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Display adapter WDDM 1.0

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I want to upgrade three Dell Inspiron 530S workstations from XP to Windows 8.1.  The requirements say the display adapter must be
DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher drive.
I confirmed DirectX9 using the dxdiag program, but I'm not sure about the WDDM driver.
Anyone know how I can confirm WDDM 1.0 on the display adapter?
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When you run dxdiag click into the Display section and it shows the WDDM version on that page...did you not see that? See my attachment for reference
WDDM.jpg
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I don't see a driver model listed.  I've attached the screenshot.
dxdiag.bmp
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smckeown777 earned 500 total points
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Well you are running XP...my mistake, that's why you can't see the WDDM version since it didn't exist for XP

Ok from checking the Dell site for the drivers(http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/product/inspiron-530s) for that model I see they have Vista(32/64 bit) drivers - those are WDDM 1.0 drivers...so that usually is a good enough confirmation that the card is WDDM 1.0 compatible...so I think you should be ok

Note there are no Windows 7/8/8.1 drivers for that model on the Dell site but since its an Intel onboard graphics card it will usually work with the Microsoft driver in any case...
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