How do I fix my computer to play games again?

February 8, 2011 at 18:52:20
Specs: Windows Vista, 1015 mb
Recently I upgraded my old Sony Vaio VGC-RB42G's XP OS to Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit using a disk that came with my laptop when I bought it. After that I tried to play games like maplestory and minecraft, but I always get errors preventing me from playing. When I used XP i did not have theese problems. I researched thoose errors and most pertain to bad video card settings, and or missing drivers. For the past week I have been trying to fix this with no success. Recently I have used unknown device identifier and it says that an unknown device, Multimedia Video Controller, is missing drivers. Under additional info it is a Conexant iTVC16/CX23416 MPEG Codec chip. The program has a feature to help me find the missing drivers, but it does not work. I want know how I can start playing again. I am very frustrated and I dont have much computer experience; so I would appreciate it if I got help to identify and solve the problem preventing me from playing. Thank You.

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#1
February 9, 2011 at 00:28:30
Have you thought about getting the correct drivers from the Sony website? - it was first hit with Google - you may need to identify which graphics you have if there's more than one.

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#2
February 9, 2011 at 17:05:45
I have, and I have the IntelĀ® 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset Family Graphics. I tried re downloading the drivers again to make sure, but the installer stops and says " This operating system is not supported, Setup will exit" and it exits. This is probably because I upgraded to Vista. Should I look for a different driver download, and where?

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#3
February 9, 2011 at 21:19:33
Many people will tell you going from XP to Vista is a downgrade. Now that you've "upgraded", consider installing more RAM & a real video card.

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