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PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:42 pm 
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IS there a way to update the video drivers on the HP EX490s to a point where I can at least enable aero and possibly watch videos? I have installed Windows Media Center on WHS 2011 and my HP EX490 but I can't test everything because I believe Windows is reporting insufficient video memory. I have upgraded to a quad core CPU and 4 gigs of ram but I cant see anyway to throw a graphics card in this thing, which is why I am hoping for better video support from a different driver. Thanks.


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what good would a upgraded video driver do in a ex490.
It does not display anything except for the console and RDC.
It is not designed to display HD graphics.
You need to move WMC outside of the server to a pc or use like a xbox.
Or use a media player that will play back the files stored on the server.

All it can do is supply the file to another device to display like streaming.
Now the question comes is what resolution did you save your media files.
If it was a HD resolution then the playback device is at fault.
I don't think you can find a cpu the has HD graphics to use in the server, which is what is needed, not a video driver.

Windows media center will not playback bluray files period.
And you need to edit the registry to enable the library.
At least the last time I tried it.

I don't know where you are trying to playback the videos on but I have had great success with using a rasberry PI using OSMC.
Which has Kodi.
It works extremely well and it can be done for around $80.00 per tv
For a pc just install

WHS v1
VGA/PS2 Keyboard/PS2 Mouse/Serial debug board
Q9450s CPU
Stock Ram
ESATA Sansdigital Towerraid TR5M-B
Popcorn C-200
Popcorn A-200
Dune HD Connect
Rasberry PI OSMC(KODI)
ReadyNAs RN316

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