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Windows 7: external monitor during setup of windows

01 Mar 2011   #1
goshinki

win 7 x64 Home Premium
 
 
external monitor during setup of windows

am trying to install windows on a laptop with broken screen
it will not display on crt monitor when running setup..

how would i change this..

trying to either install vista or 7

hp dv9000 entertainment series


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01 Mar 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I believe on the dv series laptops you have to press the fn key and one of the function keys at the top that has a picture of a monitor on it for the display to route through the video out jack.
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01 Mar 2011   #3
JHayward

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

I don't think that multi monitors are supported during the Windows setup, if I were you I'd try what Maguscreed suggested, and if that didn't work, you'd have to take out the hard drive, connect it to a computer that does have a functioning screen, Install Windows, then put it back into the laptop and use it from there.
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01 Mar 2011   #4
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

I'm able to display from the win disk with my old hp laptop but it's just generic intel display anyhow.
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01 Mar 2011   #5
JHayward

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64 & Mac OS X 10.7
 
 

Interesting, it may be that the Windows 7 install doesn't support the graphics card of this particular computer fully, which is causing multi-monitor support to become unavailable.
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04 Jan 2012   #6
fatihmed

windows xp
 
 

I have the same problem while windiws xp setup..

My asus eepc netbook screen broken, when i connected to an external monitor i cannot see anything to finish all set up steps..

Is there any way to solve this problem? For example, a kind of monitor selection from boot menu..
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