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O_Rochester
Beginner
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Updating an older laptop's video card drivers.

Hi folks. Probably a pretty typical story here. My son found an old unused laptop of ours. We reset it back to original (using recovery) and updated everything that could be done online.

Specs -

Satellite L505-S5990 - Intel Core 2 Duo T6500 - Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit - And the graphics info is Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDMM 1.1)

He wants to play a game, and when we downloaded it, an error message popped up, it read...

"An OpenGL driver for your video card was not found. The game will not run with your current configuration. Please update your video card drivers in order to add OpenGL support."

It then says contact nvidia, ati, or intel to update. We rant the intel diagnostic and it says up to date. I chatted with an intel tech, they said they no longer support updates to this machine as it is old.

Basically, can I do anything to resolve? Can something be done online, or do I need something else? Or is it a lost cause?

Thanks in advance.

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AlHill
Super User
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Sorry, this 2009 laptop is a paperweight.  Nothing (processor, graphics) are supported.

Take it to the recycle bin, and get a new laptop.

Doc

 

O_Rochester
Beginner
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Thought as much, thanks. 

n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You may get some additional mileage out of it if you put a Linux distribution onto it. Ubuntu would be a good choice. Yea, it won't have the same gaming choices, but really, there aren't that many games that the kids want these days yet will still run on hardware this old.

...S