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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       23 Oct 2015 #11

    bobkn said: View Post
    The latest drivers for a 7300 LE are for Windows 7.

    In principle, that should be OK. Win 10 is supposed to be able to use drivers as old as WDDM 1.0 (Vista.)

    You could install the released version of Win 10 using the Media Creation Tool:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    That may give you the Microsoft Basic graphics drivers. They'd run, but poorly.

    You may then be able to install the latest Win 7 drivers, (309.08 for 32 or 64 bit Win 7). If the Win 7 installer refuses to run, you could extract the drivers (7Zip, for example), and manually update them from Device Manager.

    In the extreme, you could update the graphics card. Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com has GeForce GT 610 cards for as little as 24 GBP. Your PC has a PCI-E X16 graphics slot, so most cards would fit. You probably don't want to install a used high-powered card, because the E520 has no auxiliary PCI-E power connector, and its power supply is a 300W one. You could use a GeForce GTX 750 (65 GBP and up) if you wanted a serious upgrade.

    I suppose that it makes little sense to spend much to upgrade a PC from 2007.
    Thank you for this advice, I will give it a shot.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 14
    Windows 10
       04 Nov 2015 #12

    bobkn said: View Post
    The latest drivers for a 7300 LE are for Windows 7.

    In principle, that should be OK. Win 10 is supposed to be able to use drivers as old as WDDM 1.0 (Vista.)

    You could install the released version of Win 10 using the Media Creation Tool:

    Windows 10 - Upgrade Installation - Windows 10 Forums

    That may give you the Microsoft Basic graphics drivers. They'd run, but poorly.

    You may then be able to install the latest Win 7 drivers, (309.08 for 32 or 64 bit Win 7). If the Win 7 installer refuses to run, you could extract the drivers (7Zip, for example), and manually update them from Device Manager.

    In the extreme, you could update the graphics card. Computer Parts, Laptops, Electronics, and More - Newegg.com has GeForce GT 610 cards for as little as 24 GBP. Your PC has a PCI-E X16 graphics slot, so most cards would fit. You probably don't want to install a used high-powered card, because the E520 has no auxiliary PCI-E power connector, and its power supply is a 300W one. You could use a GeForce GTX 750 (65 GBP and up) if you wanted a serious upgrade.

    I suppose that it makes little sense to spend much to upgrade a PC from 2007.
    Hi,

    Thanks everyone for your advice, GeForce Gt 610 did the trick.

    Streamer
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 
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