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Need help finding graphic accelerator for old Vista version

Apollo355

New Member
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#1
I have one of the oldest Vista version (don't know the exact version number) for my laptop. And because it ran slowly, I made the mistake of uninstalling the Intel R graphic accelerator, among other programs, thinking that that will improve speed.

But then right after removing it my screen appearance stretches horizontally and the graphics blur slightly. And there is no way that I can restore it back to the way it was before no matter what I do with the screen resolution adjuster. So I tried downloading the Intel graphic accelerators again, for Vista 32 and 64, and all gave me the message that my computer does not meet the requirement for installation.

Furthermore Intel's chat support is currently unavailable and their phone support is only available for paid customers. So I need help with the best alternatives. And I am not technical at all so will need something simple that I can do myself.
 

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ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
New Zealand

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#2
Type rstrui.exe in the start search box
Right click the result and click Run as Administrator
select a restore point from before you uninstalled the driver
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
    Hard Drives
    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed
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#3
Hi,
If that doesn't work, I can try to find the correct driver for you, simply follow these steps:

Start --> search for devmgmt.msc.

Run it.

Go into display adapters, and right click "Standard VGA Adapter" or whatever is listed, click properties.

In the details tab, select the Hardware IDs property.

Please copy and paste all the data here for me, and I will search for a driver.

Regards,
Josh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista Business x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900, 1366x768
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me.