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[Windows 8] Acer P191w Driver Install trouble

post #1 of 13
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I just bought a used Acer P191w monitor from a friend who got a new one. I was eager to save some desktop space and replace my faithful CRT, and get ready for some overclocking. When I booted up I noticed the screen resolution was set to 640X480 and that I couldn't change it because Win8 didn't recognize the monitor. I found the drivers for the monitor @ the Acer site and tried to install them. They are in a .zip file instead of a .exe file, so I have to point Win8 in the right direction so it can find the drivers. I just can't get into the Monitor Properties shown in the picture below when I have the Acer pluged in. Is there any other way to install the drivers other than the instructions, or a way to get the properties button to be highlighted?

Instructions:
http://63.66.78.20/acerpanam/monitor/0000/Acer/AC501/AC501faq10.shtml

Driver:
http://global-download.acer.com/GDFiles/Driver/Monitor/P191W%20Vista%20WHQL%20Driver.zip?acerid=633646453905919392&Step1=Monitor&Step2=P%20Series&Step3=P191W&OS=V10&LC=en&BC=Acer&SC=PA_6

If I can't find a solution I'll either return the monitor and get my money back (if he's willing), or install Windows XP and lose BF3.
post #2 of 13
I am going to be the first person to push this...

Are you absolutely sure your graphics drivers are installed properly?
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post #3 of 13
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Here's a screenshot of the Properies button I'm talking about:
Properties Screenshot.png 22k .png file
post #4 of 13
First of all, do you have the latest proper video card drivers from either NVIDIA or ATI?
post #5 of 13
This is an older monitor right? Have you tried the XP drivers?


If that doesn't work have you tried the detect button in the screen resolution section of the control panel?
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post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Conner View Post

I am going to be the first person to push this...
Are you absolutely sure your graphics drivers are installed properly?

Yes, I'm sure. I have CCC 11.12 installed and working. Everything works perfectly with my old CRT, and I can play BF3 with no problems. My system seems to be working flawlessly, it's just that I can't adjust the screen resolution with the Acer monitor. Then I saw the drivers and assumed that was the problem. I did switch from d-sub to DVI, could that be the problem?
post #7 of 13
interesting as the CRT is a generic non-PNP monitor.

Have you tried by detecting it and changing the settings in CCC?
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post #8 of 13
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interesting as the CRT is a generic non-PNP monitor.
Have you tried by detecting it and changing the settings in CCC?

I tried the detect button, and it gave me the same results, 640X480 @60hrtz. CCC gives one resolution setting, 640X480@60Hrtz
The only drivers on the Acer site are 4 years old and work with 32bit Vista. Maybe it's a lack of 64bit support.
post #9 of 13
Well what it seems is happening is it still thinks the Acer is the CRT.
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post #10 of 13
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Is there any way to install the drivers through the command line, or get the properties button to work? Then I can just follow the Acer install method. BTW, thanks for the help thumb.gif
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