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Microsoft C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable error.


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Sophie King

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Hello,
Today I brought a new 1GB graphics card which I am having trouble installing on Windows 7.
I have tried running in Administrator mode, nope.
I have tried going into the Administrator account and installing, no luck.
It gets stuck on installing Microsoft C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable at about 80% of the way, I have tried cleaing up my .Net framework and it still doesn't work. I tried installing the Microsoft C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable manually from Microsoft.
The graphics card requires 400 watts but I only have 300 but I don't understand why this would prevent me installing. My computer is Windows 7 64 bit, Pentium dual core.
The graphics card is:
http://www.amazon.co...28898468&sr=8-5

Edited by Sophie King, 10 February 2012 - 12:46 PM.

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Sophie King

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Figured this out myself, the drivers on the disk don't work. I downloaded the most up-to-date drivers from the ATI website, installed perfectly fine.
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:welcome: Sophie King
I am happy that you resolved the issue yourself, well done to you for that and thank you for posting the solution so that it may help others in the future.

A cautionary note;

The graphics card requires 400 watts but I only have 300 but I don't understand why this would prevent me installing.


Using an underpowered PSU can have dramatic consequences so it is vital that you do not do so, add on video cards can be very demanding power wise so they deprive other components such as the CPU, Ram and HDD which results in them being stressed which can cause them to fail, below is a video showing what happens to a PSU that is not fit for purpose and remember 400W is the Minimum the card requires so a more powerful quality PSU would be better/safer


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happyrock

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you are guaranteed to experience random crashes/hangs using a underpowered psu...
the people that build those video cards want you to use them without problems...that why they put specs out so you do not have issues if you just follow their specs...
BTW...
Hi Sophie King ... :wave: ..:welcome:
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