I know there have been a lot of posts regarding this issue but I have yet to find a solution for my problem.
I upgraded from Windows Vista 32bit to Windows 7 64bit ( I checked the system previously and it said it was 64 bit compatible). Previous to the upgrade, my resolution was 1200 x 800. Since the upgrade, the screen resolution is maxed out at 1024 x 768. I presumed this was a graphics card driver
issue. I went into Device Manager and saw my graphics card was called "Standard VGA adapter" instead of the Nvidia GeForce Go 7400 series.
I tired updating the driver for the VGA adapter and it told me everything was up to date. I then went to Nvidia website and downloaded the latest drivers
. (Here's where the fun started!) I downloaded the latest version for Windows 7 64bit, tried to install but it keeps telling me that it is a Vista driver and therefore cannot install. I tried running it in Compatibly mode, same thing again. It also tells me I'm running a 32bit version of Nvidia installer even though I downloaded Win 7 x64 version!?
I then downloaded the latest Windows 7 drivers for my version of the Sony Vaio, that failed to install.
I cannot find a windows 7 driver anywhere that will work! I've tried every possible driver / update for the laptop and graphics card but to no avail! I updated all the Windows updates, no difference either.
It was the correct version of display driver also "179.48 beta". I had read online if I uninstall the VGA adapter and then install graphic driver it will work but again I've had no luck.
It is really starting to annoy me now! I'm a graphic designer and I need the screen resolution at it best! I can't even install the Adobe creative suite as it says my graphics card is not high spec! I never had an issue with graphics display on Vista, I really don't want to go back to it though!
Any help on this would be greatly appreciated!!