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    Video Driver for windows???
    I have a iMac4, 1 which I've been using for years with windows with no problem. Recently I've re-installed windows 7 (and of course bootcamp). The problem is my external display no longer works. (it worked fine before I re-installed windows). Worse yet I can't seem to find the correct driver for it. I'm really stuck here. Any ideas??

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    What is the make and model of the display?
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    Acer S232HL:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60 Hz
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Display Serial Number: LQY080094201
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Rotation: Supported

    I got this information from snow leopard (which is also on the same computer)
    Also just in case, here is the video card info:
    ATI Radeon X1600:

    Chipset Model: ATY,RadeonX1600
    Type: GPU
    Bus: PCIe
    PCIe Lane Width: x16
    VRAM (Total): 128 MB
    Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
    Device ID: 0x71c5
    Revision ID: 0x0000
    EFI Driver Version: 01.00.068
    Displays:
    iMac:
    Resolution: 1680 x 1050
    Pixel Depth: 32-Bit Color (ARGB8888)
    Main Display: Yes
    Mirror: Off
    Online: Yes
    Built-In: Yes

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    OK....... Thanks for that bit of info. But about the driver, any ideas about where I could find it????????
    Also from inside snow leopard, I go to the system profiler this is exactly (copy and pasted) what's listed:

    Model Name: iMac
    Model Identifier: iMac4,1
    Processor Name: Intel Core Duo
    Processor Speed: 2 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 1
    Total Number Of Cores: 2
    L2 Cache: 2 MB
    Memory: 2 GB
    Bus Speed: 667 MHz
    Boot ROM Version: IM41.0055.B08
    SMC Version (system): 1.1f5
    Serial Number (system): QP6160T7U2S
    Hardware UUID: 00000000-0000-1000-8000-0016CB894A63

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    That monitor is plug and play for Windows and does not require a driver. The driver you may need is for your video card. What does Windows 7 show in the hardware tree for the video card? It should show the ATI Radeon X1600.

    Also, this thread was moved to the correct forum - here.

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    Success!!
    Good point. Windows did not show X1600 for the video driver. But snow leopard did. So rather than searching for mac hardware drivers I started looking for randon drivers and after more searching I found
    http://www2.ati.com/drivers/10-2_leg...-64_dd_ccc.exe
    which has the drivers for the X1650, which did the trick. Thanks!
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    Glad to hear you got it working. Just a point here.... Windows almost never requires a driver for a monitor. As many years as I have used Windows I don't believe I ever had to dig up a driver for a monitor. You can pull an old CRT monitor off the storage shelf and Windows will "see" it as plug and play. Video drivers are a horse of a different color though.

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