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Win7 works on Intel 915GM chipset, Win8 doesn't

  1. #11


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    There is a solution about the intel 915g driver for windows 7,watch these How to Install intel 915 driver in windows 7 - YouTube ,I didn't try it on windows 8 but next week i will try to se whats hapens,for any problems contact me.PACE!!

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  2. #12

    Not Working


    Hi, Thanks for sharing,

    I have tried this driver but it is not working,

    Any other solution for 915 from anyone??



    Quote Originally Posted by killerzone95 View Post
    There is a solution about the intel 915g driver for windows 7,watch these How to Install intel 915 driver in windows 7 - YouTube ,I didn't try it on windows 8 but next week i will try to se whats hapens,for any problems contact me.PACE!!
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  3. #13


    Posts : 2
    Windows 7


    search for this version intel 910g 6.14.10.4299 and try it like in the video it works for me
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  4. #14


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    WDDM driver is required for DWM. It was this way since Vista. The only difference is, Vista and 7 had the ability to render the desktop in the traditional GDI window painting method (non-composited) which relied on the CPU, however it was impossible to render many effects this way without issues. Windows obscured by other windows had to be completely redrawn when exposed.

    With DWM, which powered Aero in Vista/7, the screen is rendered in a 3D space, composing each window as a separate texture, so to speak. Windows were handled separately in layers, keeping their contents in memory even when covered up by other windows. This requires GPU resources to perform efficiently, however, but it can be faster than the GDI method when decent graphics acceleration is present. Because of its nature, it allowed effects such as true transparency inside the window's space as well as thumbnails being generated for each window for the taskbar and overlaying windows didn't cause unnecessary redraw cycles. If no WDDM driver was present, Vista/7 had the GDI mode to fall back on (which displays the 'basic' or 'classic' themes).

    In Windows 8, the GDI method of drawing the interface was completely removed. This is because the DWM composition is required for the entire Metro side to operate. Metro was designed around GPU acceleration technology. You got a lot of layering going on, screen-sized animations going on, and even apps that utilize 3D resources. Even though the Aero theme and its transparent features were removed, the compositing technology is still there even on the desktop. This means you can't get away with installing a Windows XP driver and having a desktop (albeit an old basic one like you did in Vista/7). If no WDDM driver is present, MS just uses the default VESA/VGA driver which is now coded to composite the UI using your CPU (software rendering). VESA/VGA driver is generally limited to lower 4:3 resolutions, such as 1024x768.

    Because of this, you cannot rely on GPUs that are too old to have WDDM support. Even if a WDDM driver were made, the lack of texture memory or horsepower in these older integrated solutions would cause Windows 8's entire UI to perform terribly, if at all.
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  5. #15


    I have downloaded the same driver(as the link of download was in the video), But in Windows 8 it is not working!!

    Any other solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by killerzone95 View Post
    search for this version intel 910g 6.14.10.4299 and try it like in the video it works for me
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  6. #16


    I think there should be a driver for Intel 915GM/910 in Windows 8, it is just required to somebody modify the latest driver.

    Any other help??


    Quote Originally Posted by Lazure View Post
    WDDM driver is required for DWM. It was this way since Vista. The only difference is, Vista and 7 had the ability to render the desktop in the traditional GDI window painting method (non-composited) which relied on the CPU, however it was impossible to render many effects this way without issues. Windows obscured by other windows had to be completely redrawn when exposed.

    With DWM, which powered Aero in Vista/7, the screen is rendered in a 3D space, composing each window as a separate texture, so to speak. Windows were handled separately in layers, keeping their contents in memory even when covered up by other windows. This requires GPU resources to perform efficiently, however, but it can be faster than the GDI method when decent graphics acceleration is present. Because of its nature, it allowed effects such as true transparency inside the window's space as well as thumbnails being generated for each window for the taskbar and overlaying windows didn't cause unnecessary redraw cycles. If no WDDM driver was present, Vista/7 had the GDI mode to fall back on (which displays the 'basic' or 'classic' themes).

    In Windows 8, the GDI method of drawing the interface was completely removed. This is because the DWM composition is required for the entire Metro side to operate. Metro was designed around GPU acceleration technology. You got a lot of layering going on, screen-sized animations going on, and even apps that utilize 3D resources. Even though the Aero theme and its transparent features were removed, the compositing technology is still there even on the desktop. This means you can't get away with installing a Windows XP driver and having a desktop (albeit an old basic one like you did in Vista/7). If no WDDM driver is present, MS just uses the default VESA/VGA driver which is now coded to composite the UI using your CPU (software rendering). VESA/VGA driver is generally limited to lower 4:3 resolutions, such as 1024x768.

    Because of this, you cannot rely on GPUs that are too old to have WDDM support. Even if a WDDM driver were made, the lack of texture memory or horsepower in these older integrated solutions would cause Windows 8's entire UI to perform terribly, if at all.
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  7. #17


    Quote Originally Posted by omidit View Post
    I have downloaded the same driver(as the link of download was in the video), But in Windows 8 it is not working!!

    Any other solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by killerzone95 View Post
    search for this version intel 910g 6.14.10.4299 and try it like in the video it works for me
    To parapharse Lazure's posting:

    No.

    There never will be.

    You need newer, supported hardware.

    Give up.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 149
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-Bit, Ubuntu 13.04 64-Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by omidit View Post
    I have downloaded the same driver(as the link of download was in the video), But in Windows 8 it is not working!!

    Any other solution?

    Quote Originally Posted by killerzone95 View Post
    search for this version intel 910g 6.14.10.4299 and try it like in the video it works for me
    To parapharse Lazure's posting:

    No.

    There never will be.

    You need newer, supported hardware.

    Give up.
    This is unfortunately correct. The hardware in this laptop is physically incapable of meeting Windows 8's demands for rendering the interface. You can't toast 12 slices of bread simultaneously in a toaster with only 2 slots. It's just not going to work out.

    Your only solution would be to get a new machine, be it a newer laptop or even a desktop system. Or you could wait and get the surface pro when it comes out. You can find a reasonable machine that performs well for average tasks for $400 USD if you look in the right places, at the right times.

    Now for anyone else trying to breathe Windows 8 into an old DESKTOP machine, if the old machine has an AGP or PCI-E slot, a video card could be installed that supports WDDM; though this is much harder for AGP. If it has PCI-E, then likely the integrated solution would already be Windows 8-capable, but I opted to mention it just in case.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 154
    Win7


    My nearly-10-year-old HP 510 beach laptop runs 7 on it without hesitation with only a gig of RAM. Keep a clean boot.
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  10. #20


    [QUOTE=Lazure;138647]
    Quote Originally Posted by bobkn View Post

    This is unfortunately correct. The hardware in this laptop is physically incapable of meeting Windows 8's demands for rendering the interface. You can't toast 12 slices of bread simultaneously in a toaster with only 2 slots. It's just not going to work out.
    Based on what? I'm running Win8 on a 915gm for over a year now, just stuck in a lousy non-native resolution. There is nothing I'm doing that the adapter is "physically incapable" of handling. I just need a frickin driver to get the resolution support.

    Not supporting this either on Intel's or MS side of the fence was a serious shaft to the customer.
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