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Windows 7: How does one know if their PC comes with WiDI?

25 Oct 2015   #1
JasonBlake456

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
How does one know if their PC comes with WiDI?

Since I can't seem to get my HDMI connection working any time soon, how would one know if their Pc comes with WiDi? I have an Asus Essentio CM1745 with Windows 7 and it was recent buy.


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25 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
This one shows 1 hdmi port
ASUS Desktop PC CM1745-US007S A8-Series APU A8-5500 (3.2 GHz) 8 GB DDR3 1 TB HDD Windows 8 - Newegg.com
It would be odd for a desktop not to have at least 1 built in hdmi port
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25 Oct 2015   #3
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

JasonBlake456, from my experience, Widi does not come w/ Win 7. Must be Win 8. You will need external hardware to achieve the same functionality which Widi provides.
What is it you are trying to accomplish?
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25 Oct 2015   #4
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
JasonBlake456, from my experience, Widi does not come w/ Win 7. Must be Win 8. You will need external hardware to achieve the same functionality which Widi provides.
What is it you are trying to accomplish?

My Asus laptop came with WiDi and it's Win 7 , it's a few years old though.
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25 Oct 2015   #5
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK jonnyhillow. Inserting foot in mouth now.
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25 Oct 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Cripes that's an actual feature I thought it was a typo
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25 Oct 2015   #7
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yup Thrash, stream to your smart tv
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25 Oct 2015   #8
jonnyhillow

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cyclops View Post
OK jonnyhillow. Inserting foot in mouth now.



Didn't mean for that to happen , i know essentially nothing about computers compared to you guys . I never have used the WiDi capability though.

When i had the laptop apart you can see a big WiDi plug in part on the motherboard , wonder if that could be removed , i don't know i'll just leave it alone.
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25 Oct 2015   #9
cyclops

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

jonnyhillow, what do mean by big WiDi plug? Was it a socket for something to plug into or was it a chip/module of sort?
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25 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

From the op's model this seems to be a be a desktop,
Most desktops I've ever seen do not have wifi capabilities so this widi stuff would need a special pci-e card/ usb or otherwise to function or stream :/
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