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Win 7 not correctly detecting graphics card.


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monkman71

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I just recently installed windows 7 on my friend's laptop (from vista) and I know he had an nVidia graphics chipset in the machine but it's reading as "standard vga graphics adapter" in the device manager.

I have no idea how to figure out what he had. He has a vga projector and he wants to hook it up but without the right drivers, windows wont detect it. It worked with vista. All we had to do was set it up like a second monitor.

I tried it with a different monitor and it was the same problem so it's not the projector. I'm pretty sure if I could just get the right drivers for his gpu, it would work but how do I do that without knowing what he has? I used the auto utility on the nVidia website and it couldn't figure out what he had either.

Any ideas? Much appreciated.
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"standard vga graphics adapter" message means there is no correct driver installed and Windows applied its own generic driver. Travel to laptop's manufacturer site and see, if they have Windows 7 driver for video chip.
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Sorry it took so long to reply but he has an 8600 and I found out by doing what you said and going to the laptop manufacturers website. I downloaded and installed the latest drivers and it worked like a charm.

Thank you for your help.
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Cool :)
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