damonsta071
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Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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I recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and for some reason my computer won't let me change my resolution. It is stuck on 640 x 480, and it looks TERRIBLE!!! Can anybody tell me how to fix this problem, because I barely know ANYTHING about these things. emoticon.Confused.title

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brpyrate
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RE: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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Thanks to NYGnat

(And DJ Toast over on Driver Guide .com)

I installed:

 "  82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Chipset Graphic Driver Version 6.14.10.4342 For Windows 7  "

From:http://forums.driverguide.com/showthread.php?p=107595&si=9f00c2c6923f1f216324738e3925d754#post107595

 

on my Demension 2400 AND Solved the whole Graphics Driver mess created by

the "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" Windows 7 automatically installs.

 

I used Philip Yip's "Unofficial  Windows Installation Guide"   

http://dellwindowsreinstallationguide.com/ 

to install it VIA the Device Manager as he suggested.

Guys,

Ya saved me!

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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You need to install the driver for the Video Card. Because Dell didn't release Windows 7 drivers, you will have to manually install the XP driver.

If you download and install 7zip (32 bit .msi file).

Then you may create a new folder on the desktop or on the C: drive. Copy the drivers from the dell website (R96001, R106456, R79733 & R86399) into it.

Then press [Windows] and [Pause|Break] to open the system properties window.On this screen next select Device manager.

Go to display adaptors

Left click the arrow beside display adaptors, right click your device and select update driver software...

Select browse my computer for driver software and select the folder on the desktop or c: drive where you put the drivers in. Then select next, next, finish.

Then reboot. See if things are any better.

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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DELL-Manpreet C
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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Hi DAMONSTA071,

Welcome to the Dell Community.

I understand that you have upgraded the OS from Windows XP to Windows 7. However, I would like to inform you that  this upgrade is not recommended as the Dimension system is one of the older computers and Windows 7 requires more resources for it to run properly on a computer. Yet, please try these steps and let me know of the outcome.

  1. Download and save this driver to the desktop from this link:- http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/19/DriverDetails/DriverFileFormats?DriverId=R106456&FileId...
  2. Once saved, Right click the file and select properties and then go to "Compatibility" tab and select the option "Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP.
  3. Click "Apply" and "OK"
  4. Then, install the driver , reboot PC and try to change the resolution
Please reply if you have further questions.
Glad to be of assistance
Thanks and Regards,
Manpreet C
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rdunnill
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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An alternative is to buy a discrete video card like the Sparkle 8400GS, which has native Windows 7 drivers.

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damonsta071
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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Where can I find R79733

I went into the Drivers and Downloads section and downloaded three of the drivers but I couldn't find R79733...

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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R79733

Dr Philip Yip
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damonsta071
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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How do I install R106456

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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Have you tried the compatibility mode or the manual install?

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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damonsta071
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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Compatibility Mode is what I am trying to do I just need to know how to install that one driver

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dell Dimension 2400 w/ Windows 7- CANT CHANGE RESOLUTION???

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The file should extract to C:\Dell\Drivers\R106456

In this folder there should be a setup.exe you will need to right click that and select the compatability mode to XP, then run the setup.exe

Dr Philip Yip
Tech Enthusiast and Author of the Unofficial Dell Windows Reinstallation Guide

Windows FAQs and OEM Downloads


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