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Windows 7: W7 not allowing native LCD resolution

17 Jan 2009   #1

W7 not allowing native LCD resolution

I have a couple of "older" machines that I'm trying to install build 7000 on. While they install OK, I cannot seem to get Windows to find the native display resolution of the built in LCD panels. One of the systems is an notebook (generic) and the other is an old Gateway 610 all-in-one. Both have a 1280x768 LCD panel. The 610 has an Intel 865G controller and the notebook also has shared memory video with a different Intel chipset. I understand that Aero won't work, so that's not an issue, but I really want to be able to set the resolution to 1280x768 and all that Windows 7 will permit is 640x480, 800x600 and 1024x768 using the VGA driver it installs. Any ideas on how to get the driver to allow custome screen resolutions! (This works just fine under XP/Vista, BTW)


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17 Jan 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello gmccord,

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Have you tried to find updated drivers. Might also try running Windows Update and see if there are any driver updates there.

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18 Jan 2009   #3


Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I tried windows update and searched a bit for new drivers, but to no avail. For some strange reason, Intel doesn't seem to want to prioritize driver updates for obsolete hardware for beta OS'es. Go figure!

I think I need to find a way to override the Windows 7 drivers with the older Vista drivers, but I haven't figured out how to do that so far....
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14 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7


i have the same gateway 610 and have the exact same problems you are having. In fact, it doesn't even give me a monitor option in device manager. have you made any progress with this?

On a second note... i seem to have sound, but no (2.1) subwoofer output. is that working for your?

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16 Feb 2009   #5

Windows 7 x64 build

OK guys you need to find a 3rd party driver to find what kind of GPU you have. Try going to run and type in dxdiag and find your graphics card and google it.

if you cannot install that driver and over ride, then you can force it by going into the device manager and go to the graphics/ display (not sure what its called) and click update driver
then browse for drivers and then let me pick from on my hard drive and then specify the driver and over ride it. if it gives you this driver is not digitally signed go ahead and say install.

**NOTE** its probablly smart to create a restore point prior to installing the drivers. just sayin..

hope it helps
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09 Nov 2009   #6


i suggest trying 2 install your original vga driver over the standard vga driver that comes with windows 7,and do that in safe mode by pressing f8 on start up after reboot...hope this works 4 u as it did for me....just do the upgrade thingy in device manager..good luck!!!
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