Benq G700AD User Manual
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4. Getting the most from your BenQ monitor

To gain the most benefit from your new BenQ color LCD flat screen monitor, you should install the custom BenQ LCD Monitor driver software as provided on the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROM.

The circumstances under which you connect and install your BenQ LCD Monitor will determine which process you need to follow to successfully install the BenQ LCD Monitor driver software. These circumstances relate to which version of Microsoft Windows you are using, and whether you are connecting the monitor and installing the software onto a new computer (without existing monitor driver software), or whether you are upgrading an existing installation (which already has existing monitor driver software) with a newer monitor.

In either case however, the very next time you turn on your computer (after connecting the monitor to your computer), Windows will automatically recognise the new (or different) hardware, and will launch its Found New Hardware wizard.

Follow the wizard instructions until it asks you to select a monitor model. At that point, click the Have Disk button, insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMand select the appropriate monitor model. Further details andstep-by-stepinstructions for both an automatic (new) or upgrade (existing) installation follow. See:

How to install the monitor on a new computer on page 12.

How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer on page 13

If you require a User Name and Password to login to your Windows computer, you must be logged on as an Administrator or as a member of the Administrators group in order to install the monitor driver software. Furthermore, if your computer is connected to a network which has security access requirements, network policy settings may prevent you from installing software on your computer.

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How to install the monitor on a new computer

This instruction details the procedure for selecting and installing the BenQ LCD Monitor driver software on a new computer which has never had a monitor driver installed before. This instruction is only suitable for a computer which has never been used before, and for which the BenQ LCD Monitor is the first ever monitor to be connected to it.

If you are adding the BenQ LCD Monitor to an existing computer that has already had another monitor connected to it (and has monitor driver software installed), you should not be following these instructions. You should instead be following the instructions for How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer.

1. Follow the instructions in How to assemble your monitor hardware on page 7.

When Windows starts, it will automatically detect the new monitor and launch the Found New Hardware Wizard. Follow the prompts until it displays the option to Install Hardware Device drivers.

2.Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMinto a CD drive on the computer.

3.Check Search for a suitable driver for my device option, and click Next.

4.Check the option for CD-ROMdrives (uncheck all others) and click Next.

5.Look to confirm that the wizard has selected the correct name of your monitor and click Next.

6.Click Finish.

7.Restart the computer.

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How to upgrade the monitor on an existing computer

This instruction details the procedure for manually updating the existing monitor driver software on your Microsoft Windows computer. It is currently tested as compatible for Windows XP and Windows Vista Operating System (OS).

The BenQ LCD Monitor driver for your model may well function perfectly with other versions of Windows, however, as at the time of writing, BenQ has done no testing of this driver on other versions of Windows and cannot guarantee its operation on those systems.

Installing monitor driver software involves selecting an appropriate information file (.inf) on the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMfor the particular model monitor you have connected, and letting Windows install the corresponding driver files from the CD. You need only steer it in the right direction. Windows has an Upgrade Device Driver Wizard to automate the task and guide you through the file selection and installation process.

See:

How to install on Windows Vista systems on page 14.

How to install on Windows XP system on page 15.

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How to install on Windows Vista systems

1. Open Display Settings.

Right-clickthe desktop and select Personalize from the popup menu.

Select Display Settings from the Personalize appearance and sounds window.

The Display Settings window will display.

2. Click the Advanced Settings button.

The Generic PnP Monitor Properties window will display.

3.Click the Monitor tab and the Properties button.

4.Click Continue in the prompted User Account Control window.

5.Click the Driver tab and the Update Driver button.

6.Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMinto a CD drive on the computer.

7.In the Update Driver Software window, select the option ‘Browse my computer for driver software’.

8.Click ‘Browse’ and navigate to the following directory: d:\BenQ_LCD\Driver\ (where d is the drive letter designator for the CD-ROMdrive).

The drive letter for your CD drive may differ from the example above depending upon your system – it may be ‘D:’ or ‘E:’ or ‘F:’ etc.

9.Select the correct folder name of your monitor from provided driver list, and click Next.

This will copy and install the appropriate monitor driver files to your computer.

10.Click Close.

You do not need to restart Windows Vista, as the BenQ LCD monitor drivers will operate immediately with no further action required by you.

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