Windows 10: Need help figuring out graphics driver problem, won't load games Solved

  1.    18 Oct 2015 #1

    Need help figuring out graphics driver problem, won't load games


    So the other day I bought this meh desktop computer from uncle, I'm very bad at all this tech stuff by all your standards but I'll try my best on setting as much info as I can.

    I set up the computer today (windows 7), and then immediately proceeded to install windows 10 onto it. The installation went pretty smoothly, I customized it a little and completed all the tasks I could. Later, I became bored and decided I would begin playing games on this computer. My friend invited me to this old online game that we used to play when we were 11-13 because we were both bored out of our minds and decided that instead of that we could at least make fun of the silly childish aspect of it. (Toontown Rewritten), I tried to launch the game but unfortunately it didn't work. My friend, who happens to be much better at this than me, suggested that I install .NET, C++ Redistributable, and Java. Again, nothing. He asked me to find my graphics driver/card, to see if there was a problem with that. It was. I don't have any drivers installed, it seems to be. Then we looked at my graphics card and ran into a problem:

    https://i.imgur.com/v2cfY3W.png

    He said that it was a problem because it was vague-like, it's supposed to tell me which graphics card I have, so I can install the right driver but all we're getting is Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. That's the basis, but I fear that there's probably something more than "Windows isn't identifying the graphics card so we can't get the driver". Anyways, after many failed attempts, I figured out by graphics card was made by NVIDIA, thanks to the stickers on the side of the CPU case, so I went to the website to get the right driver but it asked for specifics, which I don't have, because I don't want to open it. So that's pretty much my problem. There's something going on, because I've tried troubleshooting all over the place and its been getting me nowhere. Please help.

    Here's the most specifics I can state to the extent of my knowledge:

    Processor: AMD 64 Athlon x2

    Graphics Card (NVIDIA (?))

    Model(?): HP Pavillion Slimline s7727c PC

    OS Evolution: Windows Vista upgraded to Windows 7 upgraded to Windows 10

    RAM: 2 gb

    System Type: 64 bit

    And there's that. Thank you for your help.
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  2.    18 Oct 2015 #2

    If you go here: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us there's a way for site to find exact GPU you have and recommend drivers for it.
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  3. Posts : 155
    Windows 10 pro 64 bit/vs.1703/15063.608
       18 Oct 2015 #3

    This is what you've got: http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00849516
    There are no win 10 drivers that I could find. There are win 7 and 8 drivers here:http://www.nvidia.com/Download/Find.aspx?lang=en-us
    Maybe the win 7 drivers will work in win 10.
    I went here to see about using older drivers; https://forums.geforce.com/default/t...un-windows-10/
    if you scroll down, you can see that someone has gotten the win 8 drivers to install in win 10 and they are working. Good luck. I'll keep an eye on this.
    Last edited by Slippery; 18 Oct 2015 at 13:26. Reason: correction
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  4.    18 Oct 2015 #4

    Thanks guys, turned out I just needed to identify my gpu. (GeForce 6150 LE). I did a bit more digging, and found out it was GeForce Series 6. They didn't have Series 6 Windows 10, so I downloaded the driver for windows 7, since that's the OS it had before, despite the fact that it had Win 10 at the moment. It worked, games are working fine now. Also, it changed:

    https://i.imgur.com/pPW4gm6.png

    So my problem was solved, thanks. Hopefully this helps someone as well.
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