Graphicn(card) problem?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Graphics' started by SassleFrassle, May 5, 2010.

  1. SassleFrassle

    SassleFrassle New Member

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    Hello,

    Okay, I have a big problem. I got a laptop from Ebay (Compaq Evo N800c [15" screen]). It came with Windows XP that looked like crap because he had it "rigged" to look like Vista, and I hated it. So I installed Windows 7 after finding out that the laptop can support it. The problem is that Aero won't run... I narrowed it down to the graphic/video card. I came to this assumption because after running a WEI, the graphics and gaming graphics were both a 1.0. I do not know what kind I have though. I checked the drivers on the COMPAQ site (Compaq Evo n800c Notebook PC) and none of them would install. When I tried to install the either graphic driver, it said to install a generic VGA adapter first.
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    I can't use Aero, and I think that this is the reason why the laptop is SO slow as well (graphic card not Aero).

    Here are the Specs from DxDiag...
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    and...
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    I am about ready to just put XP back on here... but I am too stubborn to just give up like that... :)

    Any help?
    Thanks!

    Sorry if this posts twice.
     
  2. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    Nothing I've come across suggests a 7500 mobile gpu will cut it on AERO, that said I'd still recommend using windows 7 in basic/classic mode over XP, there just so much else that is good about the OS than just aero.
     
  3. SassleFrassle

    SassleFrassle New Member

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    Well, it's my GF's computer, so I'm trying to do the 'nerdy' thing and fix it, lol. There is also no screensaver. It says... "The screensaver can't run because it requires a newer video card, or one that is compatible with Direct3D."

    Does that help any?
     
  4. Highwayman

    Highwayman Extraordinary Member

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    typically a freshly installed windows 7 will still require you to download DX9 setup as dx11 doesn't include all of the previous builds
     
  5. exela

    exela New Member

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    I had the same problem and still couldn't make it work. I gave up and blame it on the video-card , that is to old and it's not supporting Aero. Have windows 7 but i can't enjoy Aero.
     

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