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Why when moving a window quickly in Windows XP, it looks like it struggles?

I dualboot Windows XP and Windows 8 on my PC, and I was wondering why when moving a window on Windows XP, does it show it in little parts? It's kind of difficult to explain what it looks like and you may not notice it at first, but it only happens when you move a windows left and right a little fast, not up and down. Also, I noticed that it does this on all Windows XP and below Machines, but not on Windows Vista and up. Think it could be because Windows XP doesn't have Desktop Window Manager (DWM)?

Thanks a lot!
-David
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  1. XP machine needs the graphics drivers to be installed or updated.
  2. Novuake said:
    XP machine needs the graphics drivers to be installed or updated.


    Thanks Novuake for responding, but I currently have the most up to date drivers for my Chipset. I also noticed that this happens on any other XP machine I have used. It's not really a big deal to me though. Just curious as to why this happens.
  3. You sure? You say chipset? So I am assuming you are using onboard graphics and not dedicated?
  4. Novuake said:
    You sure? You say chipset? So I am assuming you are using onboard graphics and not dedicated?


    Yup I'm sure. It says in device manager "Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Adapter". It says;

    Chip Type: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    DAC Type: Internal
    Memory Size: 256 MB
    Adapter String: Mobile Intel(R) GMA 4500M
    Bios Information: Intel Video BIOS

    Also, I think the reason XP does this and not Windows 8 or Windows vista/7 is because aero and metro both use DWM which is its own seperate process instead of just being a service. Just want to know what you guys think of my reasoning. And why you think it does this.
  5. Best answer
    Well I have seen it, but only with extreme low performance graphics processors and if drivers have not been installed yet. But hey, you never know.
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