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Optiplex 520 pci video cards Dual monitors & Vista

I have Dell Optiplex 520 machines that are set-up with dual monitors. We are moving to Vista and the test case revealed that Vista will not support PCI video cards and the 520s only use pci cards. I guess unless someone has a fix I will either sell nice 22 inch monitors or buy new machines. Gotta love Windows

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There is a work-around for Vista. Look here.

A little bit down you can read:
"A user could force the installation of a XPDM driver for each of these devices, and therefore get heterogeneous multi-adapter multi-monitor to work as in Windows XP."

If you can go that way depends mainly on the manufacturer of the video card driver.

If you are going to sell all your nice 22" monitors - let me know...;-)

If you have any more questions, just come back here and leave a comment - I'm happy to help.

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If you want to use Vista, use the business or ultimate. I believe PCI is supported, but before you do that. check on dell website if the optiplex 520 is compatible to vista.

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