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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
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Default Monitor Driver

In the Control Panel, select.System to open the System Properties dialog box (Figure 153). Then select “Device Manager” to get a list of hardware in the PC. Finally, click “Monitor,” and you’ll see that a generic monitor is listed (Figure 154). Windows knows it’s a Plug and Play monitor, but it doesn’t list the exact model. This means the PC recognizes and can use your monitor, but it doesn’t identify the exact model of the monitor.


Figure 153: System Properties

Under “System Properties,” we can hit “Device Manager” to look at the devices in the system.

 



Figure 154: Generic monitor identified

Only a plug-and-play monitor is recognized. We’ll change that in a minute.

 



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