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Windows 7: Will Windows 7 work on dell dimension 3000?

23 Aug 2010   #31
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello colinb, welcome to Seven Forums; glad you found a solution that works for you!


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23 Aug 2010   #32
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pablo24k View Post
hey Stan....i have a Dell Dimension 3000 and can't seem to get Aero working...any ideas....
After making sure you have the latest display driver, rightclick on Desktop, choose Personalize and select an Aero theme.

If you don't transparent windows, type Aero in Start Search box, then click on "Find and fix problems with Aero Transparency" troubleshooter.

It will either fix it, tell you how, or tell you why it won't work (most likely a driver deficiency).
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24 Aug 2010   #33
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Pablo24k View Post
hey Stan....i have a Dell Dimension 3000 and can't seem to get Aero working...any ideas....

Thanx Pablo24k

P.s. Thanks for the help with the res 1280x1024
The Dell Dimension 3000 shipped with an onboard Intel Extreme Graphics 2 (82865G) chip, which was originally a DirectX7 chip, but was updated after 2003 at some point to be a DirectX8 part. In either form, it is incapable of rendering Aero on Vista or Win7 (both require a DirectX9 capable card, at least).
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06 Oct 2010   #34
ddiscodave

7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by StanAnderton View Post

I am using a Dell Dimension 3000 with the onboard video right now. Yeah I know it doesn't meet the minimum specs that MS says you need, but it works just fine. I did an upgrade to the V word (Ultimate) just over a week ago on this old warhorse just for kicks, and then downloaded 7 Ultimate and decided to go for the gusto. I have a couple of virtual machines on my work computer with 7 and I use 2008 Enterprise server with Hyper-V as my desktop OS.

The only real trick with the video is this: Download the drivers from Dell for your original configuration, R106458.exe, and run it to extract the files to your drive. Following the 7 install you will have a glorious 640x480 desktop that made me want to lose my dinner, but don't lose hope. Navigate to the location of your driver files, c:\dell\drivers\R106458 if you went with the default, and locate the setup.exe file. If you try to run it you will be cussin' me 'cause it will choke and laugh at you and say you can't run this file on 7. So don't give it the satisfaction and just right click on the file and select properties. Select the compatibility tab and click the box for XP mode, and hit enter. You won't be able to see the whole dialog in the window nor could I scroll to bring it to view, but just hit enter. Then run the setup.exe and it will tell you that it needs to restart. Do it and when it comes up again you should be looking at a 1280x1024 screen.

Hope I didn't miss anything. Enjoy! You wont get video quality and performance as you would with a high performance video card, but it beats Vista or XP for that matter. A bit of a learning curve, but if you can figure the workarounds life is good.

Stan

thanks man .... worked for me =)
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25 Jan 2011   #35
sreeve29

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I just tried this and it worked like a charm. Didn't have to go out and buy a new video card. Good job Stan.
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25 Jan 2011   #36
gregrocker

 

Be sure to check optional Windows Updates for newer drivers including some built by MS to plug holes manufacturers won't.

Also enable auto hardware updating so newer drivers are cued in optional Updates: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

After these steps, any drivers not in the installer or delivered by optional Updates can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for your model computer or Device.

Google can help you track down evasive drivers which are increasingly rare with the fortune MS spent on Win7 drivers, after the experience with Vista where manufacturer's refused to update drivers to force new hardware purchases.
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14 Apr 2011   #37
qishengguan

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

i installed windows 7 in my Dell demission 3000, and the video display is not working well. I can not ajust the resolution up above 800x600, just can not get the driver to support it.
someboday recommend to run driver installer in compatiblity mode, do not know how and it seemed like not working.
I think there should be a way to let the graphic controller to function at least as good as windows XP, otherwise it will be the defect of windows 7.
any ideas?
any help is appreciated.

thanks again
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14 Apr 2011   #38
gregrocker

 

That model comes with Intel 845 g/gl graphics chipset or Intel 82865G chipset.

Which one does yours show under Device manager>Display adapter and also by inserting your Service Tag number into Dell Drivers webpage?

The Dell drivers for either are very old, but I believe Intel has newer drivers for those chipsets on their Support Downloads webpage which might be worth a try.

You should also enable now Hardware Auto-updating and check optional Windows updates after a few restarts for newer drivers since Win7 is very good with updating its own drivers: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware
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14 Apr 2011   #39
qishengguan

windows 7 ultimate 32
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
That model comes with Intel 845 g/gl graphics chipset or Intel 82865G chipset.

Which one does yours show under Device manager>Display adapter and also by inserting your Service Tag number into Dell Drivers webpage?

The Dell drivers for either are very old, but I believe Intel has newer drivers for those chipsets on their Support Downloads webpage which might be worth a try.

You should also enable now Hardware Auto-updating and check optional Windows updates after a few restarts for newer drivers since Win7 is very good with updating its own drivers: Automatically get recommended drivers and updates for your hardware

thanks, you have good energy!
My computer started to work. It is Intel 82865G chipset. I downloaded the driver from intel web, and it did not work.
today i run the same thing, and run the driver file on desktop: win2k_xp1217, and it is working now. That is why i say, you have good energy.
thanks.

qisheng
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14 Apr 2011   #40
gregrocker

 

That's an XP driver so i'm assuming you checked if Intel had a Vista driver for that chipset?

I would also try the Dell driver given for your Service Tag to see if there's any difference.

MS may have also modified drivers for that older hardware so keep an eye on optional Updates with hardware auto-updating enabled.
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