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Windows 7: How do I output desktop to my TV??


11 May 2009   #1

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 
How do I output desktop to my TV??

Hi,

I would like to output the display from my laptop onto my LCD TV. I have done this before with no problem in xp. I had an icon bottom right of screen and could easily click output to crt. I don't seem to have any program installed that I can find to let me do this in Windows 7.

Device manager says graphics all ok but shows as "Standard VGA Adapter"

Drivermax also says I have the latest drivers?

any help much appreciated.

Regards

Steve......


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11 May 2009   #2

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You need the driver for your graphics card!! Whats your gfx card?
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11 May 2009   #3

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 

Hi Anthony,

I wish I knew what the graphics card was?

Everywhere I look it just says "standard VGA Adapter" I have a Hyrican NOT 00717 Model 8889 laptop. I have tried looking on the internet for a spec but as yet have not found one. Do you know of a program I can use that will tell me what the graphics card is?

Regards

Steve....
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11 May 2009   #4

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Try this small program, GPU-Z:

GPU-Z Video card GPU Information Utility
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11 May 2009   #5

windows 7 Ultimate 7600 32bit
 
 

I hope this information helps to find out what graphics I have.......


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11 May 2009   #6

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

Your integrated graphics are from viaarena...
VIA Arena - Drivers Section

Try hitting start and typing in connect to a projector and if that doesn't work try connect to an external display... This will more than likely do what you want to do...
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11 May 2009   #7

 
 

You could try here - Live Search Translator - Translate a web page (hyrican home page, translated)- to see if the drivers for ATI or nVidia work. You will need to run the exe files in compatability mode for vista to get them working.

NOTE: If you don't know what the GFX card is: Even if you have the ATi and install the nVidia, the install will only go so far so you can actually try 1 then the other to see if they work.

Additional: as fakeasdf stated try the connect to projector option but you can get to it also by right-clicking the desktop & choosing Screen Resolution and clicking Detect. Make sure the cable is connected to the LCD display.
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11 May 2009   #8

 
 

You could also try uninstalling the driver (See Pic) and Windows will re-detect the hardware & should connect to Windows Update to get the correct driver.


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11 May 2009   #9

Win 7 Pro x64 x 3, Win 7 Pro x86, Ubuntu 9.04
 
 

My guess is, he already has the Windows driver since he doesn't know what driver he has, meaning he probably didn't install it himself.
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11 May 2009   #10

 
 

True, but it's worth a shot
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