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Sounds like the last time your a new operating system was put on your computer, the video card did not get drivers. For vga, Windows will use generic drivers if possible. Usually Windows recognizes video cards and installs the drivers. Occasionally, Windows does not recognize the video card, and you must do it yourself. Look up your laptop model online, and search for video drivers. Your best bet is from the manufacturer, or from Windows update, as you cannot always trust downloads from other sources. Depending on where you find the driver, and how it is packaged, you may have to either get it as an update, in which case it will install itself, or you may have to download it. I like to make a new folder when I do something like this - such as Jon on the C drive. Once downloaded, run the program and it will update. Make sure you have no other programs running. A reboot migh be needed. Sometimes these may be rather large downloads, so be prepared to wait if you have a slow connection. When done, I like to copy or move the update to a CD or DVD in case I need it later. Your games will not work unless they can tell which video card is installed, and if your computer is using the generic drivers, that is why they won't work.
Posted on Oct 10, 2010
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