Thinkpad T40 and Vista RTM

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Michael Perry, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. I've been doing a bit of reading in various forums and seems that a few
    people have gotten the XP drivers for the ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 to work
    with Vista RTM. The only thing which I cannot get working is video since
    the display adaptor is seen only as a VGA card and not the ATI which means
    that Glass does not work and power managemnt only includes hibernate and
    not suspend.

    Anybody got Vista RTM working on a Thinkpad T40 with XP or even other
    drivers? I'd like to give Vista RTM another shot this weekend.
    Michael Perry, Jan 5, 2007
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  2. Michael Perry

    Dennis Pack Guest

    I'm not using a ThinkPad but a Compac Presario v2300cto with ATI
    M200. When I installed Vista Enterprise x86 the video drivers were installed
    as an optional update in Windows Update. Have a great day.
    Dennis Pack, Jan 5, 2007
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  3. I've got a T30 and I'm in the same boat. I wouldn't count on a video driver.
    You just don't have enough memory for glass (128MB needed). I think that the
    Mobility 7500's have only 32MB.

    The power management is the big thing for me. I know that these drivers were
    in some of the betas, too, so I was surprised that the RTM didn't have
    Glenn Blinckmann, Jan 6, 2007
  4. I just gave Vista RTM a whirl on the T40. I had read about using XP
    drivers for video and its a hassle to get them in. Once you get them
    being used, the nicer screen savers all work; but again power management
    and "sleep" does not work at all and it reboots the laptop each time I
    try to use "sleep". Other than no Glass and limited power management
    choices, Vista runs pretty good on the laptop. But since I travel and
    use the laptop in a variety of settings, I kinda need to have reliable
    power management. The only choice is to hibernate the system each time
    which can be setup to answer lid close events.

    Just a FWIW, if you use the XP drivers; its a manual installation and
    kinda tricky. In the end I broke the entire video system and now Vista
    RTM will boot but video does not show up at all even after I reset things
    back to standard VGA card.

    It'd be nice to be able to have better power management alternatives.
    Michael Perry, Jan 6, 2007
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