Install Windows 7 VGA driver on Dell GX260

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This is a short guide on solving the problem when trying to install the VGA driver on a Dell GX260 when Windows 7 is installed.

Dell GX260 Driver Instructions

Step 1

Install Windows 7 on the Dell GX260 computer. (Refer to my other articles for using ImageX and WinPE 3.0 boot environment for capturing and applying images).

Step 2

Once you have Windows 7 installed, at least for me, Windows Updates didn’t pick up the VGA driver automatically; leaving you with a very large resolution which is unusable.

Step 3

Download the Intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller driver (R126990.EXE). (Download Here) The drivers on Dell’s website do not work for Windows Vista or Windows 7.

GX260 - R126990 driver

Step 4

Once you have the R126990.EXE downloaded, you will need to extract the contents of the EXE to a folder. I suggest using 7-zip or Winrar. Download 7-Zip

GX260 - Extracting the driver.

Step 5

Now that you have the driver extracted you are going to have to install the driver manually in compatibility mode. Go into the folder you just extracted and right click on the setup.exe and go to properties and then the compatibility mode tab. You will want to enable compatibility mode for Windows Service Pack 3 and also select “Run as Administrator.”

Run in Compatibility Mode

Step 6

Click Apply, then click OK. Now run the setup.exe as you normally would and it shouldn’t complain about OS not being compatible.

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  • elmer

    can i download this drive to my computer? thanks

    • http://www.theitbros.com Brian Jackson

      Yes, you can download the driver to your computer.

  • Scott

    GX260 service tag 5M78R21: It would not install in XP SP3 or 2 or 2000. It reported: This system does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. We just went the intial driver loaded during set up: Microsoft – 6/21/2006 – v6.1.7600.16385. The loaded resolution was 800 x 600 and I was albe to change it to 1024 x 768. The highest option 1280 x 1024 was not supported. I also tried updating on line and it found nothing better.

  • James Smith

    Thanks it worked great! I did just what they said, step by step and it installed. They are great.

  • Owen

    Thanks for your post. The solution worked well.

    Owen.

  • ristec

    thnx, i ll try i hope it work.

  • Isaac

    Thanks Brian.. I am very greatfull for guidance… I installed the graphic drivers on my Dell Optplex Gx260 and I am realy enjoying the look of windows 7 now though it my windows is not yet activated.. am kindly asking if you can assist me with windows 7 Pach.. or a key.. thaks god Bless…

  • VanSmack

    Thank you for this!!! This really helped me out!

  • http://theitbros.com/install-windows-7-vga-driver-on-dell-gx260 Dawit

    Thank men it works n am happy a lot.

  • Wilbrod

    u hv helped m a great deal. thank u

    • http://www.theitbros.com Brian Jackson

      Your welcome!

  • brittany

    I am having troubles getting this to work can you help me

    • http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson

      What trouble are you having?

  • lyston

    I did everything up and including step 5, the problem I’m having, the OK And Apply buttons
    are not visible, they are too far down on the screen, I cant see them. I Even used a bigger
    monitor. Any suggestions?

    • http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson

      You should be able to drag the window up, or also you could tab down with keyboard and hit enter on keyboard to do the OK or Apply option. I think I remember have that problem once or twice as well and I went keyboard route navigating.

  • http://twitter.com/ejiphoenix ejiro idolor

    It would not install in XP SP3 or 2 or 2000. It reported: This system does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software. We just went the intial driver loaded during set up: Microsoft – 6/21/2006 – v6.1.7600.16385. The loaded resolution was 800 x 600 and I was albe to change it to 1024 x 768. The highest option 1280 x 1024 was not supported. I also tried updating on line and it found nothing better.

    • http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson

      Did you run in administrator mode? We have installed this hundreds of times. You don’t have any external video cards installed correct?

  • Le roy

    Thanks man…. you are really an IT guru… it just worked for me and am so delighted i found this page…

    The resolution is 1024 x 768…. how can i get 1280 x 1024

    Any way thanks a lot man… u r d man

  • Nasr

    Thanks dear, it worked for me on gx260 with win7. Could you please send
    similar links for audio, motherboard and bios etc. because I can’t update windows or
    install any utility programs like chrome, firefox etc.

  • Bilal Ch

    its work properly.thanks to all of you.
    .

  • Tum HI HO

    when i run this driver they says the operating system is not supported pleas tell me how i istall it

    • http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson

      Did you run this in administrator mode?

  • Shery

    Dear Jackson!

    i have problem to installed it. when i run it, it leave a msg ” operating system is not supported. setup will exit
    plz tell me , what i can do for it. many several time i do the method whc u tell but it again leave same msg

  • Dominic

    buddy that was cool can i buy u coffee?

    • http://theitbros.com/ Brian Jackson

      Anytime ;)

  • Kelvin Appiah

    Thank u sooooo much… It worked 4 me :)