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Windows 7: Trying to Disable Hardware Acceleration on my Gateway

01 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7
Trying to Disable Hardware Acceleration on my Gateway

I am still trying to disable hardware acceleration fully on my Gateway NV52 with the ATi Radeon card. It seems to escape me on Windows 7 but I have only found directions on Vista so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks Again for the Space.

Gateway NV52 ATI Radeon

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7

UPDATE I have played around with getting all the way up to:

1 Click Start / Control Panel /
Appearance and Personalization.
2 Under Personalization, click
Adjust screen resolution.
3 On the Display Settings dialog, click the
Advanced Settings... button.


4 On the monitor properties dialog, click the Troubleshoot tab.
5 Click the Change settings button.

That Change Settings button is shadowed out so I cannot click it, obviously because Windows knows more then me I guess.


The link I used....

How to turn off Windows global hardware acceleration
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #3

7 x64 Ultimate

Consider downloading the ATI Catalyst Control Center and using that to tune your display adapter.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

01 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Out of interest, why are you wanting to disable hardware acceleration?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Out of interest, why are you wanting to disable hardware acceleration?
Because Video Playback is so choppy even with a brand new NV52 Computer with 25MBPS hard wire connection and it just lags. My 5 year old XP just streams video MUCH faster with hardware acceleration disabled. It's a disgrace.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

Since you are having some much problems with the machine. I suggest just format that thing and install Windows 7 fresh, none of the extra crap OEMs install. Or take the machine back to Gateway.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Jan 2010   #7


Hey there, I did a little research for you... have you tried what is listed here?
DirectDraw or Direct3D option is unavailable
I hope this helps you out. Saves a little time as compared to reformatting.
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