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HardWare Acceleration?

Look I've been ripping my hair out for 3 days to be able to turn down hardware acceleration. Right-click Desktop> Personalize> display settings> Advanced Settings> Troubleshoot> and changes settings is grayed in and it says. Your current display driver does not allow changed to be made to hardware acceleration settings. I've tried updating display the driver, I've tried getting a new display driver, I've tried Microsoft Application Toolkit, and NVIDIA Control panel. Nothing seems to work at all. Whether or not I've done these things right I'm not sure, But no one seems to be able to help me. Its NVIDIA Geforce 9500 GS. Any help or thought with thorough instruction would be most helpful.

Im aware my system specs are not up, Im not that good with computers and finding all those is difficult for me. So if you need to know something just Reply to this. Thank you.
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Nvidia and Intel
Power User
Bloomington, MN
Microsoft disabled User control for AUDIO and VIDEO acceleration for Vista and later.

It was due to a numerous amount of instability issues that came from changing the setting.

Its best to leave the matter alone because Vista and Windows 7 do a good enough job of controlling the acceleration on its own.

If you have a problem with a certain game/program, then find solutions for that program from its main website or ask about it on this site in the proper forum section.
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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    JUST ME/Custom Built
    Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Quad Q9550 E0 2.83 Ghz @ 4037.5 Ghz
    8 Gig Corsair XMS3 DHX 1600 Mhz DDR3 CAS 9
    Graphics Card(s)
    2x GTX 480's w/ Koolance VID-NX480's
    Sound Card
    Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi Titanium (non-Fatal1ty) Edition
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer P243W 24" Premium Series
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1200
    Hard Drives
    Seagate Barracuda 7200.11 1 TB HDD 32mb cache
    (3 Platters, 6 Heads model)
    Ultra X4 1050W PSU 76A Rated 12V SLI
    Antec 1200 Full tower ATX case
    x2 Thermaltake Blue LED 120mm 2800rpm fans, Zalman CNPS 9900
    Logitech LX310 2.4Ghz Wireless Laser Mouse
    Logitech LX310 2.4 Ghz Wireless Keyboard
    Internet Speed
    32mb Download, 12mb Upload from Comcast
    Other Info
    300$ custom watercooling setup. Antec 1200 big boy Radiator, Dual bay XPSC reservoir with clear bubble window, OCZ hydropulse 800L/H 12v pump, 12 ft tygon 1/2" ID, 3/4" OD tubing, Feser One UV Green 1 L fluid. (and VID-NX480 waterblock)

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