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Brookstone Scanner Mouse needs 128 mb video memory; where do I find that on my computer?

I have an HP laptop with Vista operating system. When trying to install the scanner mouse I get the message Video memory:128 mb of dedicated memory or 384 of shared memory needed. I have 130 gb on my C drive. Do I need to add something to my laptop? I obviously can run videos on it already. Thanks

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It's refering to Video Memory/Ram/Shared Memory, not your 130GB Storage Space. That would depend on the Graphics and Ram you have and how much memory is Shared. Perhaps this will help: http://www.brookstone.com/webassets/pdf/817873p_manual.pdf

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You can put up to Windows XP. If do, I would suggest to add memory and bigger hard drive.

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SOURCE: Need To Upgrade Or Somehow Add A New Graphics Card

There is a way, yes, but it requires a few tools and no fear as you rip into the laptop case. I could explain this in detail but I'll leave you with this tutorial on the 'HOW-TO' side of things to browse at your leasure:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/148909/upgrading_your_laptops_graphics_card.html

However, upgrading the RAM will improve speed (if that's what you're really going for). Otherwise, adding a more powerful card may not increase your screen resolution but can add more kick to your gaming experience.

If you're just looking for a little more speed with higher resolution, I'd upgrade the RAM a bit and purchase an external flat screen 1080P 22" monitor that'll plug right into the back of the laptop. It will save you the frustration of possibly damaging the internals of your pc and the disappointment when you realize that the increase in performance isn't worth the risks/effort involved in switching out the cards.

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