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Windows 7: It's 2010 and I still can't just plug in a monitor and have it work

28 May 2010   #1
jamesvdm

 
It's 2010 and I still can't just plug in a monitor and have it work

Seriously I might expect this with Windows 98 but 12 years later and I still can't plug in a new Samsung SyncMaster 226BW and have Windows set the correct resolution. The correct resolution isn't even available to set manually!

Drivers from the Samsung website are no help. Graphics card is completely up to date.

FFS!

/rant


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29 May 2010   #2
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

I cannot help but think this is a Samsung driver issue. I have a dual LG display but had to install the driver for each for Windows to permit their respective resolutions. Another, less likely source could be ATi's CCC if you are running same.

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29 May 2010   #3
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Support for 226BW SAMSUNG

That should do the trick. I just gave my wife my old 226BW, and, thanks to your reminder, just now installed this driver. :)

Although, I'm not sure why you had problems in the first place. Never had an issue getting this monitor recognized, or having it set to the right res right off the bat... samsung driver or microsoft.
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29 May 2010   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

I'd would say it's a EDID issue with the monitor itself, but Fumzs anecdotal evidence would suggest otherwise
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30 May 2010   #5
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Yeah, sounds like a Samsung issue.
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30 May 2010   #6
XGUNTHERC

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition x64
 
 

FUMZ, you gave her your old 226BW. that monitor was epic in it's old days. I still have mine. I love it. I'd have shipped it to me if you wanted. lol
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31 May 2010   #7
RA5C

Windows 7
 
 

It's more about what your video card will drive than what the monitor will display. I noticed that you didn't mention the video card.
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31 May 2010   #8
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by XGUNTHERC View Post
FUMZ, you gave her your old 226BW. that monitor was epic in it's old days. I still have mine. I love it. I'd have shipped it to me if you wanted. lol
Hi Gunther,

I knew there was something I was forgetting... my bad... won't happen again.
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31 May 2010   #9
HMonk

Dual boot XP Pro SP3x86 and Win7 Pro x64
 
 

@RA5C: video card IDed in specs.

Monk
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01 Jun 2010   #10
Vector90Ash

Win7 (7600) Home Prem 64 bit
 
 

My own thoughts exactly... 'This is 2010 - I should be able to plug it in and expect it to work'.
Nope - this is Windows 7 - marking the death of "Plug-It-In-And-It-Works" enjoyed by XP users.
So much for the 'Increased Compatability' touted by MS - you should see the pile of hardware I've got, which doesn't Plug-And-Play any more!
I don't chuck good stuff out though - Like my old 19" Sony Multiscan 420GS. Still picture-perfect as the day I bought it.
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