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Windows 7: Max Resolution?

30 Dec 2008   #1
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 
Max Resolution?

Hi,
I know Windows XP and Windows 7 Build 7000 are different but, in XP i used to be able to have my res at the max my old laptop could handle which was 1024 X 768
Now in Windows 7 It has been grayed out so i cant change it and is set to 600 X 400. Is there a way of increasing this or is this due to the fact with the new Windows my laptop cant handle it...

[specs]
Documentation
Inspiron 2600
1006MHZ Pent 3
640 Ram DDR1
Maximum resolutions
1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors
[/specs]


Thanks all


-baMBi-


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30 Dec 2008   #2
echrada

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you installed the right graphics accelerator drivers?
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30 Dec 2008   #3
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Yer, the only driver left i need to get is the pci modem. So all the graphics are installed properly. :S

-baMBi-
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30 Dec 2008   #4
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bambi View Post
Yer, the only driver left i need to get is the pci modem. So all the graphics are installed properly. :S

-baMBi-
what graphics card do you have???

it might just need to be updated...

have you checked windows update??
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30 Dec 2008   #5
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Well im not sure what the graphics are. If you see my first post it has a link to the specs on the Dell website. Mine is the inspiron 2600. It isn't very clear (to me) what it is.

-baMBi-

EDIT:

Found the problem. When i install the video controller (Intel 830) it asks for a reboot, When i do that it seems the drivers get lost. Since Windows tries to install the drivers on boot again.Any ideas?
AKA


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30 Dec 2008   #6
johngalt

 

Did you try to install eh driver for *XP*? If you you'll need to run the installer in Compatibility mode for XP....
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30 Dec 2008   #7
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

from what i see you can only use the xp drivers....

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30 Dec 2008   #8
bambi

Windows 7 7000; Windows XP Pro SP3
 
 

Ran the driver install in xp mode, it indtalled them fine. Wanted a reboot, then as usual seems to delete the drivers on reboot, and tried to search windows update again for the drivers. Shows in device manager as no driver present also. Im now at a loss unless there are some other ticks you can show me.

-baMBi-
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30 Dec 2008   #9
fords8

Vista
 
 

After the reboot, can you try a roleback the driver in Windows 7? If Windows 7 has a roleback feature.

I wonder if the unit is just to old for the OS.

Or the OS is seeing that driver it is installing as the best driver for the video. Anyway to get the OS to stop looking for the best driver?

Sorry, I am guessing here. Have not started running Windows 7 yet!
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30 Dec 2008   #10
johngalt

 

W7 does have the rollback - unfortunately, since it is the one removing the drivers, I am assuming that the rollback will to work as it is physically removing them.

Since those drivers are for XP only, I think that you are pretty much stuck....
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