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Old May 20th 06, 05:37 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Hardware Profiles for 2 graphics cards

I've heard that some people have two graphics cards in their PC. How do
they select which one is operable and also prevent the two interfering with
each other?

I have an AGP graphics card in this PC (running WinME) and I have a PCI
graphics card I want to put in and do some tinkering and comparisons. This
is an old 500 Mhz PIII computer. The BIOS setup allows me to selectively
enable/disable devices (such as a graphics card), but I also need to tell
WinME which drivers to load and which not to load when it starts up. I've
done things like that before using different Hardware Profiles in Windows98
(but I've never had two graphics cards in the same PC before). With the two
HW profiles I could select which profile got used by having two sections in
the CONFIG.SYS file with names that corresponded to the names of the HW
Profiles. That way I got a boot menu that listed the two HW profiles to
choose from. Windows98 was designed to work that way. That was before
WinME. WinME doesn't allow you to customize CONFIG.SYS - so the boot menu
thing isn't available.

MY QUESTION: Has anyone here used HW profiles to make Windows choose
between graphics cards? Do you have any tips or suggestions on the subject?
Also, is there a way I can get some kind of boot menu where I can choose
between the different HW profiles?


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Old May 20th 06, 10:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Hardware Profiles for 2 graphics cards

Don't know if this will help resolve your issue but *maybe* a starting point
would be to take a look at the display.txt file in the windows folder (also
at :-http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262924/en-us

HTH and good luck

Mart



"Wrong Attitude" wrote in message
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I've heard that some people have two graphics cards in their PC. How do
they select which one is operable and also prevent the two interfering
with
each other?

I have an AGP graphics card in this PC (running WinME) and I have a PCI
graphics card I want to put in and do some tinkering and comparisons.
This
is an old 500 Mhz PIII computer. The BIOS setup allows me to selectively
enable/disable devices (such as a graphics card), but I also need to tell
WinME which drivers to load and which not to load when it starts up. I've
done things like that before using different Hardware Profiles in
Windows98
(but I've never had two graphics cards in the same PC before). With the
two
HW profiles I could select which profile got used by having two sections
in
the CONFIG.SYS file with names that corresponded to the names of the HW
Profiles. That way I got a boot menu that listed the two HW profiles to
choose from. Windows98 was designed to work that way. That was before
WinME. WinME doesn't allow you to customize CONFIG.SYS - so the boot menu
thing isn't available.

MY QUESTION: Has anyone here used HW profiles to make Windows choose
between graphics cards? Do you have any tips or suggestions on the
subject?
Also, is there a way I can get some kind of boot menu where I can choose
between the different HW profiles?




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Old May 20th 06, 12:03 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsme.general
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Default Hardware Profiles for 2 graphics cards

OK. Thanks for the info.

Bill S.


"Mart" wrote in message
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Don't know if this will help resolve your issue but *maybe* a starting

point
would be to take a look at the display.txt file in the windows folder

(also
at :-http://support.microsoft.com/kb/262924/en-us

HTH and good luck

Mart



"Wrong Attitude" wrote in message
...
I've heard that some people have two graphics cards in their PC. How do
they select which one is operable and also prevent the two interfering
with
each other?

I have an AGP graphics card in this PC (running WinME) and I have a PCI
graphics card I want to put in and do some tinkering and comparisons.
This
is an old 500 Mhz PIII computer. The BIOS setup allows me to

selectively
enable/disable devices (such as a graphics card), but I also need to

tell
WinME which drivers to load and which not to load when it starts up.

I've
done things like that before using different Hardware Profiles in
Windows98
(but I've never had two graphics cards in the same PC before). With the
two
HW profiles I could select which profile got used by having two sections
in
the CONFIG.SYS file with names that corresponded to the names of the HW
Profiles. That way I got a boot menu that listed the two HW profiles to
choose from. Windows98 was designed to work that way. That was before
WinME. WinME doesn't allow you to customize CONFIG.SYS - so the boot

menu
thing isn't available.

MY QUESTION: Has anyone here used HW profiles to make Windows choose
between graphics cards? Do you have any tips or suggestions on the
subject?
Also, is there a way I can get some kind of boot menu where I can choose
between the different HW profiles?






 




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