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Windows 7: Not Able to Upgrade?

23 Dec 2009   #1
Hwangman

Laptop: Vista/7 Premium
 
 
Not Able to Upgrade?

Hi all,

I have a HP Pavilion laptop (dv6810us). It's about 1.5 years old, so it came w/Vista. I currently have it dual booted w/7 Premium, and everything works fine except for the display. In the Vista boot, i get 1280x1024, very clear. When i boot into 7, it says it displaying the same resolution, but it looks horribly fuzzy, and the icons are larger.

I've tried all display/control panel options thus far, and i've ensured that i have all settings to their highest level. I've searched HP's website for compatible 7 display drivers, but nothing has been released. Is it that my laptop simply cannot handle 7?


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23 Dec 2009   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hwangman View Post
Hi all,

I have a HP Pavilion laptop (dv6810us). It's about 1.5 years old, so it came w/Vista. I currently have it dual booted w/7 Premium, and everything works fine except for the display. In the Vista boot, i get 1280x1024, very clear. When i boot into 7, it says it displaying the same resolution, but it looks horribly fuzzy, and the icons are larger.

I've tried all display/control panel options thus far, and i've ensured that i have all settings to their highest level. I've searched HP's website for compatible 7 display drivers, but nothing has been released. Is it that my laptop simply cannot handle 7?
It may be best if you fill in your computer specs.
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23 Dec 2009   #3
Hwangman

Laptop: Vista/7 Premium
 
 

Will do: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01391847&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us〈=en&product=3686683.

I guess i was off on my screen resolution specifics, but the problem is still the same.

2.00 GHz AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual-Core
3GB RAM
INVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M
15.4" WXGA High-Definition BrightView Widescreen (1280 x 800)
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23 Dec 2009   #4
gregrocker

 

You don't say if you have 32 or 64 bit, plus the specs need to be put in the link at bottom left of your posts for others to see as we go forward.

Have you tried uninstalling your Display adapter driver in Device Manager and forcing reinstall by restart?

You can then try the one which the Auto updater finds on the Driver tab of the Display adapter.

Continuously check Windows Updates for a newer one which may have arrived.

Next find the video driver on your computer model's Support downloads web page to see if it is different. If the problem persists, try installing it in Vista compatibility mode by right clicking the .exe file, selecting Properties then adjusting Compatibility tab.

Lastly find and install the driver on the Nvidia website for your video adapter. If the problem persists, try the Vista driver, then try it in Compatibility Mode.

At any point you can roll back to the previous driver using the button on the Device Driver tab. You can also see the full list of drivers you've added by selecting the Browse>Let Me Pick option on the Update Driver button on the Driver tab.

Usually about the time you know these drivers by memory, you will find the fix.
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23 Dec 2009   #5
Hwangman

Laptop: Vista/7 Premium
 
 

Hi Greg.

I updated my specs, though they're the same as in the link i posted. I'm running 32-bit in both Vista and 7.

I had not tried uninstalling my driver while in 7 and rebooting. However, i have grabbed the newest version of my driver from NVidia's website. No luck. I've also grabbed the latest version from HP's site and run it in both regular and Compatibility mode. Again, no luck. The HP rep i spoke to suggested that if the driver (direct from Nvidia's site) didn't work, my laptop might not be compatible w/7 at all, but that seems suspect to me.
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23 Dec 2009   #6
gregrocker

 

Have you tried this beta driver from Nvidia? NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA

You might want to try posting this in the Drivers forum for more expertise there. We're mostly installers here.
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