Monthly Archives: July 2009

Install Win7 on Dell Inspiron 1501

Thanks to MerlinUK on AMD Game Forums, I have managed to get the video card driver to work on Win7. You can find the original post here.

If you are running x86,

  1. Download Catalyst 9.3
  2. Extract Catalyst and browse to X:\ATI\Support\9_3_vista32_win7_32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu\pakages\drivers\display\LH_INF
  3. find
  4. [Manufacturer]
    %ATI% = ATI.Mfg, NTx86.6.0, NTx86.6.1

    and change it too

    %ATI% = ATI.Mfg, NTx86.6.0

  5. Now manually install this modified .inf from Device Manager, ignore the warning
  6. Enjoy Win7 with correct resolution, though there’s no transparent effect for me, but at least it’s better than the distorted 4:3 display 😀

found a better solution, just go to this website and download Catalyst Version 8.12, extract the installer and manually install the driver in device manager, everything works, including aero!

“The Square Root of Three” by David Feinberg

I’m sure that I will always be
A lonely number like root three

The three is all that’s good and right,
Why must my three keep out of sight
Beneath the vicious square root sign,
I wish instead I were a nine

For nine could thwart this evil trick,
with just some quick arithmetic

I know I’ll never see the sun, as 1.7321
Such is my reality, a sad irrationality

When hark! What is this I see,
Another square root of a three

As quietly co-waltzing by,
Together now we multiply
To form a number we prefer,
Rejoicing as an integer

We break free from our mortal bonds
With the wave of magic wands

Our square root signs become unglued
Your love for me has been renewed