Re: XP Video Driver
On Mar 3, 7:12 am, "JamesJ" <jjy@Darwin_adelphia.net> wrote:
> DoesDosBoxhave newsgroups or do I neewd to use the forums on the web?
> I was a bit confused when I posted to the forum thinbking I posted to the
> proper forum but didn't.
> I've heard good things 'boutDosBox... maybe I'll give it another shot.
> btw I did try to remove the current driver and install the XP driver.
> I needed to reinstall Vista. I couldn't get rid of the generic VGA driver.
> <ronald.phill...@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> > On Mar 2, 5:47 pm, "JamesJ" <jjy@adelphia_darwin.net> wrote:
> >> Hi. After I install Vista Home Premium I want to install the
> >> XP version of the video drivers so I might run my old DOS games.
> >> I have already been the manufacturer's web site and have
> >> downloaded and installed the drivers in Windows XP SP2.
> >> According to Microsoft kb article ID 926657 this is the
> >> workaround.
> >> After installing Vista what is the best procedure to install these
> >> driver(s)?
> >> Should I remove the current driver that Vista installed first or can I
> >> simply install the XP driver?
> >> btw, I have already tried Virtual PC andDosBoxand don't prefer to
> >> go that route.
> > You really shouldn't be installing XP video drivers on Vista unless
> > you do not have any WDDM (Vista) drivers for your video card. Yes,
> > this is the only way you'll be able to play your DOS games using NTVDM
> > but your sacrificing your stability to do so. NTVDM in Vista is also a
> > bit less compatible than XP's NTVDM.
> > What is your issue withDosBox?
> > If you insist on installing XP drivers. Then simply go into Add/Remove
> > and uninstall your current drivers or go into Device Manager and
> > uninstall your Display Adapter. Then install the XP drivers.
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