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Windows 7: A problem with fresh install and screen resolution

10 Sep 2010   #11

Windows 7 32 bit

I'm not too sure what you mean by "never has and never will", as it was working properly before I uninstalled it.

My graphics card I have is ATI Radeon express but what my windows 7 is running is VGA standard adapter

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10 Sep 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jazz23 View Post
I'm not too sure what you mean by "never has and never will",
Just what I said, there is not now and never will be a Windows 7 driver for that video chipset. ATI declared it legacy and basically dropped support for it, and seeing as ATI is the only one to write drivers for ATI products HP/Compaq cannot provide anything newer than what they have (not that most laptop manufacturers usually provided much more than the driver that the laptops shipped with whether there was an update from the device manufacturer or not). As a result for any video cards like the one in your laptop the best you can use is the last Vista driver, and for those that are even older the last XP driver.

My graphics card I have is ATI Radeon express but what my windows 7 is running is VGA standard adapter
That means that the driver you tried to install didn't. If it didn't install properly or at all then something is blocking it. Did you try running the installer using Vista compatibility mode and the ran as administrator options?

Failing that check Windows Update and see what it has to offer. In most cases I avoid recommending WU for drivers, but in the case of older hardware like that it usually doesn't make a difference if it is there and used.
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10 Sep 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

Have you ever installed video drivers before because it's not for the faint hearted
Since when? What's so difficult about it? You download the file, run the exe and the driver installs. Most problems when installing any driver come down to 3 things,

1. Wrong driver to begin with.

2. System or configuration problem that won't allow the driver to install

3. User error.[/QUOTE]

This is why i asked the question, good luck in getting it working
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10 Sep 2010   #14

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Here is an ATI Radeon Xpress 200M Vista Legacy driver 9.8 with Catalyst Suite (Scanned with MSE). You will have to right click on the file>Properties>compatibility tab>check the box run in compatibility mode>drop down menu select Vista>check the box at the bottom run as administrator>apply> run the setup.exe file>and let it install.

I uploaded the file to RapidShare "Free" so you will have to click "Free" then wait for the clock to run down till you can download the file.RapidShare: 1-CLICK Web hosting - Easy Filehosting
If this won't work then please post back as their are a couple other things we can try. Fabe
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