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How do I get a display adapter installed on my old desktop

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    joecoolvette May 11, 2010

    To make sure we are talking about the same thing; A display adapter is a graphics adapter card, or for short; Graphics Card. What graphics card is it? Manufacturer and Model Number. Has to be a PCI style of graphics card, to fit in a white PCI slot on your motherboard. Did you receive it new? You should have the Installation CD disk with it then. This disk also contains the Drivers necessary for the graphics card. A Driver is a small piece of software, that allows the Operating System to 'communicate' with a device. [Windows XP is an example of an O/S. Operating System. A Graphics Card is an example of a Device] 1) Start your computer with the monitor plugged into the VGA port, on the back of your computer. (Just like always) After Windows has fully loaded, and any additional Start Menu programs, put the graphics card's installation CD in your optical drive. Follow the instructions, and load the software. 2) If you are asked if you wish to restart your computer, the answer is NO. Close all windows, go back to your desktop screen. Shut your computer down normally. Now unplug your computer from power. (Always unplug from the surge protector, and not out of the back of the computer. {Power Supply} Unplug all cables to your computer. If you are not familiar with where they go, make yourself a drawing with notes. Remove the left side cover of your computer case. {Looking at the back of your computer, there is a Cover Release Latch for the Left side cover. It is about one-third the way up, on the outside edge. Pull down on it, and keep it in the down position. Now put your fingers in the indents on the side of the case cover, and pull the cover towards the rear} 3) BEFORE you reach inside your computer, AND before you take that graphics card out of it's anti-static bag, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case to relieve your body of Static electricity. 4) Now locate an unused PCI slot, (White in color. There are three of them) Locate the expansion slot cover that is in line with this PCI slot. Remove the cover off of the back of the computer, by removing the screw that holds it in place. Line the Notch on the bottom of the graphics card, up with the Locating Lug in the bottom of the PCI slot. Push the card straight down. Make SURE it is seated all the way. Use the screw you removed from the cover, to install the graphics card, IF it did not come with it's own. 5) Now close the computer case. Plug the monitor into the graphics card. Plug the computer into power. WAIT 1 minute, turn the computer on.



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