Benq GL2040M 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 recognize 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 MonitorCD-ROMand select the appropriate monitor model. Further details andstep-by-stepinstructions for either an automatic (new) or upgrade (existing) installation, 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.

To check the name of the purchased model, refer to the specification label on the back of the monitor.

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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 toInstall 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 deviceoption, and click Next.

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

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.

To find the suitable driver files for the purchased model, refer to the following table.

Driver files

Suitable models

 

 

 

 

GL940

GL940, GL940M

 

 

GL940A

GL940A, GL940AM

 

 

GL941

GL941, GL941M

 

 

GL941A

GL941A, GL941AM

 

 

GL2040

GL2040, GL2040M

 

 

GL2040A

GL2040A, GL2040AM

 

 

GL2240

GL2240, GL2240M

 

 

GL2240A

GL2240A, GL2240AM

 

 

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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, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 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 7 system on page 14.

How to install on Windows Vista systems on page 15.

How to install on Windows XP system on page 16.

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How to install on Windows 7 system

1. Open Display Properties.

Go to Start, Control Panel, Hardware and Sound, Devices and Printersand right-click the name of your monitor from the menu.

Alternatively, right-clickthe desktop and selectPersonalize,Display,Devices and Printers, andright-clickthe name of your monitor from the menu.

2.Click the Hardware tab.

3.Click Generic PnP Monitor, and then the Propertiesbutton.

4.Click the Driver tab and theUpdate Driver button.

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

6.In the Update Driver Softwarewindow, select the option Browse my computer for driver software.

7.Click Browse and navigate to the following directory: d:\BenQ_LCD\Driver\ (where d is the drive letter designator for theCD-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.

8.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.

9.Click Close.

You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.

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How to install on Windows Vista systems

1. Open Display Settings.

Right-clickthe desktop and selectPersonalize from the popup menu.

Select Display Settingsfrom the Personalize appearance and soundswindow. The Display Settingswindow will display.

2. Click the Advanced Settings button.

The Generic PnP Monitor Propertieswindow will display.

3.Click the Monitor tab and theProperties button.

4.Click Continuein the prompted User Account Controlwindow.

5.Click the Driver tab and theUpdate Driver button.

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

7.In the Update Driver Softwarewindow, 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 theCD-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 may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.

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How to install on Windows XP system

1. Open Display Properties.

The quickest shortcut to Display Properties is through the Windows desktop.Right-clickthe desktop and selectProperties from the popup menu.

Alternatively, the Windows menu to Display Properties is located inControl Panel. In Windows XP version, Control Panel is located directly under the mainStart menu item.

The menu options displayed will depend upon which type of view is selected for your system.

Under the Classic view, click Start |Control Panel |Display.

Under the Category view, click Start| Control Panel| Appearance and Themes| Change the screen resolution.

The Display Properties window will display.

2. Click the Settings tab and theAdvanced button.

The Advanced Display Propertieswindow will display.

3.Click the Monitor tab and select thePlug and Play Monitor from the list.

If there is only one monitor in the list, it will already be selected for you.

4.Click the Properties button.

The Monitor Properties window will display.

If the driver provider is listed as BenQ, and the model matches that of your new monitor, the proper drivers are already installed, and you need do nothing further. Cancel out of these property windows. However, if BenQ is not listed as the manufacturer, or the correct model is not currently shown, you will need to continue with these instructions.

5. Click the Driver tab and theUpdate Driver button.

The Hardware Update Wizard will display. Follow the wizard instructions noting the steps below:

6.Insert the BenQ LCD Monitor CD-ROMinto a CD drive on the computer you attached the monitor to.

7.Check the option Install from a list or specific locationand click Next.

8.Check the option Search for the best driver in these locationsand also check Search removable media, then click Next.

Please wait while the wizard searches for drives and the BenQ LCD Monitor CD inserted in step 6. When completes, the wizard should have found and selected the BenQ driver on the CD appropriate to your monitor model.

9.Select (single-click)the correct name of your monitor from provided driver list on the CD, and click theNext button.

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

10. Click Finish.

This will close the wizard and return you to the Monitor Properties window.

11. Click Close,OK, andOK.

This will close the Display Properties windows. You may be prompted to restart your computer after the driver update is complete.

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