The video drivers that were included on the Windows 7 CD do not seem to support 256 color mode. How do I restore the original drivers that came with my computer when new (Windows Vista)?

The video drivers that were included on the Windows 7 CD do not seem to support 256 color mode.  How do I restore the original drivers that came with my computer when new (Windows Vista)?  I have tried the updates from both the Dell website and ATI Radeon (4350) websites, but they didn't fix the problem.  I have two older programs that ran fine on Vista, but aren't running correctly on Windows 7.  I am 99% sure the issue is video driver related.  Thanks.
 

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 560 Applies to:
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I don't think you can install Vista Drivers originally supplied unless you have them on CD or loose, and even then Windows 7 might object and not allow such installation.

What is the brand, make, and model of your Video Card?  Does it have any Preferences that you can set to get support for 256 Colors?

Do you have On-board Video on your Motherboard that you can use if you disable your current Video Card?

If you have a unused Vista CD, or XP CD, maybe you can make use of Virtual PC 2007? 

Virtual PC 2007
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=04d26402-3199-48a3-afa2-2dc0b40a73b6&displaylang=en&tm

Windows Virtual PC
Download Windows XP Mode
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

Windows XP Mode (Windows 7 only, but not any of the Home versions)   "You are not eligible to download Windows XP Mode. You must have Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, or Ultimate to run Windows XP Mode".

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