The Windows XP driver
for the ATI Radeon 9200 will "work" (sort of). If you download the install package from ATI/AMD and run install, it will chug along for a bit and then fail. What it did
do successfully is unzip the install files to an ATI directory. You then install the drivers
by going into device manager, then display driver, then do a driver upgrade, pointing to the directory into which the initial package was unzipped into. It should successfully install. You will now be able to change resolutions to widescreen displays, etc. Be sure to use the last
version of the Catalyst drivers that worked with XP (which is not the latest
The problem with the Radeon 9200 is that it does not support the latest versions of DirectX, and ATI/AMD has no plans for any sort of software/hardware hack to make the card any more friendly towards Windows 7 (or Vista, for that matter). Your computer will not shut down gracefully --- you will bluescreen with some sort of ativgasys.dll error message and go into an automatic system reboot. You will have to do a hard shutdown (press and hold the power button). I don't know if there is a working choice in Windows 7 to "shut down with system error."