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Windows 7 x64 driver for HP L1906 monitor



I just bought a used L1906 and wanted to install it's official driver, as it's detected as Generic PnP Monitor in Win7 x64.


I looked through the drivers on the official site, but could only see XP and Vista x64 drivers. Tried with both, but none managed to install the driver properly.


Is there a way to have my Win7 recognize the L1906 or is there an official driver that works?




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Re: Windows 7 x64 driver for HP L1906 monitor

Welcome to the forum.


I couldn't find the date when the monitor was released, but from the picture it appears to be an older model.  If this is the case, I believe that HP may not provide a Win7 driver for it.


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Re: Windows 7 x64 driver for HP L1906 monitor

Yea, it's an older model but I don't understand why Vista has a 64bit driver and Win7 doesn't have any at all...maybe there is a workaround, I don't know. As far as I can see it can run 1280x1024 resolution on 75Hz (http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00485506&lang=en&cc=us&taskI...), but mine can only run on 60Hz. I wonder if the proper driver could enable 75Hz.

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Re: Windows 7 x64 driver for HP L1906 monitor

The driver itself is simply an .inf file, the reason you cannot install what you found is that the executable that is used will not run in Win7. Run the program you downloaded and pay attention to the location where it unzips the files, should be C:/swsetup/monitors. Then go to Device Manager, the monitor, and manually update the driver pointiong to that location.



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Re: Windows 7 x64 driver for HP L1906 monitor

Thanks a lot for the suggestion.


I did this actually myself too, which seemed to work in the sense that the monitor was recognized as a "HP L1906 LCD monitor", but unfortunately the refresh rate was still locked at 60Hz even after unchecking the "Hide modes that this monitor cannot display" option. So I'm still not sure the driver was installed properly.


Any other ideas?


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