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Windows 7: trouble with win7 and monitor

26 Apr 2010   #1
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 
trouble with win7 and monitor

Hi all,
my girlfriend just installed win7 over her xp pro in her dell dimention 3000.
the with onboard intel graphics. The problem is the display is huge but she can't seem to change them to the proper size res. she has done driver downloads and upgrades but the vga driver keeps taking over and giving no option to resize.
Just a note..we both just graduated an ComTIA a+ net+ class so tech help would be helpful...yes it is pluged in ..lol


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26 Apr 2010   #2
Techguystu

Microsoft windows 7 ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meadewolf1 View Post
Hi all,
my girlfriend just installed win7 over her xp pro in her dell dimention 3000.
the with onboard intel graphics. The problem is the display is huge but she can't seem to change them to the proper size res. she has done driver downloads and upgrades but the vga driver keeps taking over and giving no option to resize.
Just a note..we both just graduated an ComTIA a+ net+ class so tech help would be helpful...yes it is pluged in ..lol
hi
try going to the trouble shooter in the screen resolution setting are the problem fixer if not that try putting an alternate graphics card in
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26 Apr 2010   #3
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 

She tried that. No luck..we arre waitting for on another card in the mail.
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26 Apr 2010   #4
Casca

 

In Device Manager, select the video device, update driver, manually navigate to the driver folder and install.

Guru3D provides a tool - DriverSweeper - that is a 'must have' for recent A+ grads.
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26 Apr 2010   #5
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 

She is trying to do that but she doesn't have the driver..BTW thanks for the tip on guru I will go get it now.
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26 Apr 2010   #6
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 

the vga driver keeps taking over after restart. she doesn't have vga it is intel onboard...very confusing.
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26 Apr 2010   #7
Casca

 

You said...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meadewolf1 View Post
...she has done driver downloads and upgrades.....we both just graduated an ComTIA a+ net+ class
I heard...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by meadewolf1
... I am knowledgeable and am still having difficulty with the driver we have in our possession.
Use the Vista driver from Dell.
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26 Apr 2010   #8
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 

I have read that several times in other areas and told her that but she could not find it. I will go look for it for her. thank you. BTW I got the driver sweeper tool ...thanks.
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26 Apr 2010   #9
meadewolf1

windows 7
 
 

lol now dell support is not loading....lmao
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26 Apr 2010   #10
Casca

 

I cannot access any Dell pages now, either. I thought it was just me.

Maybe Dell bought a new Dell server.
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