I read somewhere on the Internet that installing Direct X (someone was recommending version 9.0 I believe) would resolve Standard VGA Settings with Windows 7 Ultimate when using an older Video Card (which mine just happens to be an Intel 845g). So, to test this theory, yesterday I downloaded Direct X SDK, then rebooted the system and booted back up. I received a Windows system message that my display adapter settings were not compatible with my Windows version. That and it completely slowed my system down.
So, this morning I booted up, logged on to the Internet and attempted to access my mail. I Could not connect using my default browser – Mozilla Firefox, and using IE was of no use either because all it did was go in a loop and never connected to my mail. In fact, it timed out. And, my network being slow and my system over-clocking is my own fault, however, I wanted to be able use my system as a test workstation to test the new Windows 7 Ultimate, which is why I set it up this way. So, I rebooted several times, and finally at the end of it I ended up de-installing Direct X SDK due to the fact that I still was receiving the same windows system message that my Windows version was not compatible with my graphics card. Also, this cleared up a lot of used space, even tho I have 2GB of memory installed, Im unable to use all of the memory in the system, and I’m over-clocking my system. My system is currently running as though it were a Windows 95/98 system with older technology using a dial-up connection. (sooo slow! eeeeek-gads!)
After the de-installation of Direct X SDK, I de-installed my Instant Messanger and am still having issues. To me, this will all be corrected once Microsoft releases a patch or drive to rescue this situation. I can’t wait! Please happen soon!!! I really want to be able to play my games on my system and I shouldn’t have to go out and purchase a new system just to be able to do so. I would think that Microsoft would want their products to be backwards compatible with older technology. At least, that’s what I’ve learned when I was studying for my CompTIA A+ certification exam years ago back in 2001.