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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
Sounds like a useful tip for win7 headless configurations. Thanks!

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Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:29 am
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
Hi IntensePC_User,

Congrats, but no joy in this Mudville ... posting.php?mode=reply&f=95&t=4619#

I gave your instructions a try, and no matter what I did - uninstall Intel display drivers, use Windows VGA, etc. - I never received any multi-monitor message when clicking on Detect. It almost seems that detect is not working. Interestingly, using Windows 7 Home on another computer - which I run with dual monitors - I receive the "Another display not detected" when I disconnected one of the monitors just as you mentioned.

Hmm, I am using the Intense PC Value barebones with the Fit-PC drivers. Is there possibly any setting that needs to be set to allow it to check for multiple monitors?

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:51 am
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
Sorry to hear this solution didn't work for you.
My setup is: Intense PC Pro, Win7 32bit.
Looks like the Intense PC Value has a Sandy Bridge chip with Intel 2000 graphics, while the Pro has an Ivy Bridge chip with Intel 4000 graphics. Maybe that's why it isn't working for you???

I've just tried the method on an unrelated desktop PC with AMD/ATI chipsets and it still works, so i'm not sure what the problem is on your machine. Attached is a screenshot of the resolution screen with what the setting looks like on this unrelated PC.
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Maybe post a screenshot so I can try to help?
Good luck!


Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:30 pm
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
Thanks for the screen shot. It is the same screen that I get using several much older laptops, but with the Intense PC, it never changes. On the Intense PC, it seems that the Detect button does not trigger anything because it never turns grey or the like.

I am going to test it further over the weekend and will let you know if I have any luck.

Regards,


Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:56 pm
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
So I thought I'd post a follow-up.

Looks like CompuLab has updated the BIOS for the Intense PC. On my Intense PC Pros they now completely work in headless mode with no virtual display drivers or tricking Windows into thinking a VGA monitor is attached.

I can confirm that it works with VNC, LogMeIn, Splashtop, and Remote Desktop!


Wed May 01, 2013 5:38 pm
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
Thanks for the heads-up IntensePC_User,

I never did get it to work, but I will give the BIOS update a try.


Thu May 02, 2013 9:45 am
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Post Re: Headless/Monitorless Windows 7
IntensePC_User,

The BIOS upgrade worked like a charm.

Thanks again.


Thu May 02, 2013 11:23 pm
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