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Windows 7: Windows 7 is so complicated, should I change it?

04 Aug 2010   #11
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
I have a HP Pavilion All in One MS230LA, it does not have VGA or Svideo output, so, my only option is the USB, so I need a USB To VGA adapter.
That's where I never understand the purchase of these all-in-one systems, unless you know you'll never need any extra displays or such. You bought basically a laptop on a stand, and now can't add in a video adapter like a normal desktop would. You're crippled either way, because you can't upgrade the internals, nor can you make it a portable system. If it was me, knowing I wanted to hook it up to an external monitor, I'd ditch the system and get a normal tower. Those all-in-ones weren't meant to be connected to another display...that's why the are usually over-priced, because you have the LCD built-in.


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04 Aug 2010   #12
mjoakin

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
I have a HP Pavilion All in One MS230LA, it does not have VGA or Svideo output, so, my only option is the USB, so I need a USB To VGA adapter.
That's where I never understand the purchase of these all-in-one systems, unless you know you'll never need any extra displays or such. You bought basically a laptop on a stand, and now can't add in a video adapter like a normal desktop would. You're crippled either way, because you can't upgrade the internals, nor can you make it a portable system. If it was me, knowing I wanted to hook it up to an external monitor, I'd ditch the system and get a normal tower. Those all-in-ones weren't meant to be connected to another display...that's why the are usually over-priced, because you have the LCD built-in.
I know, my bad ... but overpriced? I wouldn't say that.
Anyway, when I bought it I though I'd just buy the USB to VGA adapter from Ebay (28 bucks), but then , oh surprise, non of them are Win 7 compatible.
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04 Aug 2010   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
I know, my bad ... but overpriced? I wouldn't say that.
I would. I looked into them as a kitchen computer, and decided against them for price alone. You pay extra to have the "convenience" of a self-contained computer. It is the same reason a laptop costs more than a desktop of the same specs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
Anyway, when I bought it I though I'd just buy the USB to VGA adapter from Ebay (28 bucks), but then , oh surprise, non of them are Win 7 compatible.
Are you sure they aren't compatible? Have you tried getting the brand names and going to the manufacturer's website to check?
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04 Aug 2010   #14
mjoakin

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
I know, my bad ... but overpriced? I wouldn't say that.
I would. I looked into them as a kitchen computer, and decided against them for price alone. You pay extra to have the "convenience" of a self-contained computer. It is the same reason a laptop costs more than a desktop of the same specs.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
Anyway, when I bought it I though I'd just buy the USB to VGA adapter from Ebay (28 bucks), but then , oh surprise, non of them are Win 7 compatible.
Are you sure they aren't compatible? Have you tried getting the brand names and going to the manufacturer's website to check?
Yes, the manufacturer said it won't work for Win 7, but it will work with Vista.
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04 Aug 2010   #15
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Do you need USB to DVI? Or USB to VGA?

Here is one that has all: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 1440x900 Each - DisplayLink DL-125: Electronics

and it has specified Win7 32x and 64x drivers
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04 Aug 2010   #16
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Have you tried installing it in Vista compatibility mode?? Compatibility mode allows a older program written for an earlier versions of Windows to possibly run in Windows 7. You can also use Compatibility mode to always have a program to Run as an administrator.

How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7
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04 Aug 2010   #17
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjoakin View Post
Yes, the manufacturer said it won't work for Win 7, but it will work with Vista.
Chances are (not guaranteed) if it works in Vista, it will work in Windows 7.
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04 Aug 2010   #18
mjoakin

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Do you need USB to DVI? Or USB to VGA?

Here is one that has all: Amazon.com: Plugable USB 2.0 to VGA/DVI/HDMI Adapter for Multiple Monitors up to 1440x900 Each - DisplayLink DL-125: Electronics

and it has specified Win7 32x and 64x drivers
Have you noticed descriptions always says MONITORS, but not TV
Anyway, I with search info about this device, thanks Thorsen
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04 Aug 2010   #19
mjoakin

Windows 7 Home Basic 64 bits
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Have you tried installing it in Vista compatibility mode?? Compatibility mode allows a older program written for an earlier versions of Windows to possibly run in Windows 7. You can also use Compatibility mode to always have a program to Run as an administrator.

How to Run a Program in Compatibility Mode in Windows 7
Thanks, I'll take the risk and will buy it.
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04 Aug 2010   #20
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=mjoakin;880504]
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Thorsen View Post
Have you noticed descriptions always says MONITORS, but not TV
Most LCDs are called monitors, especially if they have PC or HDMI inputs.
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