Lexxion, thank you for your solution. It appears to have worked for me. I've got a Dell 700m that I purchased back in 2005 and I am glad that I can use Windows 7 on this machine (sans Aero).
However, I am having an issue, which may or may not be caused by the video driver. After using the laptop for anywhere between 30 minutes to an hour, the laptop will simply shut down for no apparent reason. This has happened both when my laptop was plugged in as well as when it was running on battery.
I'm not sure if there's an error log of some sort where I can determine what is causing my computer to randomly shut down. Does anyone know?
Just as an FYI, in addition to the video driver, the only other drivers that weren't automatically found by Windows 7 were by printer driver (a Samsung ML-1740) and a "mass storage controller," which was a Texas Instrument SD card reader. I was able to find the driver for the TI card reader.
I uninstalled and re-installed both the media card and video drivers, so we'll see if I continue having this problem.
However, if anyone can tell me how if there's a way to diagnose my issue so that I know what's causing the random shutdowns, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Again, thanks Lexxion for such a great workaround!