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07-03-2012 06:40 PM - edited 07-03-2012 06:51 PM
I have a workaround driver you can use that will allow you to change your screen resolution and enable graphics acceleration.
Try to play one of the bundled games that come with Windows 7 and you'll see the acceleration error I am referring to.
However you will never have Aero. That is because the Intel GMA900 video adapter is only partially Windows 7 capable.
So, here is what you need to do...
Download and run this notebook driver for the GMA900.
Upon running the driver, you will get an error that states in substance that the operating system is not supported.
Close the error window.
Now, go to the device manager and under the display adapters section, click on your standard VGA controller. Click on the driver tab. Click on Update driver. Select the "Browse my Computer for Software" method and browse to the installation folder that was created when you first ran the package.
That folder is located in C:\SWSetup\sp34749.
Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked, and the driver should install.
Upon reboot, you will be pleased to see your graphics work as they used to on XP. You will be able to change the resolution and now when you open one of the Microsoft games, they will function normally and without errors.
Just no Aero. Your taskbar will be gray like it was in XP.
That is the best you're going to be able to do, unless you add a windows 7 capable PCI graphics card.
Your PC does not come with a separate PCIe x16 video slot like the dc7100 has.
PCI video cards are expensive, not as good as a PCIe video card, and in my opinion, just not worth installing in your old PC.
07-04-2012 05:14 PM
Many thanks for your help, The driver seems to work just fine
I still have a yellow triangle in the device manager with an !
in the middle? plus my 24" monitor still has black boarders
07-04-2012 05:20 PM
You're very welcome.
You may need to install the driver for your 24" monitor.
On what device is the yellow triangle with the ! mark?
You may have to right click on that, click on the driver tab, click on update driver, be connected to the internet, select the automatic search for drivers and see if a driver is automatically installed.
You may also have to right-click on the device, select Uninstall, and reboot. See if the situation is resolved.
07-05-2012 04:40 AM
Ok i got the driver for the monitor, Thanks
But the yellow triangle is still there, and yes it is on the graphics.
I have tried doing what you told me , but it's still the same?
And the screen saver will not activate, It says the vid card is not
07-05-2012 05:11 AM
Apparently, your PC is not completely happy with that video driver.
See if Installing the chipset driver and see if that gets rid of the issue. First driver listed
If that doesn't get it see this post below and try the driver posted by PhilBene on the second page of the thread (his post marked in green). He has a link to download the driver from his Skydrive folder.
Try manually installing that one.
07-05-2012 07:55 AM
I followed your instructions and although the new driver worked
I still have the screeen saver issue, but i can live with that!
It is still showing the yellow triangle in the device manager also.
07-05-2012 09:06 AM
I'm thinking since that driver was for an old notebook with the 4:3 screen, it is defaulted to that setting.
Can you go to your control panel and in the display settings change the orientation to landscape or 16:9 or something?
I am not at a W7 PC right now, so I don't know what options for changing display orientation, etc, are.
There are resolutions made for 4:3 screens and there are resolutions made for 16:9 (widescreen).