July 11th, 2012, 04:59 PM #1
Problem getting Intel video to work on win7 install on Gateway 4542GP
Well I finally got windows 7 professional (32 bit) installed on my Gateway 4542gp laptop, and all drivers are fine except for the video, which Intel's site informs me are XPDM drivers...Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller , or more specifically: Intel 852gm/852gme/855gm/855gme Graphics.
I can't get them to load properly, and the generic driver that's loaded is much worse quality than when I ran XP. I even tried doing some stuff from another site (but maybe I screwed it up?). Right-clicking on an XP or Vista driver and "Run as Admin" seemed promising, but when I rebooted, it reverted back to the generic driver.
Help! Intel(r) 852GM/852GME/855GM/855GME driver (for windows 7) wanted.
I'm kind of liking Win7Pro, but if I can't get the video working properly I'm afraid it'll be a deal-breaker.
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
Last edited by LeftCoast; July 13th, 2012 at 03:09 AM.Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
July 12th, 2012, 02:28 AM #2
I finally found a Vista driver that has installed.
Here's a link to the Vista driver, near the bottom of the page, a post by cgage.com
intell 852/855GME on vga driver
EDIT: Dag nabbit...not so fast. It installed, but turned itself off with a Code 43.
Can anyone clarify how I would right-click the drivers and install as the administrator? I've seen that a few times in my hunting. This Vista driver is not an executable I can right-click on; it's just a bunch of install files I direct the driver reinstall to from Device Manager.
Last edited by LeftCoast; July 12th, 2012 at 03:12 AM.Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
July 12th, 2012, 03:10 AM #3
probably because of how outdated the hardware is, that they aren't willing to support it for newer operating Systems Like Win7.
I mean think about it, the graphics chipset dates back to 2004 at least, Vista wouldn't of been around for another 2 more years.
The fact that there is a Vista Driver is surprising, but since Windows 7 is even newer yet, I'm not surprised one bit that Intel hasn't bothered to make any drivers for it. these chipsets do have a limited Lifespan for support and updates, and this particular chipset entered its EOL stage and past that, quite a while ago.i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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July 12th, 2012, 03:16 AM #4
ShyguyXPC, are you telling me in a roundabout way that I'm a cheap bastard?Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
July 12th, 2012, 03:19 AM #5
LOL, no, just saying the chipsets way out dated, and not surprised there's no drivers for it (For Win7).i7 940//Corsair H60//EVGA X58 SLI LE//6GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz//2x EVGA GTX 560 Ti FPB SLI//NZXT Hale82 850W//CM 690 II Advanced//Win7 64//WD 74GB V-raptor, 750GB Black, 1.5TB Green
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July 12th, 2012, 11:41 PM #6
OK, so I stumbled onto this tutorial which seems to address my EXACT issue. Basically what it does is edits the default video driver's code so it doesn't reinstall in place of the desired driver install after a reboot. It's worked for all different older-ass lappys, so hopefully this is what will do the trick.
I'm not good on command line stuff, so I might be hitting the forum up for some help tomorrow.
Install 855GM Series Video Driver on Windows 7 - Tutorial
Install 8XXGM Series Video Driver on Windows 7 - Tutorial
Tested with 855GM Chipset
When installing 855GM Series video driver Windows 7 reverts back to Standard VGA adapter after restart. The problem is that 855GM Series video driver is not native for Windows 7 and it will always choose Standard VGA Adapter as native video driver. A lot of older laptops have this video chipset. I read a lot of tutorials on the net and nothing worked for me. So I figured out a UNIVERSAL way to get it to work, I think
The only driver that worked for me is: Intel(R) Graphics Controller 18.104.22.16822 . The reason why is that Standard VGA Adapter (Win7 native) is the same version (22.214.171.12422) but it has newer release date. Newest Intel driver 14.19.50 did NOT work. So get yourself the working video driver below. After Windows 7 install you will see that Standard VGA Adapter is installed and there is an exclamation mark on the "video controller". In order to install the driver we need to get exclamation mark on "video controller (vga compatible)". This spot is occupied by Standard VGA Adapter. Even when you unistall Standard VGA Adapter and install new driver after the reboot Standard VGA Adapter comes back. We need to disrupt Standard VGA Adapter from being installed. My way of disabling the adapter is to edit the driver file for it "c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys". There might be another way for letting Windows stop installing Standard VGA Adapter but I did not find it.
Last edited by LeftCoast; July 12th, 2012 at 11:43 PM.
July 13th, 2012, 03:16 AM #7
There is a better, step-by-step (with pics) tutorial that took the above-mentioned fix and explained it much clearer. Thirty minutes later, I'm rocking Win 7 on this very old laptop.
It was quite a sweet approach to resolving a huge issue, and works on ANY Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME equipped computer to run Windows 7.
Laptop Drivers: Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Windows 7 Driver
Last edited by LeftCoast; July 13th, 2012 at 05:08 AM.
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