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problems with vista ultimate

by Nataliya33 / February 10, 2007 5:57 AM PST

well if i was to right all the problems im having with vista id be here all night but the problem ive just started noticing is with the windows media player evrytime i try to play a mpg video the picture is very pixely and avi files the picture has a ghost and is slow it but i know that they were playing fine a couple of days ago when i had this sort of problem with xp it was due to the video drivers not being installed i have checked my video card and its installed as mobile intel(R)915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family which is right because thats what it was on xp but ive noticed that the monitor is Generic PnP Monitor and i dont know if thats right ive got a
dell insprion 1300

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by M3wThr33 / February 10, 2007 9:52 AM PST

Leave the monitor as GENERIC....that's OK. Dell may not yet have drivers for your video card for VISTA....they will be different. I use NVIDIA video and they have a specific driver for VISTA X86 and X64. Like HP and printer drivers Dell is playing catch up with VISTA...keep in contact with Dell for the updated drivers for vista.

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by Nataliya33 / February 11, 2007 4:15 AM PST
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yeah thanks i checked the intel website and its says my video card is vista ready but when i looked for drivers for vista there werent any only for xp but they have vista drivers for the newer video cards and when i looked on support they said they werent gona be video drivers for my video card for vista but that dosent make sense if it said the video card was vista ready

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Did you keep the box?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 11, 2007 5:18 AM PST
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If the box and receipt can be found you can pester the seller for a refund. There's a small army of people that have trudged back to the stores to set things right.


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build in
by Nataliya33 / February 11, 2007 5:26 AM PST
In reply to: Did you keep the box?

well the video card came with my laptop only had it a couple of months it does say vista capable on the front of the laptop

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XP drivers
by M3wThr33 / February 12, 2007 1:32 AM PST
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You can try to install the XP drivers into VISTA. Download the updated XP drivers. Create a folder for it. Open all files into the folder. Locate the "Setup or Install or EXE.file" Right click the file. Under the Compatibilty TAB check the box for XP. Also on the bottom of the same box is a SELECTION to "RUN as ADMINISTRATOR". Click ok and close the box. The DOUBLE click the file that you set as XP compatibile. Hope that will help. Sometimes you will need to install the XP drivers this way in VISTA.

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