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Installing HP M50 Monitor

By wsmm ·
Trying to install a HP M50 monitor on a pc that has Windows 98 loaded. The problem I have is that the generic version of windows does not have a listing for HP monitors. Also the monitor does not have an install disk with it! All software disks were either lost or misplaced during a move and system needed to be totaly rebuilt due to a totaly corrupted hard drive. Without the install disk for the monitor it will only install with generic drivers that limit it to 16 colors insted of 256 colors. o far I haven't been able to find an install disk anywhere. Does any one have any suggetions of a way to install this monitor with a 256 color pallet?

Thanks..
Bill

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Should be able to do better

by zzyp In reply to Installing HP M50 Monitor

You should be able to use Standard Monitor Type with 800x600 or 800x600 75MHz, but finding the setup is a bit obscure in Win98. Have you been able to find and try it?

Right-click anywhere on blank portion of desktop, Then click on Settings tab of Display Properties window. Then near the bottom, click on Advanced Properties button, then click on the Monitor tab. Beside the Monitor icon anwith current setting, you click on Change button, then Next. You should have an "Update Device Driver Wizard Window". Instead of default, click the radio button "Display a list . . . , then Next button. Now, in the lower left, click on the radio button "Show all Hardware".

Now in the left manufacturer columnscroll to the top and pick Standard monitor types, then choose your choice on the right, I would try for VGA or VGA PCI if using a PCI monitor adaptor.

Or, probably better is to pick HP as the manufacturer, then choose a 15" monitor, regardless of the model number, it will quite likely work.

After a reboot, if everything is working, click on the advanced button again (in display Properties settings)but choose adapter and choose, near bottom of window, a higher Refresh rate.

Post your results. The above is for Win98 SE, the screens may be somewhat different with the origina Win98.

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