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I'm trying to plug my Dell E173FP monitor into a brand new system running Vista. I have the Driver, but I'm getting an error that says I need to have a 32 bit version. I didn't see any such thing on the Dell support website for Vista. Is this even possible?

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  • ruudlassche Oct 26, 2008

    I also have a problem with the E173fpf and Vista Ultimate x86 32 BIT. Everything is installed now, just with plug and play modus, but i can't change the resolution because the device manager only recognizes it as a standard VGA Graphics Adaptor and a Generic PnP monitor. The view is sharp, only way to big. It also tells me that the drivers are up to date, so he just doesn't recognizes this Dell Monitor....can someone help me?



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Are you putting in the Dell color monitor Cd to install the monitor ?
The new computer should not require,any drivers as its plug and play


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