I have a Dell Optiplex desktop that has a intel GMA Q965/Q963 graphics driver. The computer has 2G of RAM, and is connected to a dell TFT monitor running at a 2048x1152 resolution.
When I first login, the desktop loads using the Aero theme. However, whenever I maximize a window, Aero crashes, and does not restart until I log out and back in again.
I recently upgraded to the latest version of the driver (126.96.36.199.1930) from this webpage:
However, the Aero crash after maximize still persists.
In the Windows Experience Index, my computer scores a 3.3 (see report below).
It seems to me that the Intel drivers have a bug that is not playing nicely with the Windows Aero code. I have read similar reports of people with this problem, although mostly with two monitors.
Has anyone else had such a problem? Is there a solution? Does Intel plan to upgrade the drivers for this graphics chipset in order to make it compatible with Windows 7?