I was following some threads regarding Windows 7 ATI drivers for older thinkpads, but most of the discussion was around newer models than my X31, which has the ATI 7500 graphic adapter with 16Mb RAM.
First I tried to follow the instructions of this page: http://www.driverheaven.net/modtool.php
But this didn't work and Win7 would still recognize my screen as Standard VGA, ATI CCC (Catalyst Control Center) was showing as an extra option if I did a right click on my desktop, but I've got no reaction at all.
I then tried following the instructions from this other page: http://orestech.wordpress.com/2009/05/0 ... ty-radeon/
With same results
Finally I did a search in the Lenovo site and found the following drivers: http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site. ... MIGR-41918
At the beginning I was reluctant to install this, as the title of the page says “Video Driver for 2000/XP” but as none of the previous solutions would work, I gave it a try. I downloaded the drivers to my hard drive and installed it. Unfortunately, this also did not worked.
It was late that night and I did a last attempt and tried to update the drivers manually (something that was mentioned in one of the sites above). The install program from Lenovo will first extract the file to a directory and then run the installation program automatically. Knowing the directory I did the following:
1- Opened the Device Manager (Go to the Control Panel – Hardware and Sound – Device Manager)
2- Right clicked on Display adapters and select “Update Driver Software...”
3- Clicked on “Browse my computer for driver Software”
4- Clicked on “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer”
5- Clicked on “Have disk”
6- Browsed to the following directory and clicked on open
7- Clicked on “Next”, the software got installed. I had to reboot my computer but after that I got the right screen and the right card detected
Hopefully this helps for those having the same Thinkpad as me...
P.S.: I have no clue how to insert pictures in a post, I've saved a document with the instructions and pics, if you are interested just PM me