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13 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 resolution problem on an older system

Alright so I have Windows 7 running fine on my newer, upstairs computer but when I tried to install it on my older computer downstairs, it was stuck in 640 resolution. I figure it is because I do not have a video card, but it seems silly that when I was running XP, I could set it to 800 x 600, but now I can't? My device manager lists my video card as "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter". This computer is about 6 years old, I have updated my drivers for both the monitor (IBM E74 CRT) and the video card. So, like I said above, my real question is why could I use 800x600 in XP, but not 7? and, is there anyway to get around this other than to go out and buy a video card?

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14 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to sevn forums WyattHook. We really need More information on your hardware, Please fill in system specs. Thanks Name:  usercp 1.png
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14 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you fabe, great site here. Sorry about that, I was in a bit of a fluster before so I didn't think to give more information. I updated my system specs, though I couldn't find where it says what motherboard I have in Windows 7. Hopefully there is enough information now.
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14 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Try typing in DXdiag in the search box, this wil give you a listing of your hardware. Also are you running 32 or 64bit 7 ? We need to know the your display adapter. Also with only having 512mb of ram and possibly having a graphic adapter that needs to share it your going to have troubles. But lets first establish what graphics adapter your running. Thanks. Fabe
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14 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I am running on 32bit

Name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Type: Intel(r)865G Graphics Chip Accelerated
Mode: 640x480 (16 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor (IBM E74)
Main Drive: vga
Version 6.1.7600.16385
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14 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Unfortunately the 865 is not totaly supported by intel. however after some research I have fopund a drive that works. Try this one Intel 82865g Driver (Vista-Win7).zip - Windows Live Best of luck Fabe
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14 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Thank you thank you thank you! You are a god amongst men.
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14 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I wouldn't go as far to say that but your welcome. Fabe
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