Unfortunately, still rebuilding the crashed Dell Optiplex GX 270.
It had MS Windows 2003 on it and so went in and installed that OS on it.
But, it is so obvious that I have the generic video\display driver on it.
Attempted to get Driver from Dell’s Support Site
Visited http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-support/product/optiplex-gx270/drivers to get a driver. Had a choice between:
- Entering a Service Tag
- Entering an Express Service Tag
- Detecting the Product
Chose to enter the Tag.
From the screen above, it is obvious that Dell does not support the installation of the MS Windows 2003 on this model.
Let us determine which devices are bundled are bundled with this computer
But, unfortunately the Components listed were all generic, nothing exact.
Download Driver from Dell Support Site
Based on Google Search downloaded R126990.EXE
Extracted Folder and Files
Here are the contents of the driver.exe
And, here is what we in Version.txt
Title : Video:Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller Driver Version : A10 OEM Name : Intel OEM Ver : 220.127.116.1144 Computers : OptiPlex - GX260 OS : Windows XP Languages : Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese-S, Chinese-T, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish Created : Thu May 25 08:55:59 CDT 2006
- The Version Number is 18.104.22.16844
- The file date is 2006-05-25
During installation received message stating driver has not passed Window Logo testing warning..
Chose to continue.
Asked whether to restart now or later.
Chose to restart.
Upon restart, the display looks much more better.
Accessed Control Panel \ Display and validated our driver’s version; it is 22.214.171.12444.
BTW, the release date of the Driver is dated 3/23/2006.
The drivers are also available from Intel.
To get them you need to know the model number for the Driver Card and the target OS.
In our case the model number identified by MS Windows through the Device Manager is Intel 82865G. Unfortunately, we do not have an MS Windows 2003 specific driver and so will revert to the closest match.
MS Windows 2003 was released in 2003 and the complementary desktop is MS Windows XP.
MS Windows Server – 2003
It is based on MS Windows XP, basically becoming an enhanced version of XP
Here is the OS Specific view from Intel’s web site.
If you click on the Download type drop-down, you can filter the list more, by asking for Drivers and excluding “Software Archives”.
Our choice is a bit clearer, we can either get the executable or the archive (zip) file.
Btw, the latest version ( v14.17 ) was released in 10/16/2007.
The one prior ( v14.16) to that was released on 9/9/2005.
Upon trying to install the version available on Intel’s web site, got a Question stating that the version currently installed is 126.96.36.19944 and it is a bit newer than the one we are trying to install 188.8.131.5296.
Crediting the ITBros
- How to install Windows 7 VGA Driver on Dell GX270
- Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, v.184.108.40.20644, A10
- Optiplex – GX270 – Optimize your system with drivers and updates