Graphics display problem with my new notebook..

November 26, 2008 7:13pm CST
I recently purchased a HP Compaq notebook and installed Vista home premium. The company too says that it supports Vista. But the problem has been with the graphics. Not even the screen saver appears. It displays an error- "The screen saver can't run because it requires a newer video card or one compatible with Direct3D". Help out. Thank you.
2 responses
@ghost11 (118)
• India
27 Nov 08
You can run windows vista on it and thats what the company meant by "it supports vista".They did not say anything about vista being able to work in its full fledged form did they?.vista from microsoft was a much hyped operating system but the problem is that it needs a lot of resources to run(RAM and graphics)and it uses directx 10 and all other similar stuff new.So most of the market softwares and other things dont work on it very well but in the long run it will succeed.Microsoft is also planning to launch another OS called windows 7 by next year.If you want to run windows vista home premium with its full features you have to have a decent graphics card atleast of 256mb and 1gb of RAM.
@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
27 Nov 08
Vista, is one of failed product of Mircosoft One thing you need to remember, never ever buying new release software from microsoft until it is mature or widely accepted by public. One of the reason why Vista failed, is a driver support. Many devices are not supported by Vista. Contact your seller, and ask them if it is possible to downgrade your Vista to XP using the license key. I believe this could be done. You better of with windows XP. BR