How do I get Windows 7 Graphic driver for the Intel 82845G Graphics Controller? RRS feed

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  • I know that i cannot get a driver for it from intel since, they stopped making drivers for this chip after win xp. But it was suggested in other threads that i try to install the windows xp driver in compatibility mode for xp. I did that and it installs. However, then I am prompted with a message to restart my pc for the changes to take effect. When, I restart my pc windows 7 switches back to the Standard VGA driver. Is there a ways for me to keep the intel driver and not automatically revert to the VGA driver?? Please help.  
    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:00 PM


  • That is an old graphics chipset and Intel has orphaned it, so I am sorry to tell you that it will not be supported.

    It might be possible to use the 32-bit version of Windows 7 and you can use the XP drivers in compatibility mode.

    You might want to consider a new machine as the one you have is rather old.

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    Wednesday, March 3, 2010 11:37 PM
  • As it is said on Intel site, Intel® 82845G only provides XPDM driver that provides an interface that visually resembles the Windows XP user interface and do not support Windows 7 OS premium features such as the Microsoft Aero* user interface. XPDM drivers may install but may function with limited functionality.

    XPDM drivers are drivers developed for the Windows* XP operating system (OS). Intel recommends getting the latest drivers for your computer from your computer manufacturer. Some computer manufacturers require drivers that they customized and validated for your specific computer model. The computer manufacturer doesn't provide validated driver, the VGA generic driver is intergrated to Windows Update.

    For more information, please refer to:

    Older Intel® graphics controllers and Microsoft Windows 7* operating system

    Best Regards
    Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:33 AM

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