Re: New computer... old monitor
You didn't state the model of the old CRT monitor, but I wouldn't anticipate
any significant trouble. You can adjust the resolution to the requirements
of the old monitor, and you can easily find out the optimal resolution and
refresh rate, etc. for your sister-in-law's CRT by googling or Live
searching with the model number of the monitor. That should give you the
info of the optimal settings for that old CRT.
You can't change the resolution until you're in Vista, but you should not be
deprived of the image on the monitor and then you can right click
desktop>personalize>Display Settings>adjust resolution if need be>advanced
button>adjust refresh rate if need be and depending on the video card with
the PC you may want to adjust the monitor or other tabs that will be
provided by the video card.
I've put Vista on a PC and hooked up some pretty old monitors before I
bought my new ones, and there were no problems. Of course a good monitor
(to me) and a good video card does make quite a bit of difference but I
don't see a problem for you.
"Daryl" <darylbarberNOSPAMPLEASE@btinternet.com> wrote in message
> My sister in law has just ordered a new PC with Vista but is planning to
> keep her old (CRT) monitor.
> I would imagine that everything would go smoothly upon receipt of the new
> PC but there's one scenario which I'm hoping won't happen:
> What if the new computer has been setup to run at a resolution or refresh
> rate which her old monitor won't accept? I believe that the new PC comes
> with a widescreen LCD as standard (which she's opted out of).
> So, if this IS the case, how is it possible to change the resolution
> during bootup if she can't get a picture to be able to go into the
> appropriate menu after bootup?
> I'm the one who'll be setting everything up for her so I guess I ought to
> have all bases covered!