mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card issue

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by JaronDaWiz, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. JaronDaWiz

    JaronDaWiz Guest

    i need some help. i'm trying to upgrade from vista home basic to vista ultimate. the only problem is when i ran the vista upgrade advisor, everything including windows aero compatibility checked out fine except for my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card. i've been on several different sites that said my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card was compatible and that there wouldn't be any problems if i were to upgrade from vista home basic to vista ultimate. so why is the upgrade advisor saying my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card won't work on vista, escpecially when it's already working on vista home basic? the reason i mentioned that is because the upgrade advisor said my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card won't work on vista at all. yet like i said, it's already running on vista home basic.


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    JaronDaWiz, Feb 16, 2009
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    Curious Guest

    Just because it will run on Vista Home Basic does not meant that it will
    support Aero on Ultimate. I believe that upgrade advisor is saying only
    saying that all of the graphic features of Vista ultimate are not supported.
    For Aero support you need 1GB or more RAM and your on board raphics card has
    to have at east 64MB of memory available

    "Cody Jarrett" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 15:57:33 -0800, JaronDaWiz wrote:
    >
    >>i need some help. i'm trying to upgrade from vista home basic to vista
    >>ultimate. the only problem is when i ran the vista upgrade advisor,
    >>everything including windows aero compatibility checked out fine except
    >>for my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card. i've
    >>been on several different sites that said my mobile intel(r) 4 series
    >>express chipset family graphics card was compatible and that there
    >>wouldn't be any problems if i were to upgrade from vista home basic to
    >>vista ultimate. so why is the upgrade advisor saying my mobile intel(r) 4
    >>series express chipset family graphics card won't work on vista,
    >>escpecially when it's already working on vista home basic? the reason i
    >>mentioned that is because the upgrade advisor said my mobile intel(r) 4
    >>series express chipset family graphics card won't work on vista at all.
    >>yet like i said, it's already running on vista home basic.
    >>
    >>
    >>Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums

    >
    > What is your graphics card?
     
    Curious, Feb 17, 2009
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  3. JaronDaWiz

    JaronDaWiz Guest

    i have a mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card. i've been told that it's compatible. i just don't understand why the upgrade advisor is saying otherwise.


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    JaronDaWiz, Feb 17, 2009
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    Curious Guest

    Being compatible with Vista just means that the card will work in vista. It
    does not mean that the card supports a lot of MS Vista functionality. For
    that you need a card that is Vista certified instead.

    "JaronDaWiz" wrote in message news:...
    > i have a mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card.
    > i've been told that it's compatible. i just don't understand why the
    > upgrade advisor is saying otherwise.
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    Curious, Feb 17, 2009
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  5. JaronDaWiz

    JaronDaWiz Guest

    certified? you think you could referre me to a sight that has a list of vista certified graphics cards and other hardware could you? you know. just so i can see if my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family graphics card is really certified or not.


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    JaronDaWiz, Feb 18, 2009
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  6. JaronDaWiz

    Curious Guest

    Can you provide more detail on exactly which Intel graphics chip you have
    installed in your laptop?
    Also how old is your laptop?
    Have your checked your laptop manufacturer for updated graphics chip
    drivers?

    "JaronDaWiz" wrote in message news:...
    > certified? you think you could referre me to a sight that has a list of
    > vista certified graphics cards and other hardware could you? you know.
    > just so i can see if my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family
    > graphics card is really certified or not.
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    Curious, Feb 18, 2009
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    R. C. White Guest

    Hi, Jason.

    You might start here:
    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/

    RC
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    R. C. White, CPA
    San Marcos, TX

    Microsoft Windows MVP
    Windows Live Mail 2009 (14.0.8064.0206) in Win7 Ultimate x64 7000

    "JaronDaWiz" wrote in message news:...
    > certified? you think you could referre me to a sight that has a list of
    > vista certified graphics cards and other hardware could you? you know.
    > just so i can see if my mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset family
    > graphics card is really certified or not.
     
    R. C. White, Feb 18, 2009
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  8. JaronDaWiz

    JaronDaWiz Guest

    name of graphics card: mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset familylaptop: toshiba satellite L305 S5915as for age, i've had&nbsp;it since christmas 2008.


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    JaronDaWiz, Feb 18, 2009
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  9. JaronDaWiz

    Curious Guest

    Since your laptop came with Vista Home Basic installed according to the
    following link I don't know why it is not listed except for the possibility
    of it being a special product with a very short lifetime.

    http://www.tipsity.com/laptop/2008/...5-s5915-laptop-specification-price-and-review

    What problem are you having with it that you need to solve? I ask since I
    do not have a copy of your original post.


    "JaronDaWiz" wrote in message news:...
    > name of graphics card: mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset
    > familylaptop: toshiba satellite L305 S5915as for age, i've had&nbsp;it
    > since christmas 2008.
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums
     
    Curious, Feb 18, 2009
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  10. On Wed, 18 Feb 2009 12:44:13 -0800, JaronDaWiz wrote:

    >name of graphics card: mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset familylaptop: toshiba satellite L305 S5915as for age, i've had&nbsp;it since christmas 2008.
    >


    I think you said that about seventeen times in your original post.
     
    Randall Flagg, Feb 18, 2009
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  11. JaronDaWiz

    Jane C Guest

    "JaronDaWiz" wrote in message news:...
    > name of graphics card: mobile intel(r) 4 series express chipset
    > familylaptop: toshiba satellite L305 S5915as for age, i've had&nbsp;it
    > since christmas 2008.
    >
    >
    > Post Originated from http://www.VistaForums.com Vista Support Forums



    According to the system specifications that I found, you have this graphics:
    Graphics Processor / Vendor Intel GMA X3100 Dynamic Video Memory Technology
    4.0 .

    It has 128MB onboard RAM, which is sufficient to run Aero in Vista Ultimate.

    The Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor is just that, an "advisor", and is often
    not quite on the ball.

    --
    Jane, not plain ;) 64 bit enabled :)
    Batteries not included. Braincell on vacation ;-)
    MVP - Windows Desktop Experience
     
    Jane C, Feb 19, 2009
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  12. JaronDaWiz

    JaronDaWiz Guest

    i guess i just need to upgrade the driver. i finally found the upgrade i needed. the only problem now is the that i can't install the upgrade because i didn't get it from toshiba's website. is there some way i can get in touch with customer support to ask them if they can get the upgrade on their site?


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    JaronDaWiz, Feb 19, 2009
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