Dell 2408WFP and Windows 7

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  1. kajitox macrumors 6502a

    kajitox

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    I turn to the Mac community as the source of decent reliable information on the internets, so I pose to you this:

    I'm using a Dell 2408WFP on my MBP and just installed the Windows 7 RC, but my screen resolution won't go past 1024x768, although it should have no problem going to 1920x1200...I tried installing drivers, my Bootcamp is updated to 2.1, I restarted and updated everything...

    ...just starting to think why I installed W7 :p
     
  2. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    by the looks of it. It is a driver issue with your graphic card. I am trying to remember correctly as it has been away but in XP for example if the graphic drivers fail some how or are missing the OS max resolution is something like 800x600 or 1024 x 728 (it is 3am in the morning here but you get the point)

    The drivers apple supplied you for boot camp are not working with windows 7. It sounds like an issue with apple drivers.
     
  3. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    did you install the 64-bit version? and do you have 64-bit bootcamp drivers?
     
  4. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using the 32 bit version right now. I'll try to poke around for other graphics drivers but I guess I would have figures that the ones that come with BootCamp would be the best ones to use. Perhaps it's just one incompatibility with Macs and W7.
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    You shouldn't have any problems. I have the same monitor and I get the full resolution with my Macbook.
     
  6. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So wait, you're running the BootCamp 2.1 drivers on the W7 RC using the 2408WFP and you get full resolution??? What connection type are you using?
     
  7. adrian.oconnor macrumors 6502

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    I'd suggest you download the drivers direct from NVidia! Lots of boot camp bits are likely to be broken in Windows 7 until Apple officially support it.

    Here's the link I think you need: http://www.nvidia.com/object/geforce_notebook_win7_185.85_whql.html

    Hope that helps.

    P.S. How well does the trackpad work in Windows 7? I don't suppose it supports two-fingered-right-clicks out of the box, does it? My non-glass-trackpad is rubbish in XP under boot camp.
     
  8. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I mean, works like a trackpad, really. The two finger scroll works, but two finger right-clicking doesn't (I don't think it ever has in BootCamp, correct me if I'm wrong). I primarily use a Logitech mouse, though.
     
  9. kajitox thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hah! GREAT SUCCESS.

    All I had to do was install the right drivers from NVIDIA. I thought that it might hose something up, so I didn't do it before, but this looks like it was the right thing to do after all!

    Thanks for the help, ya'll.
     
  10. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    With windows 7 you are better to leave the bootcamp drivers alone and let windows find the drivers for the hardware and any new updates for same via windows update.

    The only driver I use on both my imac, macbook and mac pro from the bootcamp drivers is the apple keyboard driver, and so far I haven't had any troubles with 7.
     

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