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Can i update my old monitor driver to accommodate vista?

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You can but it depends how old it is. you might just have to buy a new video card.

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Reinstalled Windows XP on an old computer (DELL Dimension 2400) and the monitor won't display above basic resolution. Downloaded and reinstalled the monitor driver and still no good. Opened up START


According to the Dell Support web site the Dell Dimension 2400 has a built in Intel 3D extreme graphics adapter, assuming you are using this and not a PCI graphics card.

Go to the Intel Download Centre and run their Intel Driver Update Utility which will automatically scan your system for updated drivers for any installed or integrated Intel devices.

If the Intel Utility identifies an updated driver for your graphics adapter then download and install that which should enable you to configure a higher resolution for your display.

Dec 24, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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How to install your monitor drivers in Windows 7 1. You will need to access your...


How to install your monitor drivers in Windows 7

1. You will need to access your computers display settings. This link will show you how to access the display settings

http://www.fixya.com/support/r4290529-change_windows_7_display_settings

2. Click on "Advance Settings"

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3. Click on the "Monitor" tab

Note here is where you will is if you have a generic drive installed or not. If it shows Generic or Plug & Play Monitor then you may not have the actual monitor drivers install.

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4. Click on the "Properties" button and click on the "Driver" tab

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5. Next you will want to click on Update Drive
At this point you will want to select "Browse my computer for the driver software". The reason you want to do this is because if you select "Search automatically for the updated driver software" you will most likely get the default Windows drivers that are already installed.

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6. Next you will browse to the driver CD or the place you have the drivers saved on your computer. Note if you just upgraded from Windows XP your old drivers may not work and you will need to find Windows 7 versions of the drivers. However if you have a Windows Vista version of the driver this may work.
After you get the location set click Next

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7. At this point you should get a message that states that the drives have been installed.

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8. Click Close - Close - OK - OK and you should be back at screen resolution.

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on Mar 08, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Attention autoconfig please wait -- this message keeps popping up in the monitor continuously. it also adjusts the contrast anf brightness some times automatically. please help


Sounds like the "auto config " is built in to your monitor. It selects screen sizing based on the resolution, sync timing, refresh rate, etc... that your video card is adjusting on the computer.

I would suggest you to try changing the resolution in Windows and see if still receive the alert.

For more information on Screen resolution and display on monitor, check the below Microsoft Help & How-To Articles:

1:
Change screen resolution :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Change-screen-resolution

2: Getting the best display on your monitor :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Getting-the-best-display-on-your-monitor

3: Troubleshoot monitor and video card problems :-
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Troubleshoot-monitor-and-video-card-problems

If it is doing it often and you are not changing screen resolution I would say the monitor itself might have issues. It's possible your display driver may be corrupted. I would suggest you to download and install the latest drivers for the Monitor from the manufacturer's website.

For more information on Updating a Driver and fixing driver problems, check the below Microsoft Help & How-To Articles:
1: Update a driver for hardware that isn't working properly
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/Update-a-driver-for-hardware-that-isnt-working-properly

2: Tips for fixing common driver problems
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-fixing-common-driver-problems

Check the plug and cable, look for bent pins or pins pushed in.
Are you using one of those DVI/VGA adapters? If your monitor has dual inputs (DVI & VGA) have you tried using the other input?

Anyway you could check if the issue exists when the monitor is connected to another PC? Or maybe try another monitor on your PC?


source: answers.microsoft.com

Mar 12, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Need driver for xp


There are no drivers needed for Windows XP, the default monitor driver will work fine.You may need to update your video card drivers if you are unable to use the recommended resolution.

May 01, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Blue tint...then unresponsive...only 5 months old


You're probably lucky that this happened now. You're most likely still covered under warranty. Contact Acer support and arrange a swap. If your pc works okay with another monitor there's no point in troubleshooting further. Get that monitor switched before the warranty runs out.

Apr 27, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Dell monitor p971 driver win vista


(I assume you have this monitor from your old computer as dell doesn't ship it anymore ) P971 is a CRT monitor and comparatively very old dell does not have vista compatible driver for these monitors at all.
Click on the link and you can find the list of the monitors for which dell ships the vista compatible drivers
http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/product_support/en/monitors?~ck=ln&c=us&cs=19&l=en&lnki=0&s=dhs

Feb 03, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a LG l206w monitor running on a ACER am1100 with the Vista op system. It informs me a driver update is required but then fails on the update


I BELIEVE ITS A COMBATABILITY ISSUE WITH VISTA.GO TO MICROSOFT UPDATES.RUN COMPUTER SCAN IN CUSTOM MODE AND SEE IF IT WANTS TO UPDATE YOUR VIDEO DRIVERS IF SO ALLOW UPDATE

Nov 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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My MP3 Maker (Special Edition) software will not run properly on my computer. I am using Windows Vista. Do I need an updated Driver? Regards Tom


You're on the mark my friend-you will have to find a Vista compatible driver{s} which you will very likely find at the MP3 makers website-you might solve the problem through Microsofts Update Software-Microsoft update thier software on a regular basis to accommodate newly develloped componanents and so should you.Sorry for the pun.Regards Georgeo.

Jun 03, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Lost resolution windows vista upgrade on GX260


Hi all,

I tried numerous solutions for this issue and none of them worked except this one. I tested it with Vista Ultimate and don’t know if other Vista versions have the same drivers but here’s what worked for me:

1. Right click ‘Computer’ then left click ‘Properties’ to open up System window.
2. Click ‘Device Manager’
3. Click ‘+’ on ‘Display Adapters’ and you should see the drivers for your video. Right click and select ‘Update Driver Software...’
4. Select ‘Browse my computer for driver software’ and click ‘next’.
5. Click ‘Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer’
6. Untick ‘Show compatible hardware’
7. Select ‘Intel Corporation’ then select ‘Intel 82865G’. Click next.

This will install the drivers. No they are not the same drivers for the hardware but they work a treat!

May 05, 2008 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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Compaq 5017


hmmm..using Vista by chance? some of the older monitor drivers are NOT included with the Vista driver sets. And, looks like it's only xp compliant.

http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=85684


got backup for that HP?

Feb 17, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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