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Windows 7: Installing video driver for Intel 855 Centrino Chipset

11 Jan 2010   #161
zrtom

W8 Pro, W7 Ultimate, XP Pro x64, Vista x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lexxion View Post
Flaming Homer,

I am the author of that tutorial. I tried to post it here for all to use but it said that administrator has to evalutate it. I guess someone deleted it!!!!

Anyway,

It is nice that the tutorial worked for you . It took me a while to figure this mess out.

I would advise you to do STEP 6 to bring the vgapnp.sys to usuable state.

Lexxion
Works on a Toshiba A15-S129. Thanks.
Now if I can get some newer drivers to stick so I can enable Aero....
Tom


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14 Jan 2010   #162
hardwarefailure

Duh?
 
 

lexxion, you are THE MAN.

Tricking win7 to not being able to reinstall the generic vga drivers was clever, and finding the driver that worked is golden.

Anyway, used Lexxions Guide on a Dell 700m and it worked perfectly.

Had a bit of a weird scare tho...

The laptop is a bit old and installing the drivers took forever, at least 60 sec. The screen almost immediately went black but the HD kept plugging away. Eventually heard the found new hardware trumpet sound twice, then the HD light stopped. I moved the trackpad, nothing. Hit enter twice, and then heard the windows7 shutdown sound, some more HD activity then a reboot. (I assume there was simply a reboot prompt window open I couldnt see)

Upon restart - viola! Drivers installed with NATIVE RESOLUTION support! Had to manually change to 32bit color. Cant do anything fancy but the main thing is running native resolution.

Its really sad that intel and/or microsoft (mostly intel) cant provide at least simple driver support for older chips like the 855GM... its not like they are uncommon, bizillions of notebooks were sold with them.

Again, thank you sooooo much lexxion.
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16 Jan 2010   #163
birdiecrow

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hardwarefailure View Post
lexxion, you are THE MAN.

Tricking win7 to not being able to reinstall the generic vga drivers was clever, and finding the driver that worked is golden.

Anyway, used Lexxions Guide on a Dell 700m and it worked perfectly.

Had a bit of a weird scare tho...

The laptop is a bit old and installing the drivers took forever, at least 60 sec. The screen almost immediately went black but the HD kept plugging away. Eventually heard the found new hardware trumpet sound twice, then the HD light stopped. I moved the trackpad, nothing. Hit enter twice, and then heard the windows7 shutdown sound, some more HD activity then a reboot. (I assume there was simply a reboot prompt window open I couldnt see)

Upon restart - viola! Drivers installed with NATIVE RESOLUTION support! Had to manually change to 32bit color. Cant do anything fancy but the main thing is running native resolution.

Its really sad that intel and/or microsoft (mostly intel) cant provide at least simple driver support for older chips like the 855GM... its not like they are uncommon, bizillions of notebooks were sold with them.

Again, thank you sooooo much lexxion.
pls help me.
stuck at step 4.
when i try to open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys in notepad,
popup shows "Access to c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys is denied"
what i've done wrong.
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17 Jan 2010   #164
birdiecrow

win7
 
 

pls somebody help me
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17 Jan 2010   #165
lexxion

Win XP / Win 7
 
 

I think there are 2 things you can do. Make sure your windows account has administrator privileges or instead of typing 'cmd' in search , you should try typing 'notepad' and right click and say that you want to run it as administrator. You might be prompted for admin login. Then you should have notepad running as admin and since you took ownership of the file it should work.
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18 Jan 2010   #166
birdiecrow

win7
 
 

i've already running in administrator login.
untill step to open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys
then i right click there is no run as administrator.

means i've already runs as administrator,right?
correct me if i'm wrong.
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18 Jan 2010   #167
birdiecrow

win7
 
 

my problem solved!!yeahh!!!
i found very useful thread HERE
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28 Jan 2010   #168
Bloggitt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Thanks lexxion,

Your guide worked a treat on my Toshiba Satellite R10 Laptop/Tablet PC.
Colours were a bit dodgy when I set them to 32bit, but settled down after a reboot.
Everything looks fine now.

Is there any reason why I shouldn't stop after step 5?
After the problems it's caused I'd rather leave vgapnp.sys disabled.

I don't suppose you know how to enable screen rotation as well do you?

Thanks again.
Bloggitt
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29 Jan 2010   #169
lexxion

Win XP / Win 7
 
 

There was a guy here who posted a fix for screen rotation. Just look through this thread going from this page back.
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30 Jan 2010   #170
Bloggitt

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, I'd already tried following KidDynamic's instructions (#118 on p12), but they didn't work for me.

Tried turning my brain on and had another go - slightly different but worked.
Instead of enabling the rotation here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / Software / Intel / CUI
It was here:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SOFTWARE / Intel / CUI / DISPLAY1

Took a guess on downloading from Toshiba and util_tvap_vista_25649A.exe works for me (mostly) even though my R10 tablet isn't supported past XP Tablet Edition.

Thanks again Lexxion and KidDynamic, my Tablet's just about useable now.
Bloggitt
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