I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with windows 7 home premium 32-bit. standard VGA display
When I bought the laptop, it had windows XP on it and it said that directdraw and direct3d were enabled. But, ever since i put 7 on, it won't work any more.
I have a 1.6GHz processor (Intel Pentium M Processor) 512MB RAM
i hope this helps!
thanks in advance...
I suspect the case is this: The laptop was supplied with Windows XP, including XP video drivers - Is the laptop's video hardware supported by Windows 7?
Check the laptop specs to see what video hardware is fitted, and then google for the laptop manufacturer / chipset manufacturer to see if either of these supply Windows 7 video drivers. The specs you've quoted so far sound a bit dated, so you might have trouble finding W7 drivers.
I don't know of any way to emulate DirectDraw/DirectD3D in software, and I'd imagine that if such an application existed it would probably not be very rapid.
thank you for all the replies! i returned the laptop to XP and now i have directdraw/direct3d back! yay! yes the laptop was supplied with XP and i tried to put it on 7. i went to the dell website and you were right, no 7 drivers...I'd love to be able to run 7, but not on this laptop...time to save up for a new one..