posted on Jul, 12 2012 @ 12:29 AM
Last thing I will say.
If you were to install windows 7 on a new laptop, you'd have no problems. Maybe whoever had it previously, did an upgrade from xp to win7 and didn't
bother checking things before hoxking it.
Don't listen to the people saying things like "don't remove drivers" when it comes to video on a well known device. Windows 7 has a very hardy
driver base. If you were to install XP I'd then suggest to have EVERY driver you need, at the very minimum the networking drivers, to access the
But video? And to say 'windows 7 wouldn't let you remove that file' is seriouslly backward. It will let you uninstall drivers.
If you're happy with the machine as it is, then just go to the ATI website, drivers section, and get the correct driver and reinstall that. No need
to do anything else if you're happy with everything else.
Go to device manager, and see what the video card actually is, the one I posted above, is what it lists as under specs from elsewhere, but just make
Get the driver from ATI, and install that. I would suggest uninstalling the old one if it is causing issues, but I only see that resolving different
problems which is why many people suggest it.
Don't be afraid of making it not-bootable.. You can always boot into safe mode by hitting F8 on boot up if you do anything seriously wrong, which in
this case is highly unlikely.