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X40 Win7 Graphic Drivers?

#1 Post by khaverblad » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:51 am

I recently had the the need for system which had parallel port and remembered that I had an old X40 (1.5GB RAM) and Ultradock which has the needed LPT-port to be used together with XM1541 Multitask adapter cable to be able to connect a CBM 1571 drive. Several threads talks about the possibility to make use of old XP/Vista drivers which should work out with Win7 and while I'm tempted to give it a try I'm not that keen on re-installing and trashing a working installation that I got now. While the installation was really quick due to that I replaced the original 1.8" drive with a PATA to M.2 adapter the 20 min to install Win 7 I can live with but it was more the 6-8 hours of constant downloading, installing, Win7 patches and upgrades that took a while on the Win7 SP1 media that I used.

So anyone have experience on installing old graphic drivers in Win 7 which seems the only thing beside BT which Win7 didn't pick up of the hardware since everything else works really great and I'm actually impressed that this old system works this well. Also, had the replace the cmos battery, but else everything works fine.
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Re: X40 Win7 Graphic Drivers?

#2 Post by RealBlackStuff » Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:19 am

Check if any of the X40 drivers work from the Drivers link at top of this page.
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Re: X40 Win7 Graphic Drivers?

#3 Post by kfzhu1229 » Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:47 am

There are no Windows Vista or 7 iGPU drivers for X40. the iGPU in X40 is not DX9 capable so no Windows Aero support and no Vista driver support. But you can get by in Windows 7 with Windows XP drivers but with no Windows Aero.
I have heard there is a mod to a Windows Vista GMA950 driver to work with a X41 but don't know whether that works.
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Re: X40 Win7 Graphic Drivers?

#4 Post by axur-delmeria » Sun Apr 05, 2020 12:01 pm

kfzhu1229 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:47 am
There are no Windows Vista or 7 iGPU drivers for X40. the iGPU in X40 is not DX9 capable so no Windows Aero support and no Vista driver support. But you can get by in Windows 7 with Windows XP drivers but with no Windows Aero.
Looks like this is OP's best option.
kfzhu1229 wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:47 am
I have heard there is a mod to a Windows Vista GMA950 driver to work with a X41 but don't know whether that works.
That won't work in this case. The X41 has GMA 900 integrated graphics, while the X40 has the older Extreme Graphics 2.
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