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Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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Hello,

I see that it is NOT possible to change the resolution  from my screen using the driver " video Graphics Chip 865Gr Accelerated VGA", since I installed Windows 7 on my Desktop Dell Dimension 3000.

I have a very low reolution now and I can NOT change to a higher resolution.

What can I do?

Best thanks,

JLD

 

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fireberd
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Re: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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Dell does not support Vista or Windows 7 on the 3000, so there is no video driver available from Dell.  If Windows cannot find a driver you will have to install a separate compatible video card.  The bus type in the 3000 is PCI (NOT PCIeX16) and the power supply is rated at 250 watts.  You will have to find a PCI, low power type video card that is Vista/Windows 7 compatible.

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Philip_Yip
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Re: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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You can attempt to install the Windows XP Video Drivers.

Download them and run the installer so they extract to C:\Dell\Drivers

Highlight your video device (got an audio device here as an example) that doesn't have a driver, note it may have a yellow ? and just be in a different place if windows doesn't know its for Video. May just say generic video.

 Right click the device and select update driver software.

  

Browse your computer for the driver software

Type C:\Dell\Drivers\R106458 and then press next. Repeat for C:\Dell\Drivers\R96001

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graphxs4all
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Re: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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Buddy.

Of course it's possible. It's all about compatability. Many people don't know and just talk! Very easy.

Just right click on the video drive, and go to properties, select compatability tab and select win xp pac 3 or 2. save it! Now open the same drive as administrator or with compatability and bingo! Restart computer.

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rdunnill
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Re: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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An alternative is to upgrade the video card to a Windows 7-compatible card like the Zotac GT610 PCI.

 

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wesrun1
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RE: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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 The verified post stating that you cannot install video drivers for the dell 3000 using windows 7 is incorrect. It can be done using the instructions posted by natakuc4. I just tried it and it works perfectly. 

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rdunnill
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RE: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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Good to know, as it keeps down the cost of upgrading one of these marginal old veterans. However, niceties like the Aero user interface and streaming video acceleration won't be available, as the onboard 'Intel Extreme 2' graphics don't support them.

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RE: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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thanks

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Wayneg
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RE: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!! Your post was the "ONLY" one that corrected this problem! Way to Go!
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allex019
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RE: Dimension 3000 - compatibility with Windows 7 - video driver

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