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FIXED! - Help with Graphics Drivers?
« on: October 17, 2014, 04:49 PM »
So I have a laptop that I recently updated to Windows 8.1 x64 (It used to be Vista)
Its a Toshiba Satellite, L550 series, with an Intel Duo core and an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4500 graphics card.

My problem is that for some reason some of my games and programmes wont run anymore, I apparently need to update my drivers (and need something called Open GL? too) BUT all my drivers say they are fully up to date....  :banghead:

This is driving me nuts! Any helpful advice?
« Last Edit: October 20, 2014, 11:06 AM by Revenant »
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Re: Help with Graphics Drivers?
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2014, 11:21 PM »
Possibly The compatibility problem of the game or App
If the game and App were not designed or developed to the accordance with the Windows 8 environment.
I Would suggest find the Exe and right click, there is somewhere a option about Compatibility and select Run as Windows 7 or Vista.
I hope it helps.
 

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Re: Help with Graphics Drivers?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2014, 11:02 AM »
Its okay! I figured it out. eventually.  :D

apparently windows 8 kept the ati radeon 4500 graaphics driver, but the windows version as default and considered it better, and wouldn't switch it to the newer updated one! So I had to manually add the unpacked new driver from catalyst centre, instead of installing catalyst centre! ...if any of that made sense.  :)
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