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Windows 7: "Not compatible with Direct3D" help! =O

29 Dec 2008   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate beta (build 7000)
 
 
"Not compatible with Direct3D" help! =O

Hi,

I just installed windows 7 (build 7000) on my older dell inspiron 700m. Everything has been running smoothly except for what i believe is a video driver problem. My screen max res. is 1280x800 but it's limiting me to 1024x768 right now. I also can't do things like screensavers, because when I try to enable them, instead of the preview, i get a message saying that it isn't compatible with Direct3D. I went to the dell website and looked around for the newest driver.

On my system info page, it says that I'm using a standard VGA graphics display.

I didn't have this problem on XP SP3

Any help would be great...

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29 Dec 2008   #2

Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
 
 

The problem is that Vista and Windows 7 use DX 10, while XP uses DX9. Your computer uses Intel Extreme Graphics 855 chipset, There is a Vista driver here
http://www.download.com/Video-Intel-..._4-107026.html
you could try, but this chip is on the lower limit of being suitable for DX 10 and may not function correctly.

Norm
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29 Dec 2008   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate beta (build 7000)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NormCameron View Post
The problem is that Vista and Windows 7 use DX 10, while XP uses DX9. Your computer uses Intel Extreme Graphics 855 chipset, There is a Vista driver here
Video:Intel Extreme Graphics 855 GM Driver Version A10 - Free software downloads and reviews - CNET Download.com
you could try, but this chip is on the lower limit of being suitable for DX 10 and may not function correctly.

Norm
Ah, that makes sense. Thanks, I'll see how that goes. It's an older laptop so I'm not suprised something like this would happen...
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13 Jan 2009   #4

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

The thing that doesn't make sense is that MS has a driver for this chipset for Vista. And Vista and 7 share the same driver model. There is another thread here that is also tracking this problem.

Installing video driver for Intel 855 Centrino Chipset
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