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Microsoft basic display adapter


deanie44

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Hi everyone. I have installed Windows 8 onto my Inspiron 1501 notebook. The installation was good, but when I ran the digital adivsor for Media Center I receive an error message saying the display driver has to be updated. I looked in the device manager and the it is the microsoft basic display adapter. I cannot find a driver for the adapter. Is there a driver? I never heard of a microsoft basic display adapter. Any suggestions will be welcomed. deanie44
 

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    Windows 8

cluberti

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That laptop was only supported up until Vista, and the chipset it runs on (AMD IGP Xpress 1150) also only has drivers available for Vista and XP. You can try the Vista drivers, but I'm not sure how well they'll work:

Vista 32bit
Vista 64bit
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8.1 x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 4790K @ 4.5GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus Maximus Hero VII
    Memory
    32GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce GTX970
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio
    Hard Drives
    1x Samsung 250GB SSD
    4x WD RE 2TB (RAIDZ)
    PSU
    Corsair AX760i
    Case
    Fractal Design Define R4
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    Noctua NH-D15

chotton

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Hi everyone. I have installed Windows 8 onto my Inspiron 1501 notebook. The installation was good, but when I ran the digital adivsor for Media Center I receive an error message saying the display driver has to be updated. I looked in the device manager and the it is the microsoft basic display adapter. I cannot find a driver for the adapter. Is there a driver? I never heard of a microsoft basic display adapter. Any suggestions will be welcomed. deanie44
What I did was open my device manager (Windows button + E to open explorer window, right click on "Computer", go to "Manage", then go to Device Manager and open "Display adapters")
I then right clicked "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter", and chose to update from my software already on my computer. I had already installed ATI and AMD drivers, so I just opened C:/ATI and let it do the rest. Working perfectly now.
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 1501
    CPU
    AMD Athlon x2
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    3 GB DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    onboard ATI Xpress
#4
I had already installed ATI and AMD drivers, so I just opened C:/ATI and let it do the rest. Working perfectly now.


Hmm... He doesn't have a ATI Radeon...

deanie44, what graphics card do you have?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 Release Preview 64-bit
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Microsoft
    CPU
    Acer
    Motherboard
    Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory
    Intel Memory Disk
    Graphics Card(s)
    Nvidia GeForce 9800 GT with Nvidia PhysX™
    Sound Card
    DirectX 11.0 ( Upgrade of Version 9.0 ), Dolby Digital Live
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer V-Series
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    Intel® Core™2 Hard Drive

    Acer Expanded Hard Drive

    Kingston External Hard Disk ( 1 Terabyte )
    PSU
    ATX ( Modified heavily )
    Case
    ATX
    Cooling
    Acer Professional In-built cooler
    Keyboard
    Acer Gaming Keyboard
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    Zebronics USB Optical Mouse
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    100 MBPS/Second
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    It's a gaming PC, so it's heavily modified :D

lukeap

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Inspiron 1501 can't adjust screen resolution

Hi everyone. I have installed Windows 8 onto my Inspiron 1501 notebook. The installation was good, but when I ran the digital adivsor for Media Center I receive an error message saying the display driver has to be updated. I looked in the device manager and the it is the microsoft basic display adapter. I cannot find a driver for the adapter. Is there a driver? I never heard of a microsoft basic display adapter. Any suggestions will be welcomed. deanie44
What I did was open my device manager (Windows button + E to open explorer window, right click on "Computer", go to "Manage", then go to Device Manager and open "Display adapters")
I then right clicked "Microsoft Basic Display Adapter", and chose to update from my software already on my computer. I had already installed ATI and AMD drivers, so I just opened C:/ATI and let it do the rest. Working perfectly now.

Hi,

I'm running windows 8 and can't get the driver to install. Can you tell me exactly what driver you used? It always reverts back to microsoft basic display adapter.

Thanks in advance.
 

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System One

  • OS
    windows 8
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Dell Inspiron 1501
    CPU
    AMD Turion 64 X2 Mobile TMDTL60HAX5DC TL-60 2 GHz Dual-Core Processor
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon xpress 1150

Mark Phelps

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Hi,

I'm running windows 8 and can't get the driver to install. Can you tell me exactly what driver you used? It always reverts back to microsoft basic display adapter.

Thanks in advance.
There is NO ATI/AMD driver that will work on Win8 for your video chip. The "basic adapter" is the only one that will work.
 

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