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Does the monitor need to be hooked up through VGA when booting for the first time?

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You can hook it up via VGA or DVI, you may get it working if you use HDMI. If this is the only monitor that is hooked up, it should pick it up, but if you cant get it to detect the HDMI you may need to set the video output first using VGA

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With XP or Win7 you can hook up either digital or analogue and the OS should be OK. Do you have a specific problem?

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