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Gateway MX6920 video driver problem I had that needs an explanation


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#1 Alduin's Khajiit

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:09 PM

When I upgraded my Gateway MX6920 from Windows XP to Windows 7. all that was missing was the video driver and I didn't have Aero nor able to play games. so I go hunting down a Windows 7 video driver without success. All I could find was Vista drivers that resulted in "operating system not supported" error messages. I spent hours without success on finding a video driver. I was ignoring the windows updates because I was looking for drivers. my friend said he would look to see if he could find one (I was already on 8th page of Google). he just brought up the Windows Update window and voila the update was a video driver from Microsoft!!

my question is why was finding a Windows 7 driver impossible using Google if MSupdate has them on stock in Windows Update? makes no sense that Google had none yet Windows Update did.

can anybody shed some light on why there is no drivers on the net but are on Windows Update? if Windows Update has it, shouldn't it be readily available on the internet?

Can someone tell me why this is?



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 07:40 PM

Sometime Microsoft will write the driver and place it in Windows Update. They did that with XP and old Epson Dot Matrix printers. Your Gateway specced out as having a Intel 945GM Chipset. I believe this driver from Intel would work.

 

Whenever you are looking for a particular driver, Right Click the device in Device Manager. Select Properties and under the Details tab select Hardware ID's in the dropdown box. Look at that first line of text showing the Vendor and Device ID. Go to Pcidatabase.com and put your Vendor and Device ID in the search boxes.

 

Sometimes copying the full line in Google will also give you a clue on where to get the driver.






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