Vista install / graphics card problem

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  1. BBK's Avatar

    BBK said:

    Stupid Vista install / graphics card problem

    Hi all. Let me again preface this with saying when it comes to operating systems I am a totally dumbfuck, so please assume the lowest level of ability when answering this

    OK, I installed a fresh copy of Vista on the kids PC last night, overwriting an install of XP. Installed fine, except I am now stuck at looking at VGA graphics on an 8bit card and cant see how the hell to change it. Its all "standard VGA monitor" and no other options to select. Clearly this is totally unusable, and before I reinstall XP, I was wondering if any of you savvy people could point me in the right direction of how to fix this.

    Cheers
     
  2. DJAd's Avatar

    DJAd said:

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    Did you install VISTA drivers for your graphics card?
     
  3. BBK's Avatar

    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJAd View Post
    Did you install VISTA drivers for your graphics card?
    Nope I have no idea what the gfx card is (my girlfriend bought the PC with her ex), stupidly I assumed Vista would be able to find it :S

    Any idea how i go about finding the right drivers?
     
  4. prezzy's Avatar

    prezzy said:

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    Have you done the vista updates? That usually picks my cards up and automatically installs the drivers - if not whip the case open and have a look at what card is in it and download them manually.

     
  5. BBK's Avatar

    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    Have you done the vista updates? That usually picks my cards up and automatically installs the drivers - if not whip the case open and have a look at what card is in it and download them manually.
    The version I have includes all the updates upto the end of last month. Looks like I need to open the box then
     
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    prezzy said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBK View Post
    The version I have includes all the updates upto the end of last month. Looks like I need to open the box then
    It may have all the vista updates but when it goes online it should search for any missing drivers via the vista online update, I think that is what it does anyway I installed one the other day that was supposed to be up to date but it still had to download drivers for my graphics card.

     
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    BBK said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by prezzy View Post
    It may have all the vista updates but when it goes online it should search for any missing drivers via the vista online update, I think that is what it does anyway I installed one the other day that was supposed to be up to date but it still had to download drivers for my graphics card.
    *cough* does that assume it authenticates Prezzy *cough* ?