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Intel GM915 video controller for Windows Developer Preview 8102

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  • Can somebody make registry entry to accept Intel GM915 video controller in Windows Developer Preview 8102?

    Windows Developer Preview 8102 in nice and good operating system.

    It accepts new as well as old computers.

    Now I have aero in Inter GM915 old video card. Which could not made aero by vista and win 7.

    Thanks 

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 3:36 AM

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  • Windows 8 uses a WDDM driver for all older devices ad emulates Aero with software based rendering. So your GPU now works, but don't expact any wonders:

    Microsoft will be providing a WDDM-based Basic Display Driver that is a replacement for today’s in-box XDDM Standard VGA driver that will provide basic display functionality and software-based 2D and 3D rendering.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:12 PM

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  • Intel 915GM is an old video card and doesn't officially support Aero:
    http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-030907.htm


    Does Intel provide WDDM graphics drivers for older graphics controllers?
    WDDM graphics drivers are not available due to hardware limitations in the older Intel® graphics controllers. The overall hardware architecture and design of these older graphics controllers were finalized before the Microsoft release of details and specifications on WDDM drivers and running the Aero user interface. Some hardware limitations limit graphics performance and memory capabilities when attempting to run a WDDM driver on Windows 7 operating system with these older graphics controllers.

    Intel addressed these hardware limitations in the integrated graphics controllers of the desktop and mobile Intel® 945 Express Chipset families. WDDM graphics drivers are available beginning with the Intel 945 Express Chipset families.


    Only XPDM drivers are available for the following older Intel® graphics controllers:

    • Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset family
    • Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset family
    • Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
    • Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller
    • Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
    • Intel® 82830M Graphics Controller
    • Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller
    • Intel® 82810 Graphics Controller

     

     

     

    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).

     

    If the drivers don't install, try installing them in compatibility mode.

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.


    • Edited by TrekDozer Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:18 AM
    Sunday, October 2, 2011 6:17 AM
  • Windows 8 uses a WDDM driver for all older devices ad emulates Aero with software based rendering. So your GPU now works, but don't expact any wonders:

    Microsoft will be providing a WDDM-based Basic Display Driver that is a replacement for today’s in-box XDDM Standard VGA driver that will provide basic display functionality and software-based 2D and 3D rendering.


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    Sunday, October 2, 2011 4:12 PM
  • There's probably a good reason for not supporting xddm drivers in windows 8. But the ting is that the basic display driver is very VERY basic. Are there any plans to make it a bit more flexible? Support for widescreen resolutions (1024x600) or some degree of downscaling support?
    Thursday, October 13, 2011 9:53 AM