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“Unable to run because your video card drivers did not install properly, are out of date, or are for unsupported hardware. Please make sure you have the latest video card drivers and even if you do have the latest, try reinstalling them.”

I d/l some utility s/w "PC Pitstop Driver Alert2" that had no updates for my driver..it says the video card driver is already up to date... The driver name listed in Display Adapters is this:-

Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate Operating System

Why am I not able to run the game!?? Help!

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closed as off topic by Nifle, ChrisF, DMA57361, alex, Sathya Oct 5 '10 at 19:46

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Problems with computer games are off topic for SuperUser. Try our sister site instead: gaming.stackexchange.com/questions –  Nifle Oct 5 '10 at 18:26
    
oh ok..didnt know abt this site..wow how many are there ? I come to know about yet another stackexchange site every day..lol –  user48697 Oct 5 '10 at 18:31
    
@Nifle IMO the fact this is about a game is almost irrelevant in this case - replace "3D Game" in the above with "3D modelling software", and I this would be perfectly acceptable. The question isn't about the game (which would be OT). Anyway @user48697, simply put I suspect the problem is the bit of the error that states or are for unsupported hardware because frankly the Intel 82945G is not really gaming capable and any game that requires a posh bit of functionality (shaders and all the other magic modern gfx cards can do) will not work. –  DMA57361 Oct 5 '10 at 18:34
    
@DMA57361 - I was almost sure it was game related per or are for unsupported hardware Over on Gaming he might get som suggestions to get around that –  Nifle Oct 5 '10 at 18:37
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@DMA57361 - Good question, I'll head over there and ask. meta.gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/1173/… –  Nifle Oct 5 '10 at 19:20
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945 is not supported under Windows 7, so the program cannot make full use of your IGP.

Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.0)

Indicates that the drivers were provided by Microsoft, rather than Intel and the drivers installed maynot be upto the mark

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so what do I do now ? What graphic driver do I need to install ? How do i find it ? –  user48697 Oct 5 '10 at 18:50
    
@user Try running the software in a few compatibility modes to see what happens (right-click the exe and look at the compatibility tab). It may also be worth trying to install the Vista drivers from Intel, as they might work in place of real Win7 ones. –  DMA57361 Oct 5 '10 at 18:52
    
@DMA - Compatibility mode is unlikely to work. @user48697 - Might be worthwhile to try out the Vista drivers, but might cause boat loads of BSOD's. –  Sathya Oct 5 '10 at 19:06
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