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    windows 10 questions, on monitor


    I ran on to what I thought was a good deal at a flea market. MSI 740 gaming laptop with no charger. Fellow didn't know a thing about it. Said he got it at a storage sale. Batt. was dead so could not power it up. Gave him the $100 he wanted for it and ordered a charger. My thought was how neat it would be for a 80 year old man have a gaming laptop. I didn't care about the gaming part, just thought it would be neat to have a good heavy duty laptop. After getting the charger and starting it up I seen how vibrant and classy the screen looked. I seen it Had windows 7 and had no updates since 2015. That didn't bother me much because I wanted to put windows 10 on it. I installed win. 10 on it and the screen was so washed out, no contrast and hardly see the icons. I played around with it a day or so and finally got the screen so messed up I couldn't hardly read it. I did some checking on MSI web site and found that is not a computer that you can not put win. 10 on because of the drivers. So I did a "reset as new" figured I could live with win 7 but no up dates or anything on it, It won't let me install any kind of virus portection, says require service pack one. Had Internet explorer 8 on it and wouldn't let me even connect to the Net. Tried installing Win. Edge. wouldn't let me, finally got Goggle chrome on it. (and connected to net.) So now I want to put Windows 10 back on it and the question is are there any drivers that would solve the screen problems or could I get some one who knows what they are doing and set up the screen colors where they are acceptable. (like normal win. 10 laptop) I really don't care about the gaming part.
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19043.928 (x64) [21H1]
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    Hello john11139 , welcome to Ten Forums.

    New updated Windows 7 SP1 ISO downloads - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    john11139 said:
    I ran on to what I thought was a good deal at a flea market. MSI 740 gaming laptop with no charger....

    ... I installed win. 10 on it and the screen was so washed out, no contrast and hardly see the icons. .... I did some checking on MSI web site and found that is not a computer that you can not put win. 10 on because of the drivers....

    Welcome to Ten Forums john11139

    Ghot has pointed you to the sister site Seven Forums where you'll be able to get SP1 for your Win7.

    If you want to try Win10 again, then you need to know that if you have the GT740 then your graphics card is the GTS 250M.

    GRAPHICS - NVIDIA® Geforce GTS 250M
    Specification GT740 | MSI Global

    While MSI may not provide W10 drivers, Microsoft do....

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    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft...orce+GTS+250M+

    The smaller download is for 32-bit W10, the larger one for 64-bit.

    However, if it's the GX740 then it has the ATI® Radeon HD5870 Graphic Card.
    Specification GX740 | MSI Global

    Drivers available from ATI: https://www.amd.com/en/support/graph...radeon-hd-5870
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  4. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
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    Win 7
    There is a Win 7 single file with all updates. Single file with all updates - Simplix - Windows 7 Help Forums
    You need to install SP1 first - Windows 7 SP1 - KB976932

    Win 10
    I'm quite sure there are Win 10 drivers for your laptop. Follow Bree orientations. You're in good hands.
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