Locating a New Driver
A disk came with the Viewsonic monitor, and well put that in the CD drive. Autorun starts a program to install a new driver, but it fails with the message that it couldnt find a better driver. The generic plug and play driver will still be used. This could be because the CD only has a driver for Windows 98 and not XP yet. Or sometimes software just sucks! We tested the CD with Windows 98 and found it also didnt work properly. In this case, we learned the software just sucks. The lesson is that sometimes youll do everything correctly and something just wont work. The failure isnt your fault. Its a flaw in the program. But, you must find a workaround.
Well go to the website for viewsonic.com and look under Download Drivers. When looking for updated drivers for a device, your first visit can be to the hardware manufacturers website. Viewsonic.com sends us to microsoft.com to see if the A70f+ monitor is Signed or Unsigned for Windows XP. Signed means the monitor or other device is designed for Windows XP. Signed means Approved. Unsigned means the monitor isnt designed for Windows XP. It might work, but there are no promises.
The ViewSonic A70f+ is signed for Windows XP. Going back to the viewsonic.com website, it says for all Windows XP signed monitors, we should download the file vs-winXP.exe as the driver. We download the 1.72 MB file and save it to our hard drive.
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