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Windows 7: Low resolution since upgrade to Windows 7

04 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Low resolution since upgrade to Windows 7

Hi there,

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!!

Thanks!!


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04 Jul 2012   #2

Seven ultimate 32bit
 
 

Hi

Try uninstalling your graphic driver with DRIVERSWEEPER, now install REVO and in advanced mode detect & uninstall all related applications. Once uninstalled, run CCLEANER to fix up you registry, remember to do your registry. Now download the latest PhysX & Driver from the manufacturers website & store them to your desktop. I know Nvidia should have an auto detect option that works like a driver detection app, this should allocate you the correct driver for your card. Don't install yet. Now download & install Auslogics defragger & run a slower but more intense defrag on your machine. Restart your machine & install both the graphic driver & PhysX..

Once done you should have only the downloaded driver in device manager under your display.
Let me know..
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04 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi SmurofNeves

Thanks for the reply! I will start all these installations now and I'll let you know!

Cheers,
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04 Jul 2012   #4

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You should use a Nvidia WHQL driver not a Beta version.

Beta means the bugs in the driver have not been corrected.

So you are not using the correct driver to install.
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04 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Got it working!! Thanks very much to both you for your help!! I did all the actions you specified SmurofNeves, but instead of using the beta version, I used a Windows 7 WHQL driver and it worked!!

So happy that this is fixed!!! It is such a relief to have a proper screen!!

Thanks again! You have been very helpful!!
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04 Jul 2012   #6

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You are welcome.
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14 Apr 2013   #7

7 64bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roykeane View Post
Got it working!! Thanks very much to both you for your help!! I did all the actions you specified SmurofNeves, but instead of using the beta version, I used a Windows 7 WHQL driver and it worked!!

So happy that this is fixed!!! It is such a relief to have a proper screen!!

Thanks again! You have been very helpful!!
Hi!
I know this is a very old post but i gotta try my luck.
Im having the exact same problem as you but the only driver i have to install is the beta one from nvidia.
Can you send me the one u used?
Ive tried everything with no sucsess its driving me crazy

ps: sorry my inglish (im portuguese)
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15 Apr 2013   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Visit guru3d.com for other drivers, they have tons! Link below to their Nvidia Vista/7 stash.

Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce Vista | 7
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11 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7
 
 

Hello!
i have the same problem with a Vaio VGN-FE41E
when i install 7400 Go drivers i have black screen and cant get in windows. i have to change to VGA from safe mode to reach desktop.

i tried drivers from nvidia and other sites.

Can anyone give me a working driver for Win 7 32bit? thank you!
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