Windows 7 Video Drivers

I’ve been using Windows 7 on my home computer (Dell Precision 380), work (Dell Dimension 9200) and an old laptop (Dell Latitude D610).  I haven’t put it in Katie’s laptop or the kids computer.  Overall, there is a decent amount to like.  Responsiveness is probably the number one thing.  Some UI enhancements are welcome, but it’s the speed that I crave.

However, I bumped into a nasty problem.  The video drivers on the Dell Latitude D610 apparently are jacked.  Specifically, the drivers are for the Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family.  They just don’t work right.  Every time I play ANY video, the machine freezes up.  I can find other people with the problem, but not a solution.  I think we just need updated drivers from Intel.

There is a possibility that they will NOT provide them, even though the machine runs fine on Windows 7.  This is because they want me to buy a new laptop (which is out of the question).  This would suck because there is nothing wrong with this laptop.  I am hoping that Windows 7 Beta 2 will possibly have this worked out.

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