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Dell Precision M90 Laptop Resolution Problem


I have a dell precision m90 laptop and recently upgraded from 32-bit vista to 64-bit windows 7. Everything worked perfectly, except for my display drivers. Windows 7 installed a driver called standard vga graphics adapter. This driver only has very low resolutions, and cannot deal with games or even aero.

I have had moderate experience with upgrading video drivers with vista. My video card is a nvidia quadro fx 2500m. When i had vista there was no vista-compatible driver for this card, so i used the geforce 7900gtx driver (which the fx 2500m was based on) and it worked fine. Of course, the quadro fx 2500m doesn't have a windows 7 compatible driver.

I downloaded the 64-bit windows 7 geforce 7 series driver so i could upgrade and use that, however when i used the nvidia installer it said that my computer had no compatible hardware for that driver (i tried installing it in vista compatibility as well). I tried to force the upgrade by using the 'have disk' option and choosing the . Inf file directly. This still did not work, and said that it couldn't work because 'the driver selected for this device does not support this version of windows' even though it is the windows 7 version.

I have also attempted to start my computer in safe mode, uninstall the standard vga driver and then install the nvidia driver, but this wouldn't work either.


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