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Display driver incompatibilty

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    Display driver incompatibilty


    Hi guys.
    My problem is that I can't change resolution on my laptop's display with win 8. It's quite an old, Toshiba Satellite M70. I installed win 8 directly from XP. Everything is working fine except this. I tried to install the old drivers in compatibility mode, but says the system requierement is not enough. Do I have any chance to make it work?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 6
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    What is the video adapter that is installed on the laptop?
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  3. #3


    What resolution are you stuck at ?

    ~about your specs and Windows 8 support~

    Intel® Centrino® M740
    Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG
    Intel® 915GM Express chipset
    60 GB
    512 MB
    Satellite M70-122 - Toshiba

    Intel will not be providing any Windows 8 graphics drivers for the 915GM chipset. Do to the age of the 915GM chipset and the certification requirements for Windows 8 drivers it is not possible. The only support for the 915GM chipset will be the Windows 8 "Inbox" drivers provided with the installation media.
    INTEL 915GM WINDOWS 8 DRIVERS EVER??

    The same applies to chipset 945G/GM. The specs below are from one of my rigs. Only inbox drivers work.

    E6300 @ 1.86 GHz
    GA-945GM-S2
    4 GB PC 5400 Kingston
    VGA Intel 82945GS (256 MB Shared)
    HDD:
    1 x 250GB
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (SP1)
    Windows 8 Pro x64

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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    It says Generic Microsoft videocard. I'm stuck at 1024x768.

    So is there any chance to change it? If driver development has stopped, I can't do anything?
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  5. #5


    Sorry, but I used to use an old laptop that had the Intel 915GM chipset and when I installed Win8, I discovered that only the MS generic basic driver would work. The Intel 915GM video driver used something know as XPDM -- which was enabled in Win7, but removed from Win8. I tried a lot, and there's simply no way to get the 915GM driver working in Win8.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Phelps View Post
    Sorry, but I used to use an old laptop that had the Intel 915GM chipset and when I installed Win8, I discovered that only the MS generic basic driver would work. The Intel 915GM video driver used something know as XPDM -- which was enabled in Win7, but removed from Win8. I tried a lot, and there's simply no way to get the 915GM driver working in Win8.
    well, I guess it's time to replace this old junk :P
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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