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Windows 7: will NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 work in Windows 7

20 Oct 2009   #1
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
will NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 work in Windows 7

I am getting ready to do a fresh install of Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit. It is on an HP DV2200, running Vista Home Premium with an Intel Core2 CPU T5200 @1.60GHz processor. And it has the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 GPU.

I ran the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor and it informed me that Windows Aero will not work on my computer because my current graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero interface. I'm surprised by that message since this computer seems to fall within all of the minimum system requirements.

I checked the NVIDIA website for a Windows 7 driver for the GeForce Go 7200 GPU, but it says that one is not available. I am currently running the most updated version for Vista, 179.48. NVIDIA DRIVERS 179.48 BETA

My question is this: Do you think that I will be able to run Windows 7 Home Premium on this computer with my current driver? Can I run the video driver in Vista compatibility mode?

Thanks in advance for your help. I appreciate it.


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20 Oct 2009   #2
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I found out that 64Mb is required to run Aero in Vista and in Win7. But the Upgrade Advisor was only seeing 32 MB on my GPU even though the GeForce Go 7200 is 128 MB. But, I forgot that a portion of the 128 MB is shared. So that makes sense.
It seems like it will work fine in Win7.

And speaking of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, I was using the beta version when I received that incompatibility message about Aero. I found out that the final version of the Upgrade Advisor was released today. When I downloaded it and ran it, there was no longer the incompatibility message about Aero. So perhaps they fixed its dumbness!

I'm looking forward to Win7, and I will keep this thread updated if I find out anything quirky when I do the win7 install.
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20 Oct 2009   #3
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpzbc View Post
I found out that 64Mb is required to run Aero in Vista and in Win7. But the Upgrade Advisor was only seeing 32 MB on my GPU even though the GeForce Go 7200 is 128 MB. But, I forgot that a portion of the 128 MB is shared. So that makes sense.
It seems like it will work fine in Win7.

And speaking of the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, I was using the beta version when I received that incompatibility message about Aero. I found out that the final version of the Upgrade Advisor was released today. When I downloaded it and ran it, there was no longer the incompatibility message about Aero. So perhaps they fixed its dumbness!

I'm looking forward to Win7, and I will keep this thread updated if I find out anything quirky when I do the win7 install.
From the spec I would say yes.
But because of the 32mb it might not run Aero-translucency.

Google for other user's experience, or just try it out.

Note: I run Win7 on my laptop without Aero-translucency, and I'm perfectly happy with it.

Greetings.

Specifications



  • performance Class: 4
  • Series: GeForce Go 7000
  • Codename: G72M
  • Pipelines: 4 Pixel-pipelines and 3 vertex-pipelines
  • Speed: chip: 450 MHz, memory: 350 MHz
  • Memory: DDR-3, maximum: 64 MB, Bus: 32 bit, TurboCache
  • directX: 9c, Shader Model 3.0
  • Properties: PureVideo, + 192 MB TurboCache
  • info: 90nm, 112 million transistors, PCI-E
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20 Oct 2009   #4
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thank you for the advice. I don't necessarily need the translucense either. I'll be happy as long as the it doesn't look like Windows 2000
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20 Oct 2009   #5
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpzbc View Post
Thank you for the advice. I don't necessarily need the translucense either. I'll be happy as long as the it doesn't look like Windows 2000
No classic look.
My Geforce 4200 go was not supported.
I had to hack a XP driver to get the right screensize.

I also found a little program to make the taskbar transparent.
It has a slider to set the amount of transparency.

When it turns out you can't run Aero, PM me for the program, I'll send it to you.

This is my lappy:

will NVIDIA GeForce Go 7200 work in Windows 7-screencapture.png


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20 Oct 2009   #6
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the offer. I will PM you if it turns out that way.
Let's hope not!
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23 Oct 2009   #7
gpzbc

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Woohoo!! It worked perfectly! No problems at all. It couldn't have been easier. In fact, I didn't have to do anything. I just did a fresh install and Windows found a compatible driver.
Great!
Thanks for all of your help.
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23 Oct 2009   #8
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gpzbc View Post
Woohoo!! It worked perfectly! No problems at all. It couldn't have been easier. In fact, I didn't have to do anything. I just did a fresh install and Windows found a compatible driver.
Great!
Thanks for all of your help.
Nice to hear,

Congratulations.
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