Aero actually speeds the computer up. If a system has the hardware to run
Aero much of the graphics processing is dome by the GPU instead of the CPU.
This can make a dramatic difference in the overall speed of Vista on a
hardware challenged pc. On a pc like you have, increasing the RAM and
upgrading the video card to one that supports Aero will make the computer
usable. This needn't cost a lot of money. Less than $200.00 should do it.
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User http://www.vistahelp.ca
"M Skabialka" <mskabialka@NOSPAMdrc.com> wrote in message
> We had another machine in the dust heap with a 32 MB card which I snagged
> and it seems to work OK for demo purposes, but between that and 256 MB
> RAM, I get no aero glass, but that's just a whiz bang feature that I can't
> see much use for in a normal business environment.
> Thanks anyway
> "Richard G. Harper" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Unless either Intel or Dell releases drivers you are out of luck.
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>> "M Skabialka" <mskabialka@NOSPAMdrc.com> wrote in message
>>>I installed Vista Beta 2 on an older Dell machine with an Intel
>>>810/810e/815/815e series video card. All I can get is 8 bit 800x600
>>>display settings. I could not find Vista drivers on Intel's or Dell's
>>>web sites. Are there any other drivers, something generic maybe which I
>>>could use on this test machine? For this machine I am not prepared to
>>>buy a new video card as it was headed for disposal anyway. I just wanted
>>>to show other people in our organization what Vista looks like as we
>>>probably won't upgrade our current machines, only replace them when they