I'd like to upgrade from Windows XP Professional to Windows 7 in the near future. When I ran Microsoft's Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor, I was told that my Graphics Controller:
is not compatible, and at the Intel website, it says they’re not offering newer drivers for this type of Graphics Controller. There were also issues noted with regard to the Graphics adapter and Windows Aero.
I'd like a sense of what it would take to accomplish an upgrade to Windows 7 using the old pc I now have:
1) Can I install Windows 7 on this by making some adjustments such as installing a new graphics card?
2) Would it be more cost effective and advisable that I purchase a new pc?
But more importantly:
3) Would i need to purchase a new monitor as well as a new desktop pc, or would even an older monitor work with the newer brands of desktops?
My current monitor is: IBM T750 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 55-F6121, July 2002 and it shows a plug and Play in the device manager of Hardware Properties.
Windows 7 Compatibility Reporter:
"Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
The driver installed for this device is not compatible with Windows 7."
Also, in same report:
Windows Aero support
Your current graphics adapter won't support the Windows Aero user interface. If you want to experience the benefits of Windows Aero, contact your PC manufacturer or retailer to see if an upgrade is available.
Go online to learn more about Windows Aero"
Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
IBM T750 [Monitor] (17.1"vis, s/n 55-F6121, July 2002)
(The resolution 800X600 is merely that low because I prefer it. i can raise it to 1280X1024 if I should so desire)
Name IBM T750 on Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Current Resolution 800x600 pixels
Work Resolution 800x570 pixels
State Enabled, Primary, Output devices support
Monitor Width 800
Monitor Height 600
Monitor BPP 32 bits per pixel
Monitor Frequency 75 Hz
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Model 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Device ID 8086-2562
Subvendor Dell (1028)
Current Performance Level Level 0
Driver version 22.214.171.12442
I know very little about PC hardware, so my apologies. If you need more details about the specs on current PC, I’d be glad to post those.
Thanks in advance:
Windows XP Professional Edition SP3
Specs of current PC:
System Model: Dell Computer Corporation OptiPlex GX260
Intel Pentium 4
Northwood 0.13um Technology
Windows XP Professional 32-bit SP3
2.00GB DDR @ 132MHz (2.5-3-3-6)
Dell Computer Corp.
IBM T750 (800x600@75Hz)
Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller (Dell)
75GB IC35L080AVVA07-0 (ATA) 39 °C
USB Audio Device
Processor 2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
512 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Main Circuit Board b
Board: Dell Computer Corp.
Bus Clock: 400 megahertz
BIOS: Dell Computer Corporation A09 11/01/2004
Edited by eliuri, 23 September 2013 - 02:54 AM.