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richardhhwu

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#64599 18-Jul-2010 22:11
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I have just purchased a desktop, however, motherboard use a 9 pin serial port for monitor and desktop does comes with a video card.

Thus my question is, how do I install a windows xp for that desktop.

The delimma is almost all monitor these days use 15 pin, and I need to install a driver for the videdo card first before it can work, but I need to see the screen to install a OS first.

Anyone can help??

BTW, motherboard is ASRock K8Upgrade-NF3

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KevinL
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  #353131 18-Jul-2010 22:44
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According to the specs (http://www.asrock.com/mb/overview.asp?Model=K8Upgrade-NF3) the motherboard doesn't have on-board graphics. You can't get video out of a serial port!

Just install your graphics card into the motherboard - windows will automatically detect it and run generic drivers for the OS install. You can then install the proper drivers after the OS install is complete.

 
 
 

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richardhhwu

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  #353135 18-Jul-2010 22:53
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but how can I install a windows with a blank screen??

KevinL
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  #353139 18-Jul-2010 22:59
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It won't be blank - if you physically install the graphics card first, it will be available on bootup and windows installation.



richardhhwu

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  #353142 18-Jul-2010 23:02
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I will have a go, thanks

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