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My operating system is XP. the driver for this

The operating system on my laptop is XP. the only driver for an external monitor seems to be available for a Vista operating sytem. the monitor is an Acer - X series - model 193w. is there no alternative besides returning the monitor to the store?

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To the best of my knowledge this is a pnp device witch stands for plug and play you should not have to download any drivers but you should only have to go in to your properties and adjust the settings
Right click on the desktop and go to properties then in the next window click on settings adjust them to this
Maximum Resolution & Refresh Rate

  • 1440 x 900 @ 75Hz AND in 32bit color
that should salvo your problem :)

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