After re-installing and downloading the drivers, I can't install some of his games which worked on the old computer. This computer should run everything fine because it's better than the other one.
For example, when I installed Age of Mythology, it just didn't run. The hour glass appeared, and nothing else. When I installed Age of Empires 3, after the reboot I received the blue screen of death saying 'critical error' and it wouldn't even boot into safe mode (kept giving that error). I did it twice so am now on my third installation. Other games stuff up the screen: it goes white and there's no choice to get around it other than switch it off at the power point.
So, third install. I'm sure I have the right drivers. I downloaded them when I upgraded the drive from the Acer site, including chipset, sound, and the intel video (my first thought was that the video was something else on the site - there's a few options: Nvidia, Intel, SiS).
I suppose my question is what am I doing wrong. My first reaction was the video. I went to the Intel site to use their driver update tool, but after waiting for about 2 hours, it did nothing. Firewall wasn't blocking it, antivirus was turned off. I also wondered if the automatic driver update tools were worth using.
Anybody have any suggestions on how to get his computer playing these games?