*** Important: this solution is only valid if you have a working driver for your operating system.
*** Windows 10 is not supported on the Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express ***
Starry Night College crashes when switching to daylight time ranges, or crashes when accessing certain student exercises.
Upon start up of Starry Night, before you do anything else, do this:
1. Go to File ----> Preferences ---> Shaders
2. Uncheck the option for "use shaders where available"
3. Quit Starry Night, and the restart.
4. Try Starry Night again.
Unfortunately, this fix did not work for me.
Computer: Acer laptop model Aspire 5732Z.
Operating System: Windows 8.1.
Graphics chips: Intel "Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset" The error message "Starry Night Application has stopped working..." came up as soon as the program started; I was unable to go to (to click on) the FILE menu because the only action the Win 8.1 error message permitted was closing the program.
I started Starry Night several times to try to carry-out the fix; every attempt had the same unsuccessful result.
On Windows 8:
The Mobile Intel 4 Series Express graphics card is not supported under Windows 8. Intel did not write a Windows 8 driver for this graphics card. It will not work on Windows 8.
On Windows 7, Vista, XP: Intel provides working drivers. Starry Night will work fine.
I have been running SN PRO 6 on my Windows 7 Acer Aspire laptop which has an Intel "Mobile Intel Series Express Chipset" for a few months now, yes it does crash sometimes, unaware of the demands of OpenGL I upgraded to SN7 a few days ago, and obviously it doesn't work, I get as far as entering lat/lon then it closes.
How do I transfer SN7 onto a new more powerful laptop that can operate OpenGL, as all new laptops in the UK only have Windows 8 installed, will that be a problem?
Please see this KB article to run Starry Night 7 on the Intel Mobile 4 Express Chipset Series:
Follow the instructions and let me know when you're up and running.
Special note: this patch may be included with the 7.0.2 update due out today or tomorrow.
Hi, I have a Compaq Presario CQ61, running windows 10, with a Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express *** graphics card. From what I've been reading, I'm basically stuffed. :-) Correct, or is there a workaround?
Windows 10 is not officially supported on Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express graphics card. There are no drivers, no graphic driver specifically, without which SN7 can not run.
Your options are:
1. Install SN7 on a different computer with a supported OS.
2. Revert to Windows 7 on the computer with the Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express graphics card. Windows 7 was the last official OS for that card.
Just downloaded the Stary night for my Celestron telescope. Says my windows 10 doesn`t have the right driver for graphics...??? HELP!!!!!