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Need access to Driver acceleration

  1. #1


    RedGuy Guest

    Need access to Driver acceleration

    Under Display Settings > Advanced Setting > (tab) Troubleshoot it should
    allow you to adjust your settings. My drivers for my graphics card and mother
    board are up to date, but I still cant get access. It says "Your current
    display driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware acceleration
    settings." Please someone tell me how to adjust this so I can change my
    acceleration settings.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Need access to Driver acceleration

    You need to tell us the make and model of the computer and what edition of
    Vista and whether x86 or x64. Also the graphics card.

    "RedGuy" <RedGuy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4A8E8019-302E-47EB-95B4-3B8E18F7F646@xxxxxx

    > Under Display Settings > Advanced Setting > (tab) Troubleshoot it should
    > allow you to adjust your settings. My drivers for my graphics card and
    > mother
    > board are up to date, but I still cant get access. It says "Your current
    > display driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware acceleration
    > settings." Please someone tell me how to adjust this so I can change my
    > acceleration settings.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Screwdriver223 Guest

    Re: Need access to Driver acceleration

    I have the same problem.... I have a Thinkpad R61 with an NVIDIA Quadro NVS
    140M card, and Windows Premium, running on an x86.

    Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!

    "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

    > You need to tell us the make and model of the computer and what edition of
    > Vista and whether x86 or x64. Also the graphics card.
    >
    > "RedGuy" <RedGuy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4A8E8019-302E-47EB-95B4-3B8E18F7F646@xxxxxx

    > > Under Display Settings > Advanced Setting > (tab) Troubleshoot it should
    > > allow you to adjust your settings. My drivers for my graphics card and
    > > mother
    > > board are up to date, but I still cant get access. It says "Your current
    > > display driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware acceleration
    > > settings." Please someone tell me how to adjust this so I can change my
    > > acceleration settings.
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Screwdriver223 Guest

    Re: Need access to Driver acceleration

    Hmm... My specific problem is when I try to play movies in Powerpoint, they
    appear as black boxes. I have solved this problem on half a dozen XP
    machines by reducing the hardware acceleration. Any idea how I could achieve
    a similar result in Vista? I am coming close to chucking my laptop out of a
    window...

    Thanks!

    "Curious" wrote:

    > AFAIK in Vista the graphics card drivers do not allow you to adjust the
    > amount of hardware acceleration. However, they do allow you to select what
    > features other then basic decoding acceleration are enabled when your
    > decoder program elects hardware acceleration.
    > "Screwdriver223" <Screwdriver223@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > newsEC66889-4310-441F-A10A-F0C2060429AA@xxxxxx

    > >I have the same problem.... I have a Thinkpad R61 with an NVIDIA Quadro NVS
    > > 140M card, and Windows Premium, running on an x86.
    > >
    > > Any help would be GREATLY appreciated!
    > >
    > > "Colin Barnhorst" wrote:
    > >

    > >> You need to tell us the make and model of the computer and what edition
    > >> of
    > >> Vista and whether x86 or x64. Also the graphics card.
    > >>
    > >> "RedGuy" <RedGuy@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > >> news:4A8E8019-302E-47EB-95B4-3B8E18F7F646@xxxxxx
    > >> > Under Display Settings > Advanced Setting > (tab) Troubleshoot it
    > >> > should
    > >> > allow you to adjust your settings. My drivers for my graphics card and
    > >> > mother
    > >> > board are up to date, but I still cant get access. It says "Your
    > >> > current
    > >> > display driver does not allow changes to be made to hardware
    > >> > acceleration
    > >> > settings." Please someone tell me how to adjust this so I can change my
    > >> > acceleration settings.
    > >>
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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