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Desktop Wallpaper Not Fully Showing

  1. #1


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Desktop Wallpaper Not Fully Showing


    I have an odd issue with the wallpaper on my Desktop. I have no problem in setting it and it looks great, however, sometimes it won't show up until I take an application window and drag it all around the screen. It's almost as if I'm wiping something off the screen with the application window. I tried searching the forums for a similar issue, but wasn't successful.

    Not sure on where to start to fix the issue.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Probably a video driver issue. Have you installed the most recent video driver from your hardware vendor?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Yep, I've installed the latest video drivers from Asus' website, however, they're quite old. The driver date is 9/18/2009. Problem is, whenever I try to install a newer video driver from Nvidia's website (I have a 210M) it says my hardware is not compatible.

    Any suggestions based on that info? Also, thank you very much for replying to me so quickly.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Yeah, NVidia does not support mobile chipsets.

    The problem is that you installed a Windows 7 video driver. Windows 8 uses a different model, it kind of works with the old driver, but as you can see, there are problems.

    Go to LaptopVideo2Go LaptopVideo2Go: Drivers

    That's the latest 310.54 beta driver (it's pretty solid). It's the official NVidia driver, with hacked .inf files to support the mobile chipsets. Don't worry, it's safe.
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