From the drivers
page that you posted, we can see that there are no Windows 7 drivers. Just Vista, so there is a chance that this just won't work. HOWEVER.... I'm not giving up on you just yet
Have you run the Windows 7 Upgrade advisor to make sure that the card will work happily in Windows 7. Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor
If it passes, then lets ensure that the drivers and programs are all installed correctly. IN WINDOWS
IN THE BIOS
- Uninstall the current display driver software
- Download the latest drivers (Vista ones unless you can find Windows 7), lalso look on the ATI website as well as the DELL website.
- If you can't find Windows 7 drivers then using the Vista ones from the DELL website
- Right click on the setup.exe (or install.exe) and set the compatibility to Windows Vista. Ok to exit.
- Right click again on the EXE and select 'Run as Administrator' to install it.
- Once installed, look for the display program exe and also set this to Vista compatibility.
- Now repeat this process for your keyboard drivers
- Finally repeat this again for your displays, including plugged in monitors (the displays are different from the display adapter, the display is the Monitor or screen on your laptop, the display adapter is the card/device that sends the signals to the display).
- Now check if the short-cut keys work
Normally you can update the bios via a Windows.exe. I didn't download the BIOS and check the DELL drivers (because it asked me to install DELL stuff on my ASUS
). If there isn't such a program you will need to create a DOS boot disk. Boot with this and then run the bios upgrade program.