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Windows 7: Asus VE278Q monitor

17 Nov 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Here you go.

Hardware I.D. MONITOR\ACI27F6

Compatable I.D. *PNP09FF

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17 Nov 2015   #12

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ComputerGeek View Post
That setup file is more then just a Windows Certification file. It's installing a color profile (a .icm file) for an ASUS monitor. A Windows cert file is provided so that driver is digitally signed. Otherwise Windows would block installation.

/* EDIT */
footnote: A "Windows Certification" file is a .cat file. It contains the digital signature for a driver so Windows can verify the driver files are approved and legit

The .cat file is also referred to as a "catalogue" file as it may contain multiple signatures - each one for a different driver
Thanks for the info!
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17 Nov 2015   #13

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Thanks for the info!
You bet!

@Layback Bear
On first glance, yea, that hardware Id pulls up a lot of potential bogies and PUPs. Probably take a bit to sort through and see if anything legit
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17 Nov 2015   #14

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

Good news!

I found a driver file. It was listed for Win 8 but believe it should also work for Win 7. But when I looked at the setup file for the driver, something else hit me! (Which is true for this driver file as well as the one posted by Callender).

Both of these driver files are installing a color profile along with monitor.sys - monitor.sys is the Windows generic driver.
DisplayName    = %Monitor.SVCDESC%
ServiceType    = 1               ; SERVICE_KERNEL_DRIVER
StartType      = 3               ; SERVICE_DEMAND_START
ErrorControl   = 1               ; SERVICE_ERROR_NORMAL
ServiceBinary  = %12%\monitor.sys
Meaning even AFTER the driver file runs, I think you'll still see the monitor listed as Generic using the Microsoft driver.

Your ASUS monitor uses the Windows generic driver. It's the custom color profile that's installed! So the thing we really need check is if the monitor's color profile is installed and assigned to your monitor. I believe the profile file name will appear ASUS VE278.icm

fyi. Here's a good general guide I found to how to check and assign a color profile to your device. (I honestly haven't done much with color profiles before but looks relatively straight forward). All done using CtlPnl->Color Management

If you browse Color Management and your profile isn't there, instead of installing by hand: Download the driver file i put on drop box HERE and unzip to your Desktop. (original from driverscollection but can't provide direct link) Right click the device, select Update Driver and point to the folder on your Desktop.

Hope this helps!
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17 Nov 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Thanks ComputerGeek. That was a lot of work you have done.

I really will have to think on doing such a thing because I'm not having a color problem as far as I can see.
I really don't want to install any drivers not designed for Windows 7.
I really don't know the difference between a Windows 8 and a Windows 7 driver but their must be something or Windows 7 would also be listed.

I guess I will just leave things alone because things work great and I guess I was looking for something that isn't there. If we could of found a exact driver from Asus I would of gave it a run for the money.


I do thank all that did their best to help me.
Enough time spent, I will mark this thread Solved

Thanks to all, Jack.
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18 Nov 2015   #16

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

You're welcome Layback Bear. I understand reluctance to pursue as it's just a color profile and you report the color is already fine.

Happy Computing! :)
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18 Nov 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

Thanks for understanding.
Their are many adjustment one can make using the owners manual. I made them a long time ago and I do like it the way the monitor is now.
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