help finding a driver for windows 7 vga graphics adapter

hi there i have a pc which i believe has been updated from xp...
im having a few issues watching videos as it does not play very well.. i believe this may be a problem with the driver

ive tried udating drives which all says has been done but after a bit of reading up i believe this can be fixed if i find the driver i need manually if anyone can help...

my specs are below!!

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
AMD Sempron 3100+ 72 °C
Palermo 90nm Technology
1.00 GB Single-Channel DDR @ 164MHz (2.5-3-3-7)
Acer K8VM800MAE (Socket 754) 34 °C
Generic Non-PnP Monitor (1280x768@1Hz)
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Hard Drives
245GB Maxtor Maxtor 6L250S0 ATA Device (SATA) 40 °C
Optical Drives
Realtek AC'97 Audio for VIA (R) Audio Controller

and graphics info

Name Generic Non-PnP Monitor on Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Current Resolution 1280x768 pixels
Work Resolution 1280x728 pixels
State enabled, primary, VgaCompatible
Monitor Width 1280
Monitor Height 768
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 1 Hz
Device \\.\DISPLAY1\Monitor0
Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Memory type 2
Driver version 6.1.7600.16385
Version 1.1.0
Vendor Microsoft Corporation
Renderer GDI Generic
GLU Version Microsoft Corporation

6.1.7600.16385 IS THE DRIVER I HAVE

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Hi benitoben,

Click on start in search bar type devmgmt.msc and open it.
Now, click arrow sign just before the Display Adapters Right Click on the Standard VGA Graphic Adapter to update driver then select download driver automatically.
If there is any official update for the same driver you will get it.


Noob Whisperer
Hello and welcome to the forums.
Your windows 7 installation is defaulting to Standard VGA Graphics Adapter because it either is not recognizing the adapter you are using or does not have the correct native drivers for the device.
Your best bet is to get on Acer's website and plug in some details regarding your system and see what they have in the way of a driver the provides windows 7 support.
Failing that, you will need to determine the Manufacturer, Model Name, Model Number of the adapter and see if you can obtain a Windows 7 driver from the device manufacturer's website.
If it is a very old legacy device you may have to consider replacing it with a more current mainstream product as some of those older Via / S3 chipsets that Acer integrated onto the motherboards of older systems will be difficult to find suitable drivers for.

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