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Windows 7: Newer Driver for an older computer!

22 Jan 2015   #1

Newer Driver for an older computer!

Hey all,
I just finally got around to upgrading my 8 yr old Dell B130 Laptop to running Windows 7.
The monitor only displays at 1024x768(max) and is stretched left-right. I'd like to find a driver that would
correct this stretching issue as well as offer some higher resolutions that I once had.

I installed the Intel tool to check and find updates for a Win7 driver but none were found.
I downloaded a Vista driver for the Monitor, but this did not want to install.


Motherboard Name - Dell Inspiron 1300/B120/B130
CPUID CPU Name - Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.70GHz

RAM Total - 2039 MB
North Bridge - Mobile Intel Alviso-G i915GM(S)/910GML
South Bridge: - Intel 82801FBM ICH6-M

BIOS Type - Phoenix
BIOS Version - A09
System BIOS Date - 06/29/06
Video BIOS Date - 11/14/03

Device Description - Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Chip Type - Intel(r)915GM/910ML/915MS Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
Video Adapter - Intel 82910GML/915GM(S) Graphics Controller 0

Thanks for any help offered!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2015   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi ... To old for Windows 7 Drivers ... Best you can do is try and Install a Driver for the Graphics ...

Try Install it in Compatibly mode ...

Product Support | Dell US
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jan 2015   #3


I did as described above and managed to install some chipset drivers in compatability mode, but the vga graphics drivers produced errors regardless of the possible options for install. I restarted the computer and it said it was installing the chipset drivers. Then it needed a restart, then another. Then it said it was installing vga drivers. Then another restart.

...And success. I now have 2 additional higher resolutions to work with. Now my circular icons look stretched top to bottom. Probably as I was slowly getting use to the left-right stretch!

Thanks for the insight Maxie


I'd better make an image of my drive so I do not have to go through the hoopla again in case of a reinstall.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

23 Jan 2015   #4

windows 7 home 64bit

Most welcome
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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