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Basically you just need Windows to identify and match the Acer INF file for the monitor (which should be in the zip you downloaded).

You need to unzip/extract all the files to a directory (as an example: C:\AcerMonitorFiles) and then point Windows to the INF file in that directory (folder).

Just a quick question as well, why are you running Windows 8?

( edit )

I re-read your OP and realized that you cannot get into the 'properties' dialog boxes to set it up.

You need to try it via 'Device Manager' and use the 'Update Driver' selection there - then manually point the look-up to wherever you've saved the correct INF. Monitors do not need 'drivers', rather just INF files that identify the correct EDID settings per monitor/LCD etc.
Edited by GanjaSMK - 1/3/12 at 9:32pm
    
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I tried your suggestion about using device manager to edit the monitor driver/firmware. When I plugged in the Acer there was no mention of any kind of monitor in the list of components. So I tried installing the driver with the CRT plugged in instead, but Windows kept deciding that it's current driver was "the correct one". Long story short, I messed up my Windows 8 install and am now reinstalling XP and testing the monitor with that. I should post back with results soon.
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windows XP worked a little better as far as monitor compatibility. i was able to load the driver, but then windows would load it's own driver after a boot, and then I would get to scroll around the screen @640x480 with the resolution @ whatever i set it at. So I reinstalled windows 8 with the same results as before, completely unable to load the driver. i'm returning the monitor to my friend and just using my old CRT.
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