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Windows 7: vista display driver prompt after installing windows 7

07 Dec 2014   #1
johandix

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vista display driver prompt after installing windows 7

Bought Latitude e6400 with windows 7 installed. Had been Vista. Getting prompt about Display Driver/Intel graphics for Vista not working and shuts down and restarts.


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07 Dec 2014   #2
Gator

Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Im a little confused. You bought a new e6400 with 7 already installed? Where does the vista come into play? Was this bought new or did you buy it from someone that had Vista previously but then installed Windows 7?

Where did you download the drivers from? You should be getting Windows 7 drivers from here:
Product Support | Dell US

If Vista drivers aren't working (which they typically do work on Win 7) make sure you change the OS so that you download the correct drivers.
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07 Dec 2014   #3
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Did you just acquire this pc ?

Did the pc come with a Windows 7 key ? If so re install 7, start from square one.

Clean Install Windows 7
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07 Dec 2014   #4
johandix

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Bought the laptop used/refurbished from a private party. Originally had Vista but he installed Windows 7. I do not have a key. The only real problem I have is that the screen goes black--comes back and I see the prompt about the display driver has stopped and recovered. Thanks for responses.. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated..
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07 Dec 2014   #5
johandix

windows 7 home premium
 
 

I might add that I am very much a novice when it comes to these things so thanks in advance for understanding.
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07 Dec 2014   #6
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Dual Boot: Windows 8.1 & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johandix View Post
Bought the laptop used/refurbished from a private party. Originally had Vista but he installed Windows 7. I do not have a key. The only real problem I have is that the screen goes black--comes back and I see the prompt about the display driver has stopped and recovered. Thanks for responses.. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated..
Try to download/update the driver at the site I posted a link for in my first response.

Make sure you download the display drivers for Windows 7
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07 Dec 2014   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Is windows 7 activated ?

Does the laptop stay on at all ? Can you run windows update ?

Does it have the COA on the bottom ? With a readable Vista key ?

Let us know if you`d like to re install Vista.
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07 Dec 2014   #8
johandix

windows 7 home premium
 
 

Yes it stays on and I would say probably if used constant to 1/2 hr. it shut down probably twice. I would like to stay with W7. No COA.. It is updating and I ran a full scan today.
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10 Dec 2014   #9
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You never answered if windows is activated ??????
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