OpenGL Extension Viewer under the normal power user account says I have “GDI Generic” as my default renderer (and of course, that means OpenGL 1.1). I got the program in the first place after experiencing some extremely slow FPS on OpenGL applications I’m trying to learn from like Stellarium but that becomes VERY hard with 0.06 FPS.
So here’s how this case is different: the problem ONLY occurs for this account. On an account with administrative rights, OpenGL works fine (updated to 1.4). Even weirder, OpenGL still works fine if I go into the administrator account and do “Run as” and run the program as a non-admin and vice-versa. This rules out a problem with the drivers.
I read somewhere that there are registry entries you need to have in order to have OpenGL running properly. Since the problem only occurs when logged into the power user account, I would assume that the problem has to be in HKCU or possibly HKUS (since doing Run as doesn’t kill the problem; you have to switch users to make it work). Someone said on a different site that this site has a list of those registry entries that are needed but I can’t find them.
Video card: Intel 915G (drivers updated to OpenGL 1.4; latest possible)
Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP3 (Genuine)
Processor: Intel Pentium 4 Duo-Core 2.8GHz