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Windows 7: Installed Win7 and ext. monitor stopped working

31 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7
Installed Win7 and ext. monitor stopped working


I already posted something about this to other topic so you can just ignore that.

So, I have an external monitor (Benq G series), which worked just fine on my Win XP. This morning I installed Win 7 on my computer and it stopped working. It says No signal and it cannot be detected no matter what I try.

So could it be the drivers or something? I used to have some ATI graphic card, don't remember which one, but now it says I have:

Standard VGA graphics adapter
8 bit

Graphic memory usable 16 MB

So this has changed? What can I do to get back what I had before and will this help fixing the monitor problem?

Thanks a lot!

EDIT: Ok problem solved! If anyone else has the same problem follow the link: Standard VGA Drivers??

My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux

You need to install your ATI drivers first to use your ext monitor
HP has not updated their graphics driver for your laptop
Use vista driver instead:
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Installed Win7 and ext. monitor stopped working

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