Hardware Acceleration in Vista?

Discussion in 'Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards)' started by born a goon, Jul 4, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. born a goon

    born a goon Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    How do I change that? I go to Desktop>Personalize>Display Settings>Advanced Settings>Troubleshoot and I get the error "Your current display driver does not allow changes to be made to the hardware acceleration settings" any idea on how to fix this? Thanks.
     
  2. Harleyquin07

    Harleyquin07 エミヤ

    Reputations:
    593
    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    State your graphics card please. It's probably easier to help when we know exactly what you have so that past experience with specific problem cards can be used as a guide.
     
  3. born a goon

    born a goon Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    My graphics card is ATI Mobility Radeon X1600
     
  4. Harleyquin07

    Harleyquin07 エミヤ

    Reputations:
    593
    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    It could possibly mean your current driver version doesn't allow hardware acceleration, have you tried changing the hardware acceleration feature with other drivers?
     
  5. born a goon

    born a goon Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    I haven't on the laptop but I went to my old computer with XP and I was able to change it

    EDIT: The computer graphic driver is ATI Radeon 9200
     
  6. Harleyquin07

    Harleyquin07 エミヤ

    Reputations:
    593
    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Different drivers and different operating systems. Narrow down the difference to one variable and see if the hardware acceleration feature still refuses to change on your laptop.
     
  7. born a goon

    born a goon Newbie

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    What do you mean by saying narrow down the difference to one variable?
     
  8. Harleyquin07

    Harleyquin07 エミヤ

    Reputations:
    593
    Messages:
    3,282
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Make your desktop and laptop use the same driver version OR have the same OS installed. That way the only difference between the two is either the driver or the OS and you can then tell what is preventing your laptop from changing hardware acceleration.
     
  9. JCMS

    JCMS Notebook Prophet

    Reputations:
    455
    Messages:
    4,674
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    105
    ATI doesn't have a unified drivers architecture like Nvidia though.

    I can't either on my 8600M GT on 177.35. Not allowing changes does not mean that hardware acceleration if off. I doubt you could turn on Aero if it was off
     
  10. ronkotus

    ronkotus Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    175
    Messages:
    619
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    Hardware acceleration page should be visible also in Vista regardless of driver version. Might be disabled if Aero is enabled. Make sure your drivers are correctly uninstalled and reinstalled: http://www.tweakguides.com/ATICAT_3.html (don't follow the links though, they are for desktop cards)
     
Similar Threads: Hardware Acceleration
Forum Title Date
Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) Enable Hardware Acceleration for video playback with Intel HD Graphics 4000- yes or no? Sep 27, 2014
Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) Gotta Love Hardware Acceleration... Aug 30, 2011
Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) Sound hardware acceleration, EAX performance and compatibility of old games under Windows 7 Oct 5, 2010
Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) Metal Gear Solid with hardware acceleration in XP and Vista May 20, 2009
Gaming (Software and Graphics Cards) Intel GMA 4500MHD & Windows 7 - Finally, H.264 Hardware Video Acceleration??? May 10, 2009

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page