Upgraded to Windows 7, No video out

By jksizzle ·
I have the ASUS V1JP laptop with the radeon x1700 graphics. Everything worked fine on Vista but I decided to upgrade to windows 7 anyway.

Installation went well but when I got to the office this morning, I can't get my laptop to send the video signal to my external monitor.

Windows recognizes the monitor through my mini DVI ad VGA ports but it won't let me apply the options to send my desktop to the monitor.

My video card driver is working fine and appears to be up to date and I have not run into any other problems.

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The ASUS support site does not list the V1JP

by Darryl~ Moderator In reply to Upgraded to Windows 7, No ...

as a "Windows 7 Supported" notebook.

You will most likely run into driver issues time, there may be more drivers available but probably not through ASUS.

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One of the things I have noticed about 7

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Upgraded to Windows 7, No ...

Is that it has some strange Habits when it is turned off for a couple of days and you then boot the system.

I've seen examples where 7 Insists on Repairing itself which doesn't work and if you ignore the request and allow it to boot it works quite OK.

I've heard complaints about work computers running 7 changing the User Data Settings to unavailable on the restart after a few days of being off as well.

This just sounds like another little issue with Windows. If you restart the system again it may work but you are just as likely to need to repair the install to get this working correctly again.

The reality however is that 7 is still a new M$ OS and shouldn't be used in a Production Environment unless you are prepared to loose time and money when it doesn't work right. Also before moving any computer to a new OS you should always run the supplied Upgrade Adviser to check to see if there is any issues with the existing system.

Naturally if there is any unsupported Hardware you shouldn't even consider using the new OS as that Unsupported Hardware is going to give you problems.


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