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Windows 7: Standar VGA graphics card help

16 Jul 2011   #11
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Just download the one you need for now and install it.

I suggested downloading and saving all of them (preferebly to an external source) so that if your computer crashes and you have to reinstall your OS, you'll have all the drivers you need without downloading them again.

Once you've installed Dell's graphics driver (or any other driver for that matter), Windows Updates does a pretty good job of keeping it up-to-date.


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16 Jul 2011   #12
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Is the computer registered with Dell? If not it won't recognise the service tag until you do and that's why it's offerering all the graphics drivers.

Either that or the service tag is not correct.
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16 Jul 2011   #13
windows7dude

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Is the computer registered with Dell? If not it won't recognise the service tag until you do and that's why it's offerering all the graphics drivers.

Either that or the service tag is not correct.

There was an option where I could let dell serach for my service tag. I used that one.

How do I know if it's registered or not?
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16 Jul 2011   #14
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by windows7dude View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Is the computer registered with Dell? If not it won't recognise the service tag until you do and that's why it's offerering all the graphics drivers.

Either that or the service tag is not correct.

There was an option where I could let dell serach for my service tag. I used that one.

How do I know if it's registered or not?
As far as I can remember from when I had a Dell you just open an account with them, and then register any Dell computers you have with them.

The service tag (s) then ensures you get offered the correct application and driver updates.
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16 Jul 2011   #15
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

It's possible that there are no Windows 7 drivers for the graphics in windows7dude's Dimension 4600.

If it uses the onboard (Intel 865G) graphics, Intel has made no Win7 (or Vista) drivers.

Graphics — Older Intel® graphics controllers and Microsoft Windows 7* operating system

Things aren't a lot better with some of the discrete graphics cards listed. The Radeon 9800 cards have Win7 drivers, but I think that none of the others do.

Did you run the Upgrade Advisor? That might have flagged hardware issues.
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17 Jul 2011   #16
windows7dude

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
It's possible that there are no Windows 7 drivers for the graphics in windows7dude's Dimension 4600.

If it uses the onboard (Intel 865G) graphics, Intel has made no Win7 (or Vista) drivers.

Graphics — Older Intel® graphics controllers and Microsoft Windows 7* operating system

Things aren't a lot better with some of the discrete graphics cards listed. The Radeon 9800 cards have Win7 drivers, but I think that none of the others do.

Did you run the Upgrade Advisor? That might have flagged hardware issues.
I'm pretty sure it does because I was able to adjust resolution before I reformatted. I reformatted because my computer wouldn't boot correctly.

Yes, I did. The only option is add anti-virus, which isn't needed right now because I just reformatted everything.
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17 Jul 2011   #17
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This is just an example,

Standar VGA graphics card help-h55.jpg

#1 is onboard video, and #2 would be for a video card. Which is your monitor connected too? If it is #1 as mentioned there is not now and never will be a Windows 7 or Vista driver for it and the best you're going to get is the last XP driver,

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=

If it is #2 you have a couple of ways of finding out what card it is,

1. Follow this, Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devicesand you should be able to find it that way.

2. If that doesn't work then the only other way to find out what it is is to pull the card from the computer and look up any model numbers found on the card.


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17 Jul 2011   #18
windows7dude

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
This is just an example,

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#1 is onboard video, and #2 would be for a video card. Which is your monitor connected too? If it is #1 as mentioned there is not now and never will be a Windows 7 or Vista driver for it and the best you're going to get is the last XP driver,

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Deta...&DownloadType=

If it is #2 you have a couple of ways of finding out what card it is,

1. Follow this, Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devicesand you should be able to find it that way.

2. If that doesn't work then the only other way to find out what it is is to pull the card from the computer and look up any model numbers found on the card.
Bro. YOU'RE THE SHIT MAN. THANK YOU!
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17 Jul 2011   #19
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So is it the Intel onboard or an actual card? And if a card, which one?
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17 Jul 2011   #20
windows7dude

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
So is it the Intel onboard or an actual card? And if a card, which one?
onboard bro.
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