How to Set Up My Samsung Monitor

by Jim Campbell

Microsoft Windows supports several brands of monitors, including Samsung. Your computer automatically detects a new monitor when you plug it into the graphics card, but installing the Samsung drivers enhances the monitor's features. Windows installs default monitor drivers, but you can install the specialized drivers using the Windows Device Manager utility. Device Manager is included with each version of the Windows operating system, allowing you to update all of your hardware drivers.

Connect the monitor cable to the port on your computer's graphics card. The port is on the back of the computer's case. After you connect the monitor, turn on your computer.

Click the Windows "Start" button and type "device manager" in the search text box. This text is the shortcut to open the Device Manager utility.

Click the arrow next to the "Monitors" section. This arrow expands a list of monitors connected to the computer. Right-click the new Samsung monitor and select "Properties."

Click the "Driver" tab. Insert the Samsung monitor disc into the computer's drive. Click the "Update Driver" button in Device Manger. This button starts a driver installation wizard.

Click the "Browse" button in the wizard and select the disc drive where your driver disc is inserted. Click "OK" to install the Samsung drivers. If Device Manager asks you to reboot, click "Restart" to reboot your computer.

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About the Author

Jim Campbell has been a computer engineer for over five years. He excels in hardware repair, computer programming and troubleshooting, and software design. He is currently attending Florida Atlantic University, pursuing a master's degree in computer and electrical engineering and fine-tuning his technical writing abilities.