Dell 24" monitor driver won't install
I extracted the zip file to a sub folder of C:\Drivers where all the OEM
stuff was located.
Then used the "update driver" option in advanced display properties as
Monitor now recognised correctly, and appropriate colour profile available.
I am so used to using specific setup executables to install drivers so that
ALL relevant features are installed.
I find that Windows controlled installs often result in the bare driver and
miss certain helper apps etc.
However in this case you were exactly right, and shall use this method if a
specific setup.exe is absent in future.
Of course, sods law kicks in. Shortly after a successful install (but
before a restart) Windows Update informs me that it has this exact driver
update anyway !
Finally, totally irrelevant to the above, Oblivion looks fantastic on this
(I am assuming that anyone with this screen has a high spec system to run
Thanks again for providing accurate, no nonsense advice that was right on
"Drew" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Running the same monitor ( side note ..awesome monitor !!) I did not have
> any problems and I would not normally do this but windows update has the
> new driver for that monitor or at least it is the one I am using...Have
> you tried this ??
> "Si" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>I have the same problem with my monitor and trying to update the driver
>>using the method laid out here does not work for me. I get the message
>>that vista already has the latest driver installed or words to that
>>effect. Do try it though as it may well work for you.
>> "Andrew Tapp" <AndrewTapp@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>> I've got exactly the same monitor and running on the Dell downloaded
>>> drivers with no problems.
>>> - Right-click on the desktop and Personalize
>>> - Click on Display Settings
>>> - From the Monitor tab click on Advanced Settings
>>> - Click on the Monitor tab
>>> - Click on Properties and accept the UAC
>>> - From the Monitor Properties dialog click on the Driver tab
>>> - Click on Update Driver
>>> - On the dialog box that opens select 'Browse my computer for driver
>>> - Browse to the folder where the .inf file etc. were extracted and
>>> the instructions
>>> Hope this helps.
>>> "phypps" wrote:
>>>> Just fitted a new 24" dell monitor (2407WFP)
>>>> Windows Vista recognises 1920x1200 no problem, so thats OK.
>>>> But monitor is only recognised as Generic plug & play
>>>> (which it would do of course without specific drivers)
>>>> In order to have more control of model specific functions and accurate
>>>> colour profiling I need to install proper driver(s).
>>>> The CD that came with the monitor said it did not support my system
>>>> (presumably only XP drivers ?)
>>>> So I downloaded Vista specific drivers for the exact model of monitor
>>>> (should contain both 32 and 64 bit according to the info)
>>>> No setup.exe so tried to "install" the INF file.
>>>> However this also failed to run.
>>>> Would be grateful for any suggestions.
>>>> Thanks in advance