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I hooked up my Viewsonic Q71-9 monitor to an old computer (Windows ME). I cannot run the setup prog off the disc.. it says "This application cannot run with the current monitor depth". I cannot change the setting off of 16 colors.

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Hi there
You need to install the graphics drivers for the monitor to work properly, as soon as you have done this the monitor should work depending that the graphics card itself supports 32bit

Good luck and kind regards

Posted on Jan 05, 2009

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This is a short guide on how to install the Windows XP compatible Driver or Software/application on Windows 7 system. There are many applications and hardwares which are not compatible with Windows 7. For example, many old machines/computers don't have drivers to run all the hardwares on Windows 7. Of course, most drivers have been updated by the respective manufacturers, but still there are numerous left out.
In this demonstration, I am going to use CDS/ISIS for Windows (Winisis) as the software which isn't compatible with Windows 7. I don't mean you should install this to perform the steps, but I am only taking Winisis as an example, the steps should be more or less similar and I do hope that readers will definitely understand to perform following the steps below.

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Step. 2. Right click the setup file, and click "Properties" from the right-click drop down menu.



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Step. 3. The properties "Dialog box" will pop up, cick the "Compatibility" tab.


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Step. 3. Now on the "compatibility" section, click select the check box "Run this program in compatibility mode for:" and click the tab just below the "Run this program in compatibility mode for:", from the drop-down list, select "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"

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Step. 4. Now, select the "Run this program as Administrator", cick "Apply" and then "Ok" to close the Window.



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Step. 5. Go to the folder where the setup file is saved, double-click to run, the Window 7 "User Account Control" warning message dialog box will pop up (if it's not disabled) click "Yes"


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NB. You can also perform this on Windows Vista to install Windows XP driver.

*Please leave comments for issues related Windows 7, I am ready to share with you all and am also glad to learn from you too..

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Before we start, always check there are no USB devices/drives attached, or any discs in the cd/dvd drive.
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Depending whether you have a recovery disc, or a full version of windows, you still may be able to repair your installation.
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LIVE LINUX INSTALL (google "live linux distro")
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1.Download and install your security programs (Anti-virus/Anti-malware)
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