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Installed new video card

  1. #1


    Toronto
    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 PRO

    Installed new video card


    Hello...I had the issue of not getting rid of "Microsoft basic display adapter"...could not find a driver which Windows 8 would support ...so I gave up and spent $40. on a new video card....now I have adjustable screen resolution and most importantly now I can mirror my computer to my large TV via HDMI cable...which was what I wanted in the first place!...and now...I have a "SLEEP" option which I did not have before installing this video card...I made no other changes....so I'd like to know why?...but I'm very pleased now...the Comp goes into sleep mode and does'nt waste electricity...GREAT!..check all power options available ...thanks just thought this might help someone.*john

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  2. #2


    United States
    Posts : 3,093
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Can't help much with no system specs.
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  3. #3


    so I'd like to know why?
    Because ... the basic video drivers likely do not support sleep -- but the new video drivers installed for the new card, do.

    It's often the video drivers (or lack thereof) that block sleep/hibernation from working.
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  4. #4


    Toronto
    Posts : 9
    windows 8.1 PRO

    Solved


    Hi....thanks...I figured that now...I was told in the past that Windows 8 does not have "sleep" mode on PC's exept Laptops....anyways...sometimes trial and error gives unexpected results...and I'm glad to be rid of that basic display adapter driver...thanks for your help guys...see Ya'...bye.*john
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  5. #5


    I was told in the past that Windows 8 does not have "sleep" mode on PC's exept Laptops
    Not correct. I have a desktop and it has both Sleep and Hibernate modes available.
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