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  • Couldn't find it in the forums.  Also tried a google search.

    I get this error when trying to install a monitor driver:
    "The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems."

    System: Windows Vista 64bit SP2 - driver signing enabled/on
    Driver/Device: Viewsonic VP2030 series LCD monitor

    Why I need this driver: I think the graphics card is having trouble because it doesn't know my monitors refresh rate limits.

    Ok, I downloaded the driver from the Viewsonic website (see here):
    http://www.viewsonic.com/support/downloads/drivers/?prod_name=vp2030
    I tried the second and the last one.

    I also tried the driver from the Microsoft Catalog (see here):
    http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=display%20viewsonic%20vp2030

    So, none of them will install.  The installation method I use is to go to "Add Hardware" and use "Have Disk" button.

    I also check this page that talks about the inf being decorated and the driver being 64bit.
    Well, as you can see, it does appear to be decorated properly:

    [Manufacturer]
    %ViewSonic%=ViewSonic,NTia64,NTamd64

    [ViewSonic.NTamd64]   
    %VP2030%=VP2030.Install,Monitor\VSC131C


    So, what can i do now?
    Saturday, January 23, 2010 6:06 PM