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  • Hi!
    A few months ago I decided to buy me a new computer. I have chosen ASUS EAX1950XTX as my graphics card. All worked well with Windows XP. I was able to use TV Out and the capture video input via composite. Well, I recently decided to buy Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit. It all started well, but some parts of my computer stopped working. One of them was the composite input of my computer's graphic card. I started to research on various websites and I have contacted the ATI and ASUS support. I wasn't able to find any solution so I searched and searched and searched. At some point I read, that Windows DRM would block those ports, because they wouldn't be supported as secure devices by Windows DRM.

    As it seems like that ATI can not provide any drivers because Windows just blocks it all the time, I would like to know, whether my problem is created by Windows DRM and if yes, how I can deactivate this unneeded and unwanted "feature" of Windows Vista. You know, I don't play any DRM secured media on my computer so I really don't want to have some weired software preventing my brand new 1800 Euro expensive computer (without the 200 euro for buying Windows Vista 64 Bit Ultimate Systembuilder) from working.

    So do you have any idea on making my day better and getting a wow out of my mouth? It would be a big one I guess..

    Greetings
    Andreas
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 10:49 AM

Answers

  • I think deactivating DRM is kinda system hacking. That's not legal or possible.
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 5:11 PM

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  • I think deactivating DRM is kinda system hacking. That's not legal or possible.
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 5:11 PM
  • well, I don't want to bypass it, I just want to stop it from preventing my computer from running.
    If someone can tell me, which file to corrup through a bad hex-value, I'm sure I can force my harddrive to destroy that specific byte on my harddisk Wink As far as I know malfunctioning harddrives are not mentioned in that thing they call EULA.. Wink

    Anyway: Is there any official German M$ hotline I can phone and ask for some deatils about DRM and graphic cards by ATI?

    Andreas
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 5:45 PM
  • Protected Video Path (PVP) doesn't stop your computer from running or switch off your hardware, no matter what you may have read on various scaremongering sites. The only thing it will do is degrade the quality of specially marked Hi-def content (of which none exists today) to a quality slightly better than DVD, if your hardware doesn't support end-to-end encryption.

     

    If you are having issues with your computer you'd be better off looking for traditional driver issues/application compatability issues than worrying about possible DRM behaviour.

    Thursday, April 5, 2007 7:43 PM
  • Hi!
    Well the ASUS support said, that it's an issue created by Microsoft with Windows Vista. You know, everything works with XP and ATI has included the functionality in Catalyst 7.3, but there is some part of Vista preventing the graphics card from working.. It just somehow doesn't allow me to capture through any composite port.. I meanwhile have tested several different types of cards like graphic cards and tv-tuner cards.. None of them was able to access its composite port...

    Andreas
    Thursday, April 5, 2007 8:04 PM