This document pertains to HP and Compaq desktop computers with Windows Vista and XP.
This document provides important information you should know when attaching monitors and TVs to your PC.
caution:HP recommends connecting the monitor or TV to a surge protection device as the power source to prevent damage to the monitor or TV if a power spike occurs.
note:An HDMI connection can also carry audio. HDMI audio is lost when using a DVI to HDMI adapter or cable solution.
note:You cannot connect DVI-D to VGA.
note:Most monitors work fine without installing any software by using Microsoft's Plug and Play. However, if your monitor came with a software installation disc, you should install any drivers related to the monitor to get the best experience.If you are connecting an older monitor and Windows does not find it using Plug and Play, please refer to Connecting Older VGA Monitors.