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Windows 7: Win7 on P4 Poor screen coloration

20 Mar 2017   #1

Win 7 Home Premium
Win7 on P4 Poor screen coloration

Issue : Attempting to upgrade to Win7 from XP Pro
All seems ok except extreme screen coloration problems at 800x600
which is the only display setting allowed.
Under XP Pro SP3, on a different HDD, there were no screen issues
and the Monitor ( HP vx74 ) performed as expected.
A screen capture is shown at Untitled 1

Win 7 Machine Configuration follows
Intel D845GERG2L a 2003 MB A97835-106

Intel Desktop Board D845GERG2L - motherboard - micro ATX - Socket 478 - i845GE
Model Number: BLKD845GERG2L
Brand: Intel
Condition: New Bulk Board With Accessory
Alt. Part Number: D845GERG2L
Type: Motherboard

Technical Description
Brand: Intel
Model: BLKD845GERG2L
Socket Type: 478
CPU Type: Pentium 4 Prescott / Celeron
FSB: 533/400MHz
Number of Memory Slots: 2184pin
Memory Standard: DDR 333
Maximum Memory Supported: 2GB
AGP Slots: 1 x AGP 2X / 4X
PCI Slots: 3
PATA: 2 x ATA100 4 Dev. Max
Onboard Video Chipset: Intel Extreme Graphics
Audio Chipset: Integrated AC'97 Audio
Max LAN Speed: 10/100Mbps
USB 1.1/2.0: 4 x USB 2.0
Form Factor: Micro ATX
Dimensions (W x L): 9.6" x 8.2"
Monitor HP vx74 using
Microsoft Driver 6.1.7600.16385 which Win7 says is up to date
I know the MB and monitor are capable of good color at 800x600,
but don't know how to proceed.
Any ideas are appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2017   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

I trust that you have installed the Intel Graphics drivers. Or maybe not, since you can't change the screen resolution.

What is the native resolution of that monitor? The HP website shows it is 1024 x 768. Try setting the resolution to that and see if the screen quality improves. That is, if the machine will let you change it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2017   #3

Win 7 Home Premium

Tried win32_152824 but it says computer does not meet minimum requirements.
Tried win32_153633.4578 but it says computer does not meet minimum requirements.
Of course it is an Intel P4 MB
Still running MSFT 6.1.7600.16385 with poor coloration and MSFT says that driver is up to date.
Other ideas ?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Mar 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

Have you tried Right clicking your mouse on the Desktop screen & from that menu select Screen Resolution. This should open a window where you can change resolution. There is also an Advanced link there that should provide some additional settings you could try.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Mar 2017   #5

Win 7 Home Premium

I agree, I should see multiple resolutions. But only 800 x 600 is shown.
Advanced settings only addresses acceleration - nothing of value.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Mar 2017   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 and x64

Try extracting the installer (using 7-zip), then update the driver by pointing windows to the extracted files. This bypasses the "minimum requirements" issue.
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