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i cant install intel vga driver

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  1. H-2-0

    H-2-0 Thread Starter

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    hi! can someone help me, my graphic card broke down, and i still have a month before i can buy a new 6970. but for now im just going to use the onboard graphics, problem is everytime i install the intel graphic media accelerator about halfway of the installation it always prompts that i need to have administration rights in order to install, i am the administrator, i just dont get it. i tried everything even the "run as" but still with no avail. can someone tell me what to do?

    my system specs is this:
    motherboard: gigabyte g31m es2c
    Processor: core2duo OC to 3.4ghz
    PSU: corsair hx520w
    RAM: 2gb
    HDD: 2x 500gb sata
    VC: onboard graphics
     
  2. Elvandil

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    What driver is it using now?

    Try using the online updater (right-click in Device Manager).

    Where did you find the driver that you are trying to install?
     
  3. H-2-0

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    i dont have any installed driver on the onboard gpu, i think this is like VGA mode, i downloaded the driver from the intel site
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Sounds like you don't have the chipset driver installed. If not, it defaults to the VGA and the card is not recognized as to brand and model. If the card's name does not appear in Device Manager, try installing the Intel Inf utility for your board.
     
  5. H-2-0

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    i tried installing intel inf utility, it detects that im missing intel g31/g33 express chipset family but when i try to install via device manager it says access is denied, when i try to install using the installer of intel im still prompt with "need administrator rights" even thou i am.
     
  6. Elvandil

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    What does this mean?

    "that im missing intel g31/g33 express chipset family"

    Missing what? What chipset do you have?

    Does the onboard graphic appear in Device Manager?

    What kind of computer is this? Is it a work machine, or does it belong to a domain?

    Are there other accounts on the machine? How do you know that you are an administrator?
     
  7. H-2-0

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    its the pop up that appears on the systray if windows detect a new hardware. the one that appears on device manager is" video controller (VGA) compatible" theres a yellow exclamation mark on it. this is a desktop machine. im the only one who uses my pc. my account has administrator rights. i even tried going to safe mode and logging the "administrator" but still no avail
     
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