When i installed winodws 7 it came with the stranded VGA video driver. This means my overall rating for my preference is 1.. meaning i can't use all the nice visual things like aero. This also means i wouldn't be able to play games like company of heroes. The drivers i need is . But there is no ones for windows 7, and the vista ones do not work. Any ideas? Thanks alot
Windows 7 Drivers(19 posts)
hi, sorry the link didnt work before. Im meant to have http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=3562231 (hope this is what you need.. not very good with things) And im running 64bit. Windows 7 installed some horrible "standard VGA Graphics adapter". My base score thing was 3.9 or somthing when i had vista.
Thanks alot. Troy
Do you have an onboard graphic chip or a graphics card? It would help if I knew exactly what I am looking for. Go to Control Panel-> Hardware and Sound -> Device Manager ->Display Adapters and tell me what is written please. Matt
i just tryed launching company of heroes after re-installing it after getting windows 7, and it said i do not meet the recommended requirements. On vista i could run it on medium settings.. this is just reinforcing for me that something has changed, and im not just being dumb.
sorry for the blabber
ok, thank you. When i do get the right driver for my computer, will this push up my overall rating? Do you have any idea what it would be when i do get it, and do you know why having the one windows 7 gives you pushes it down so much
troyay, the rating is ranked differently in Window 7 scoring up to 7 or 7,9, whereas Vista only scored up to 5,9. But these are just figures produced by Microsoft and don´t really mean that much. Win 7 is a newer OS so older hardware won´t score as high as it did in an older OS (Vista). Even if your score is lower it shouldn´t make a difference to how your game (COH) reacts because your hardware is still the same as it was before, so it´s all down to the driver!! Matt
troyay, I couldn´t really tell you if aero will work or not, as I don´t know the exact graphic chip you have!! If you had Vista installed before W7 and you could use aero then you should be able to use it now. Do as LH said and see if you can enable it. Matt
to answer your question troy (since im a pc gamer as well) i have not tried windows 7, but when you get drivers specific for your video card or adapter or whatever you are using, it usually fixes bugs/improves performance.
-matt, i didnt know there was aero on vista. (unless that's all the colour schemes on that, and transparency etc.) When im in the colour schemes section it dose not appear, there is a link at the bottom of the customization section saying "troubleschoot problems with trasparency and other aero effects. This just ends up saying my graphics card is rubbish. Any other suggestions are welcome.
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