Windows 7 Thread, Intel Graphics Drivers and old machines in Technical; We have a lot of old p4 hp compaq machines which altho need updating are more than capable for their ...
27th February 2012, 02:42 PM #1
Intel Graphics Drivers and old machines
We have a lot of old p4 hp compaq machines which altho need updating are more than capable for their needs.
So I thought i'd try putting windows 7 on them and using windows classic mode etc - turn off all the fancy stuff, seems like intel have other plans though
Graphics — Older Intel® graphics controllers and Microsoft Windows 7* operating system
Machines just happen to have the 82915g/gv/910gl express chipset.
Any known workarounds for this or am I stuffed?
IDG Tech News
27th February 2012, 02:53 PM #2
This driver should work on (32-bit) Windows 7. More details here.
Thanks to Arthur from:
caffrey (27th February 2012)
27th February 2012, 03:05 PM #3
Thats fantastic, thank you very much - works a treat
Annoying that intel say it can't be done....
27th February 2012, 03:08 PM #4
Yeah it's not really an issue with what you want - 915G doesn't like Aero anyway due to no WDDM. You're not entirely stuck with Windows 7 32 bit as some P4s on that chipset support EMT64, but you're probably better off on 32 bit. Using the classic shell should give no issues.
27th February 2012, 03:27 PM #5
Yep, its working fine with 32bit and classic shell, tbh I think I prefer the classic shell instead of all the bells and whistles!
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