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I cannot find graphics drivers to save my life for this machine. Intel's site says that the GMA 900 is not supported and they do not make Win 7 drivers.

Fine.

are there some other drivers that work? some compatibility mode? or custom hacked drivers? I really dont want to put XP on this thing. Its just for someone to literally use Word, Excel, and email.

ANy help is appreciated. Thanks.
 

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careful with those i915 drivers in Win7, they will install the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator app on your computer, which hogs memory like crazy, also you will have a black screen after login for about 3 seconds.. same for resolution change, the "switch user" button on the logon, and pretty much anything that will cause an abrupt change, i advise using the generic VGA drivers until a hacked driver comes out with WDDM support
 

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As someone who has used the D610, I'd recommend not running Windows 7 on it. Windows 7 on a Pentium M is a lot of OS for that single-core CPU to chew on, and if you've never replaced the hard drive, you probably have an older, slower one that will be taxed hard.

I'd recommend a D620 as being the minimum Latitude in that line for Windows 7; I'd stick with XP on the D610.
 

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im running it on my D610 at above average speed for a Pentium M, but i did replace the hard drive for a 7,200 rpm 160GB one for about 100$ (its a pretty good investment if your stuck with this laptop for a while
 

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im running it on my D610 at above average speed for a Pentium M, but i did replace the hard drive for a 7,200 rpm 160GB one for about 100$ (its a pretty good investment if your stuck with this laptop for a while

$100 for a hard drive, when $200-250 will probably get you a used Latitude D620 or D630 dual-core laptop on Craigslist, so IMHO, not a great deal.

Also, it's become nearly impossible to find 7200RPM IDE notebook drives. Today's PATA notebook drives are pretty much all 5400RPM now.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...%20%2f%20ATA-6
 

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Not to be unhelpful but honestly with a machine that old you should start looking to Linux + LibreOffice to get any kind of use out of it.

My netbook is comparable I guess and I wouldn't put windows back on it for the reasons of bad driver support and terrible resource management. Linux just works better on older tech.
 
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