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Touch monitor question- Installing Win 8 on Win 7 desktop.

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    Windows 7 home premium 64bit

    Touch monitor question- Installing Win 8 on Win 7 desktop.


    Update: Win 8.1 is installed. What type of cables are used for the touch function to work on the PC? Is it the standard cable plus a USB cable for the touch function? I don't think my tower has a HDMI input.

    Hello, I plan to purchase Windows 8 to install it on my Desktop computer that came equipped with Windows 7 home premium64Bit. I'm actualling going to do a dual boot configuration. Windows 7 home premium 64Bit on one partition and Windows 8 on another partition.

    I'm not sure how the touch monitor is going to work when I purchase the touch monitor. Will be using the current non-touch monitor for the mean time. Does the monitor have the standard monitor cable and and the USB cable for the touch function? I just want to make sure that the touch funtion will work before investing on the Windows 8 $119 version (not the pro version) and touch monitor.

    Should I be concerned? Upgrade assistant detailed report of my desktop:

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    SkyDrive
    Not compatible
    iTunes
    Apple Inc.
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    Adobe Flash Player 12 ActiveX
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    Adobe Reader XI (11.0.05)
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    Bonjour
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    Dropbox
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    Google Chrome
    Google Inc.
    iCloud
    Apple Inc.
    Java 7 Update 45
    Oracle
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Client Profile
    Microsoft Corporation
    Microsoft .NET Framework 4 Extended
    Microsoft Corporation
    Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
    Microsoft Corporation
    Microsoft SkyDrive
    Microsoft Corporation
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64)
    Microsoft Corporation
    QuickTime
    Apple Inc.
    Skype™ 6.9
    Skype Technologies S.A.
    Steam
    Valve Corporation
    TeamViewer 9
    TeamViewer
    Visual Studio Tools for the Office system 3.0 Runtime
    Microsoft Corporation
    Windows Live Essentials
    Microsoft Corporation
    WinRAR 5.00 (64-bit)
    win.rar GmbH
    High Definition Audio Device
    Microsoft
    NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430
    NVIDIA
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    USB Mass Storage Device
    Compatible USB storage device
    Last edited by TheBlindMan12v; 17 Feb 2014 at 04:29.

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    Posts : 8
    Windows 7 home premium 64bit


    updated ^.
    Last edited by TheBlindMan12v; 17 Feb 2014 at 04:30.
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    Windows 8.1


    I just got a new Dell touch screen monitor. I image all the new monitors will have the following monitor connections: Display Port, HDMI, DVI and VGA. My monitor came with a HDMI cable and a USB 3.0 cable. From the research I did before hand, you want to use either Display Port or HDMI, they will give you the best resolution. For the touch screen to function, you have to have USB 3.0 on your computer. The one mistake I made that drove me crazy for a full day is do NOT plug in the USB cable until after you have the drivers installed. I was building a totally new computer and trying to install Win 8.0. I thought I had a defective MB because none of the USB ports would work properly. Finally unplugged the USB cable, and was able to install and update the computer, then the monitor worked perfectly.
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    Windows 7 home premium 64bit


    Thanks for the feedback, I will have to double check if I have USB 3.0.
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