Inspiron 1501: Install ATI Radeon Driver on Windows 7

Inspiron 1501: Install ATI Radeon Driver on Windows 7

Recently install Windows 7 RC on Dell Inspiron 1501 ones can’t get the ATI Radeon drivers to install. This is annoying because while runs Windows 7 beta the graphic card works properly on 1501. What he was to do is just installing the drivers offered through Windows Update. Nevertheless, this way cannot work on the RC.

The aforementioned problem also comes to the most users of Inspiron 1501 who install Windows 7. So if you have the same experience, you still able to runs Windows 7 but with a little tricky. This not only installs the 9.3 drivers but also allows use of Catalyst control center. This method should work for all legacy cards supported by catalyst 9.3.

Here’s the following method you can try:

1. Start the installation as normal upto main installation then cancel. This will extract the driver files to your hard drive.

2. Direction to
C:ATISupport9_3_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enupakagesdriversdisplayLH_INF.
Open in notepad CL_76828.inf and look for the following entry;

[Manufacturer]
%ATI% = ATI.Mfg, NTx86.6.0, NTx86.6.1
edit it to read
[Manufacturer]
%ATI% = ATI.Mfg, NTx86.6.0

… and save

3. Manually install the display driver by clicking on start and entering Device Manager in the search box select your graphics adaptor and update driver select the second option and have disk browse to the inf file you saved in Step 2. Windows will display a warning but click yes

4. Direction to; C:ATISupport9_3_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu and run setup. This will install the Catalyst control center without error.

After reboot Dell Inspiron 1501 now the ATI Radeon should works properly.

Notice:
Although not strictly needed but will save you having to do the above again if you have to re-install Windows 7, save the ATI folder to a
USB drive or CD. And then simply follow steps 3 & 4 in any order.

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