I am in a fix & would appreciate some insight into the matter. I installed Windows 7 on one of my oldest rig (P4 HT, 3GB RAM, 580GB HDD & 128 MB MX4000 Graphics Crad) and it is running 'oh so smoothly' except the graphics part. Now I know the graphics card is well beyond its age to run the latest OS from Redmond but I am not expecting it show me AERO & I do not intend to play games on it. All this machine has to do is record live TV and stream it to the living room (and also play a few videos as I need to preview some of them).
Now, Windows 7 says my GFX card is not supported while microsoft.com has an MX4000 card on its compatibility list with 'no action required' status!!! Does Windows 7 support MX4000 only of a particular make and model??? If not, how do I make Windows 7 recognize my video card??? I would appreciate some help in this regard.
PS: Please do not post comments which relate as follows: i) Run Windows XP ii) Get a new card. This is a TESTED & WORKING solution on x86 Windows 7. Download the drivers from here: 2. Do not install from the executable.
Extract using WinRAR (or your preferred program) 3. Control Panel, Device Manager 4.
Under Display Adapters, right click on the standard video card and go to UPDATE driver 5. Point the search directory to the extracted folder on step 1.
Then it should install and ask you to restart Upon reboot, it correctly displays NVIDIA GeForce MX 4000. No problems after several restarts and updates.