Windows 10 technical preview on a Dell Latitude D820


I've been running Windows 10 Technicar preview on an old IBM T43 and a Lenovo T60, but I decided to try it on a Dell Latitude D820 too. I have been running Windows 8 on it, trying to get used to it, but no, I don't like it! Windows 10 seems so much better. Installing it went without any problems, I wiped the disk and made a clean installation. To my surprise I found that all hardware had drivers installed without me doing anything except letting the machine search for updates from Microsoft. But graphics was " Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" and looked quite awful. Everything was streched, and when choosing the highest resolution the screen was scrambled and you could not reed anything. So I went looking for a better video driver.

Windows 10 on a Dell Latitude D820


My card is NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M, and Surfing Dell support pages gave me nothing usable. The card presents itself as:


and that also seems to be a NVIDIA GeForce Go7400. Confusing.

By searching for PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_01D8&SUBSYS_01CC1028&REV_A1 at I found drivers that would install. I installed them in compatability mode for Windows Vista. I tried both 17968_vista and 180.70_vista and I saw no difference between thim in a short test looking at some online video. And everything looks so muych better. I can use the high resolution the screen was made for. But there are still problems, looking at the list in the control panel does not look good. I don't know why and I can live with that. This is just for testing things.

NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120M on Windows 10

And this is what the Control panel looks like, not as I would like it to...

Control Panel with driver 179