I basically reinstalled a fresh copy of windows & all went well, 2nd CD has drivers. I believe I found the issue, all drivers installed without issue except: Intel G33 VGA Driver - Files will unzip normally & then an error message stating system does not meet minimum requirements for installing software & setup will now exit.
I've googled it & everything I try fails, when I try to update driver via device mgr, it states it's up to date. DirectX diagnostics also states their are no problems, but both still don't recognize video card at all. Even went to Dell & Intel sites for drivers & support, none of them helped!
I am totally stumped, I know it's something simple, here are my computer specs:
Dell Inspiron 530 - refurb purchased 2008
Intel Core2 Duo CPU E7400 2.8GHz
Windows Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1 & 2 - 64-bit
6GB RAM - 1TB WD HDD (Brand new)
DirectX 10 upgraded to 11
550W power supply
Original vid-card is a HIS IceQ Turbo 2600XT - 512MB
New vid card is an ASUS Radeon R7 240 - DDR3 2GB