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  1.    13 Aug 2015 #1
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    ATI Radeon 2100 not compatible with W10 - what options do I have?


    Hi ,
    Windows 10 free upgrade tells me that my ATI Radeon 2100 display is not compatible and will not upgrade . What are my options (if any) if I am to upgrade . Can I upgrade my integrated graphics card ?Any help greatly appreciated
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  2.    13 Aug 2015 #2
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    Remove the Radeon card, upgrade on your integrated graphics chip. Once Windows 10 is back up, put your Radeon card back in. Windows 10 will probably install a generic driver for it. Use this procedure to get the legacy ATI driver working:
    ATI Radeon 300 driver problem - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    15 Aug 2015 #3
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    Thanks for the tip


    Hi ,
    Many thanks for your reply , I'm not entirely sure what that means but I will do some research and decide whether
    I am competent enough to carry out the work myself.
    Regards
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  4.    15 Aug 2015 #4
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    Do you have an add-on video card or only the onbaord graphics chip built into the motherboard. I might have misunderstand your first post. I answered thinking you had an add-on video card. You can try the same procedure linked in my answer, though, if you only have the graphics chip on the motherboard, just try it in your existing Windows first and see if Windows 10 will allow the upgrade.
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  5.    09 Oct 2015 #5
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    Dear littlehunty
    ...

    1.) Download the "RADEON 2100" Drivers for Windows 7 (x86 or x64) from MSI searching the K9A2GM V3 Motherboard
    2.) Install that Driver manualy from the "Packages Folder"

    The ATI/AMD Radeon Drivers, works fast and stable but you need 4Gb (2x2), PC2-6400 (800MHz) and Dualcore CPU (x2 or higher) in your Motherboard...


    Sincerely

    Parcero


    Quote Originally Posted by littlehunty View Post
    Hi ,
    Windows 10 free upgrade tells me that my ATI Radeon 2100 display is not compatible and will not upgrade . What are my options (if any) if I am to upgrade . Can I upgrade my integrated graphics card ?Any help greatly appreciated
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  6.    09 Oct 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Remove the Radeon card, upgrade on your integrated graphics chip. Once Windows 10 is back up, put your Radeon card back in. Windows 10 will probably install a generic driver for it. Use this procedure to get the legacy ATI driver working:
    ATI Radeon 300 driver problem - Windows 10 Forums
    The 2100 graphics are integrated.

    If they prevent the Windows 10 upgrade, the PC has a PCI-E X16 slot that could take a discrete graphics card. Whether adding one of those to a system from 2008 makes sense, I'll leave to the OP. (Looks like Geforce 610 cards start at around 30 GBP.)
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  7.    10 Oct 2015 #7
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    Dear bobkn...

    Please excuse me for my persistence, but it is very often the case that older hardware does not work with the new operating systems even though there is actually no problem with the older hardware...

    The hardware manufacturer rather see that you buy new hardware, as that older hardware still used ... This is the true reason why in your case (and millions of other cases) the graphics drivers can not be installed directly ...

    Not because they do not work, but for business reasons ... I support this merciless crimes NOT ...


    My ATI Radeon 2100 works very well under Windows 10... even under x32 also under x64... and there is no problema...


    Sincerely

    Parcero
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  8.    10 Oct 2015 #8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Parcero View Post
    Dear bobkn...

    Please excuse me for my persistence, but it is very often the case that older hardware does not work with the new operating systems even though there is actually no problem with the older hardware...

    The hardware manufacturer rather see that you buy new hardware, as that older hardware still used ... This is the true reason why in your case (and millions of other cases) the graphics drivers can not be installed directly ...

    Not because they do not work, but for business reasons ... I support this merciless crimes NOT ...


    My ATI Radeon 2100 works very well under Windows 10... even under x32 also under x64... and there is no problema...


    Sincerely

    Parcero
    I agree. Let me quote myself: "If they prevent the Windows 10 upgrade..."

    I have no personal experience with this, but the Win 10 upgrade check through Windows Update is finicky about drivers. Upgrading from the ISO may proceed where the WU one won't, giving the Microsoft Basic graphics drivers.

    Those generally work poorly compared to hardware-specific ones. In principle, 10 can use any WDDM drivers. (WDDM 1.0 were for Vista.) There's some chance for confusion there, as Windows 7 could use XDDM (XP) drivers. I don't know whether anyone packaged XP drivers as "Windows 7" drivers, but it would have been possible.

    If the work-around that you suggested for the 2100 works, that's great. I had to do something similar with some chipset drivers for my 2008 Compaq notebook (AMD QL60 CPU, nVidia motherboard chipset, nVidia 8200m g graphics. Only the graphics device had fully blessed drivers for Win 10.)
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  9.    12 Oct 2015 #9
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    Hello bobkn...

    In my case, there is 2x2Gb PC2-6400 Memory and an AMD Athlon x2 CPU with the >>>Radeon 2100<<< on board. I belive, that the most user, Works with Word and Excel and they don't need 3d Graphics at 100%...

    I belive, that you are right what you say and probably there is some limitation in the WDDM 1.0...

    ...but for me, it Works every day with Windows 10-Enterprise x64 and Radeon 2100... (Working with Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016 and Acrobat DC...


    Thank you very much for yor response and have a nice Day...


    Sincerely

    Parcero



    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    I agree. Let me quote myself: "If they prevent the Windows 10 upgrade..."

    I have no personal experience with this, but the Win 10 upgrade check through Windows Update is finicky about drivers. Upgrading from the ISO may proceed where the WU one won't, giving the Microsoft Basic graphics drivers.

    Those generally work poorly compared to hardware-specific ones. In principle, 10 can use any WDDM drivers. (WDDM 1.0 were for Vista.) There's some chance for confusion there, as Windows 7 could use XDDM (XP) drivers. I don't know whether anyone packaged XP drivers as "Windows 7" drivers, but it would have been possible.

    If the work-around that you suggested for the 2100 works, that's great. I had to do something similar with some chipset drivers for my 2008 Compaq notebook (AMD QL60 CPU, nVidia motherboard chipset, nVidia 8200m g graphics. Only the graphics device had fully blessed drivers for Win 10.)
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  10.    14 Oct 2015 #10
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    windows 10 Ver 1709

    I have the same ATI Radeon 2100 video, and the upgrade tells me it won't work, and in fact it will not upgrade.
    However, with the release of 10565 that can be activated with a windows 7/8 key on the same computer, I did a clean install of the ISO file (actually 10547 and then updated to 10565) and manually installed the Win8 driver from Download Drivers
    and it works fine. So with the latest release of Windows 10 (insider preview at present) with the ability to use your Win7 or 8 key to activate, you can download the iso file and run the exe file from AMD to fix the graphics.
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