The plus side of this is you get full control over your GFX card as it should also install the Intel (R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver software.
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11 May 2009   #5


Okay did that. It did lower my score from 3.5 to 3.3 however.
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11 May 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by PotatoMan83 View Post
Okay did that. It did lower my score from 3.5 to 3.3 however.
reason why is because the vista driver is a wddm 1.0 and the driver you had (7 driver) and the update is a wddm 1.1....
7 restricts the wei score if you dont have wddm 1.1 drivers
the question is that is more reliable or solved your problem?
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