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Aero in Windows 7 on a Dell Latitude D610

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December 7, 2011 6:51:18 PM

Hello,
Is there any way I can have Aero on my laptop?? I cannot give you the specs of the video card because it calls it "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and I have no specific info.. there is also something titles "Video Controller" but it doesn't have the drivers for it. any suggestions??
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December 7, 2011 7:50:27 PM

You need to install the proper drivers for your on-board video and then you'll be able to use an Aero Theme. Does your Dell use an ATI (Radeon Mobility X300) or the Intel video adapter?

Also, are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/e...
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December 7, 2011 8:02:15 PM

I would download the proper driver for your dell latitude d610 . But that may not be so easy, checking the dell website I noticed there were no vista or win 7 drivers for that model. I found out there were 2 types of display adaptors in that model Intel 915GM and ATI MobilityRadeon X300. Intel has a driver calles "Older Intel® Graphics Controllers and Microsoft Windows 7" found here http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&...
and ati stopped support for their model, the last update you can use would be "AMD Catalystâ„¢ Display Driver version 9.3" Here is the link for 32 bit OS
http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/9-3/Pages...

both companys have something like detect my equptment I would start there. Intel first.

you may also be able to find out what adaptor you have using your service # on the dell website.
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December 7, 2011 8:03:23 PM

915GM will not run AERO.
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December 7, 2011 8:06:46 PM

SR-71 Blackbird said:
915GM will not run AERO.

After digging around some more, I think the OP is out of luck all around. Both possible video adapters are quite old (by any measure) and are not likely to run Aero.

I suggest it is time for a new laptop. Sorry to get your hopes up, but I don't see a good solution here.
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December 7, 2011 8:08:39 PM

I Had an old hp with the 915GM ,would run 7 but with not AERO.
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May 14, 2012 2:56:13 PM

I have two D610's running win 7 ultimate and Windows Aero completely fine. Both with the ATi x300 mobility Graphics cards. There is one of two ways I suggest..

1. Rummage around in windows update, I got an update in there with the drivers to the graphics card

2. Go to control panel, devices and drivers. Uninstall the current driver for the graphics card, restart your computer and windows SHOULD automatically find the driver for you, install, update it by itself.

Both of which I have done recently due to overclocking the GPU.
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January 7, 2014 8:58:44 PM

COLGeek said:
You need to install the proper drivers for your on-board video and then you'll be able to use an Aero Theme. Does your Dell use an ATI (Radeon Mobility X300) or the Intel video adapter?

Also, are you using 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 7?

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd610/e...


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January 7, 2014 9:05:40 PM

Right click on your desk top, choose screen resolution. on the display window, click advanced settings, the grapgic properties will pop up, your video controller will be identified on the adapter tab. By the way, I have been searching for months for a 7 driver for an old Dell, no luck. I finially broke down abd bought the video card upgrade, 15. bucks on ebay.
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