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W500 Windows 10 VGA Driver

#1 Post by PeterNC » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:47 pm

Upgraded my W500 with a X9100 and SSD. I can only use this W500 on a HP ZR30w (with 2560X1600) through DisplayPort. The native WUXGA does not work.

Any tips for an ATI driver?
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Re: W500 Windows 10 VGA Driver

#2 Post by Screamer » Wed Jul 04, 2018 4:18 am

This is a little vague, are you saying that you can not get 1920x1200 to display on your HP ZR30w through the DisplayPort?

AMD has stated that there are drivers available for Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 via Windows Update, driver version 8.970.100.9001 If I am not mistaken. Alternatively, you can install the last Catalyst drivers released for the ATI Mobility FireGL V5700. This is AMD Catalyst 13.1 for Windows 8 64-bit, the latest OS they decided to support before dropping it into the legacy ball-pit. Try the Windows Update drivers first, and If that does not work, try the AMD Catalyst 13.1 driver package. I recall Windows 10 accepting Windows 8.1/8/7 drivers for compatibility, so that older drivers will work.

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Re: W500 Windows 10 VGA Driver

#3 Post by PeterNC » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:23 am

Thank you. The internal WUXGA display stretches out on Windows 10 but does not scroll right or left. So the only way to use this machine is through 2560X1600 on an external ZR30w.

Will try those drivers once I hook up the W500 next week. In the middle of moving.
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Re: W500 Windows 10 VGA Driver

#4 Post by RealBlackStuff » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:51 am

Why waste all that time with W10?
Go back to W7 and you should be flying...

Most of my machines have W7 and haven't had any Micro$haft updates for over 2 years, and they all run as good as anything.
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Re: W500 Windows 10 VGA Driver

#5 Post by PeterNC » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:12 pm

I bought the W500 years ago on www.arrowdirect.com with employee discount. But they never came with recovery media and the recovery failed from Windows 7. I guess I could ghost an image. But I bought Windows 10 cheap so installed that on a SSD (that I paid for with a car test drive gift card). :lol:

10 runs great on my W510. My W520 still has 7: works fine.
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