Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by itsmemario1, Jul 10, 2014.
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Ok, I found the "modifed" driver called "DriVeR_915.zip" on some minecraft forum.
It installed and can be found under software. But the "Graphics Adapter" in the device manager shows up as "other devices-videocontroller".
Graphic settings can still not be changed...of course.
Im sure I could have avoided this thread when googling even further. It seems to be impossible.
So let me ask a stupid question. Maybe there is something like :
"trick windows to think it is another graphics adapter there...maybe via software emulation"
I was thinking of something like the tool "3DAnalyze", which was able to run "newer" games on older graphics hardware by (de)selecting/emulating various options.
Maybe I dont know what I would need to search for via google, maybe it is also impossible, but any info here is welcome. =)
I don't think that Intel even released a Vista+ WDDM driver for that IGP. Moreover XP-driver support (XPDM) was removed in Windows 8.x so you're out of luck, XPDM drivers can't be 'modded' and made WDDM-compatible.
Ya, I read similar posts on other forums and the official statement from intel.
Thats why I came up with this 3dAnalyze "idea".
Or some kind of emulated driver...*sigh*
Just something to amke at least videos a little less laggy...
But as I dont know what to google for anymore, I guess I reached the end here.
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DO NOT USE a 915gm chipset on windows 8. There is absolutely no benefit.
The OS is much slower when you don't have the newer hardware features to accommodate the extra traffic.
This OS will be twice as slow as Windows 7 for you.
There is no way to get 915GM working with 8
This LapTop is for an old man that I wanted to make happy with "the newest" Windows OS.
Also I wanted to see it running on this old device for myself.
Most of the time he will use it as a typewriter. If at all. Nothing else.
Im aware that youtube videos are close to unplayable and flash games are no fun at all,
on such machines from 2006, with 1,7GHz + 1 GB RAM...using Win 8.1.
Anyway, it is my ambition to get this "!" out of the device manager by getting "something 915x related" installed.
I followed the "915x" problem back to its roots, when I read, that it was working on some preview of Win 8.
Im glad chillipig provided the old vbios files, which made me come up with the idea of editing the VBIOS.
I know, in the end it is not worth it. But I enjoy learning from old hardware. ^^
The only "stutter" I had seen so far is, when the tiles "fly in" after booting up.
Else, this is a good typewriter.
I don't think Intel ever even made any win8.x drivers for 915 chipset.
Since it's their chip, it's either them, your motherboard manufacturer, or the default video drivers.
You definitely have your work cut out for you.
I remember trying to find win7 915gm drivers for a relative and it was a nightmare since intel removed them from their site.
That's gonna be a walk in the park compared to finding drivers they never even made though.
Maybe there is a known Crsis Recovery method for this EasyNote S4 ?
I know its probably not the best idea to just flash a 915G/MS or 945 VBIOS into the 915GM VBIOS,
but maybe starting with carefull modifications (chip name, hardware ID etc.) to trick windows 8.1
As nobody else will try this I will have to.
Except someone knows it is wasted time / useless as well.
Remembers me the fun i had to make a Clevo D9T works with windows7, a year 2005 laptop never made for this ... had to put an slim sata cd-rom to hdd converter, tweak a few drivers in the inf sections, mostly the video cards drivers.
I have the problems with a promise raid controller who's slowing down the boot process, can't find a way to edit the bios and remove or switch it off ...
the cover panel webcam, i have tried so many drivers none will work ..., and finally all the special buttons on the front case (play, stop, next ) won't work.
But it is running fine with Win7 not Win8 ... good luck
Hmm yea, I had fun with various laptops from 2005 to 2009. (using Win8.1 - but what can I say, if its not Intel onboard graphics, Win8.1 sometimes feels (way) more fluent then Win 7)
For example while having driver problems using Win 7 (graphics, bluetooth, WLAN, build in DVB-T TV adapter) on a Acer Aspire 9500 from 2005,
Win 8.1 pro had all drivers ready...except for the ATI x700...of course...but sometimes Installation-Tricks from Win 7XP/Vista/7 stil lwork on Win 8.1.
Now I get a buffer overrun each time I start the laptop, which I can confirm clicking "Ok"...then it runs like normal.
I was hoping it could be "as easy" as on this 2005 laptop. But intel GMA stuff seems to be different...way different ?
Who knows, I wont give up yet. Have a nice weekend everyone !