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    Microsoft Basic Display Adapter


    Just threw the consumer preview of windows 8 on an old desktop that was previously running 7, and now I can't get it to recognize my graphics card. It's just an integrated AMD chip, the Radeon X200. I found a copy of the legacy drivers for vista online and ran the installer in compatibility mode, but it won't install the drivers because windows will not pick up the card at all and this microsoft basic display adapter is all that shows up in device manager for display adapters. If need be I have a radeon x1650 pro PCIe card I can install, but would prefer to just get the integrated X200 chip working properly if possible. Right now the resolution is awful and anything that requires even the slightest bit of hardware acceleration runs like a dog. How can I fix this problem?
    Last edited by gtwolf; 05 Mar 2012 at 14:37.

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    Also this is a full install, not a virtual machine. Just ran the upgrade from 7 ultimate, didn't wipe and do a clean install.
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)


    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
    Worked perfectly! Now I can actually use this with a normal resolution, thanks!!
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)


    Quote Originally Posted by gtwolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
    Worked perfectly! Now I can actually use this with a normal resolution, thanks!!
    No problem bro, had the same issue myself for a while with my X1200.
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    Windows 8


    Quote Originally Posted by gtwolf View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
    Worked perfectly! Now I can actually use this with a normal resolution, thanks!!
    hey, which driver worked for u ?? I've tried all ATI legacy drivers but its not working

    EDIT: Downloaded Vista drivers for my model from Fujitsu site and its ok!!! thx
    Last edited by kekckekc; 14 Mar 2012 at 20:37.
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    Windows 8 CP


    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
    What does CCC mean? Are you talking about the Chipset drivers?
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    Windows 7: Professional - Service Pack 1 (Soon to be Windows 8: Release Preview)


    Quote Originally Posted by dschreiber30 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Batjoke100 View Post
    Find the correct CCC for your chip, download it, and let it put the files in the default folder but DON'T install CCC. Go to Device Manager, Display Adapters and you should see the default Microsoft Display Adapter, click update, direct the updater to the folder your driver is in and it will install your driver for you.
    What does CCC mean? Are you talking about the Chipset drivers?
    It stands for Catalyst Control Center, see the Wikipedia page for more info: AMD Catalyst - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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    windows 8


    Hi,

    have a similar problem. with a dell inspiron 9400 after installing windows 8 I cannot select an external monitor. instead of the ATI driver I have MS basic display adapter and I only see one screen. I tried the workaround above: I go to update the device driver but I get this message: the best driver software for device is already installed. windows has determined that the driver software for your device is up to date. Microsoft basic display adapter.
    the CCC is under directory R128572. I have also tried to run it but get an error.
    tx in advance for any idea.Click image for larger version
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    Well, the FIRST thing you need to find out is what video chipset your Dell uses. I did a quick Google and that model came out in at least two forms: one using the Intel 945GM chipset, and another using the Nvidea 7900GS. The drivers are not interchangeable.

    Once you find that out, you should do a quick Google on using that Chipset with Windows 8.

    The GOOD news is that the Intel chipset was new enough to run Win7 with Aero support, so it's likely that it will have Win8 drivers as well; the BAD news is that the Nvidia chipset probably does not have Win8 drivers.

    Also, back with Win7, you could run XP-era video drivers; with Win8, you can not as MS removed the XPDM compatibility.
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