I'm a coder that doesn't know much about hardware, but I have a question that's been bugging me for a long, long time.
If I took a pretty new and fast machine (and I'm mostly interested in laptops) such as a recent XP or Win 7 and tried to put an older operating system on it such as Win 2000 or Win 98, what chance is there that I could get a decent display resolution other then the 640 X 480 or whatever it is you get from an OEM install without the specific display driver? Likely the manufacturer's download page wouldn't have drivers for anything other than what they put on the machine, so how generic or specific are these drivers. I really don't have any feel for this. I don't fool with these sorts of things much.
Would this work easier for desktops?