I have loaded windows 7 on a Dell Inspiron 3000 (quite an old machine). Now, the display is only giving an 800x600 reslution. I discover that the chipset for the video graphics uses the Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2 version and neither Dell not Intel have a driver for windows 7 (gulp!).
The display would be OK at 800x600 except that windows are larger than the screen area. I have tried to find a setting that brings it all inside the boundary beu no luck.
Any advice appreciated as to how to get better display.
Well, I got a GF8400GS from Dabs (£45) and it installed perfectly with windows 7 (no cd driver install needed but I installed it anyway). I have to say I find W7 pretty resilient for installation. I've just ordered two more for our other PCs.
The only thing is that moving windows around the screen is a bit jerky (but not such to be annoying). Anyone any ideas why that might be (apart from this is an old PC Dell Dimension 3000 with 2GByte RAM?
I would use a driver backup utility before you install windows 7 - backup the drivers for xp or vista - whichever you are migrating from to another drive, usb stick or optical media. Then install seven and use the backup folder to install all the drivers causing issues - you can force windows to accept non-seven approved drivers and they do work - preserving your existing architecture.
The jerky screen is from gfx issues - try tweaking performance settings to not show windows contents when moving - this will cure this.