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Windows 7 and old Viewsonic Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by vemtira, Jul 9, 2013.

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  1. vemtira

    vemtira Thread Starter

    Jul 9, 2013
    Ok, no laughing when you read this.....I just bought a new Dell 660 computer that has Windows 7 on it. I can't get my monitor to work on it. Ok, so don't laugh, but it has been a good monitor that was manufactured in 1997......Viewsonic E771.....you know the old, bulky thing. I told myself that I would not buy a new one until this one died. I'm on my third computer with this monitor. Can I get this thing to work with my new Dell?
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  3. TerryNet

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    Mar 23, 2005
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    What's the latest driver for that relic? XP? Whatever it is if it is in the form of a self-extracting self-installing .exe you can try installing it in Compatibility mode. But I seriously doubt that will work.

    When I got rid of (sold with PC) my last CRT monitor I told myself I'd never again have a CRT monitor in the house. :) Same for TV.
  4. DaveBurnett

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    Nov 11, 2002
    Monitor drivers are not drivers as such. All they are is two files that tell your existing graphics card how to treat the monitor.
    The first is a list of the resolutions and frequencies that the monitor supports.
    The second is the colour profile of the monitor that tells the graphics card how to adjust the colours.
    Neither of these is absolutely necessary. If you know the first, you can manually set them. The second you can adjust manually in the graphics setting afterwards.

    That monitor supports 1280x1024 @ 66Hz as a maximum.
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