Build 10162, new install: only 1 of 3 monitors work & 2 Win 10 images Solved

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    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1709

    Build 10162, new install: only 1 of 3 monitors work & 2 Win 10 images

    I just installed 10162. First try aborted - I was trying to use WiFi and it just didn't play nice, so I finally aborted.

    I started over with Ethernet hard-wired in, and it completely installed. But there are two known problems:

    1. I was running all three monitors (see my system config) with the last four or five releases without problems, with all desktops "extended" on all three devices. Now I just have physical device "1"
    2. I had to abort my first attempt to load Build 10162. I didn't wipe the hard disk after the failed attempt, so that left a partition with Win 10 partially installed. What is the best way to get rid of that partition? I'll also need to get rid of whatever is in the Boot record so it will not prompt me for the proper version of Windows 10.

    Any ideas?
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    "What is the best way to get rid of that partition? "
    Couple of times I just DELETED the VOLUME and just to be safe FORMATted it - no problems to reinstall WIN X. Hope this works for you too.

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    I don't believe a NVidia 8400GS is supported by the current Windows 10 drivers. Once they release an official Windows 10 driver, i'm sure that will be corrected.
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    HDMI on 8400GS hangs up.

    Until this Build I've had no problem with the 8400GS. I have two monitors on it: one with a DVI interface and one with a HDMI interface (which I run through a converter plug). The motherboard has a standard VGA socket. So I plug the three monitors in these three plugs and, until the current release, it runs fine.

    So, what I'm going to do is simply unplug all but the motherboard cable, do a clean load of the OS, and then search for drivers. As it is now, the system is hanging up whilst it is attempting to interface with the HDMI monitor socket.

    I'll see how that works. Yikes!

    ADDED: Change of plans -- I unplugged the two monitors driven by the 8400GS and am just using the motherboard video output. This may simplify things!

    Latest Status -- The motherboard NVidia driver will not load under build 10162 -- so I'll wait. Yikes again!
    Last edited by websquad; 08 Jul 2015 at 14:29.
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    Windows 10 Pro, Version 1709
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    Device Driver Solves Proglem -- 3 monitors working

    I found the following device driver and it seems to solve the problem:


    Now all three monitors are working. Hint: This is a NVidia monitor for the 8400 series PCI adapter, 256MB. It's not powerful, but then I don't do games.

    Warning: The first time through I did a custom install and did not install any of the NVidia "3-D" options (knowing I didn't have 3-D monitors, and really wasn't interested). A few minutes after a reboot screens started flashing and the driver failed, leaving me with one screen (the motherboard's video port). So I rebooted and reinstalled, this time accepting all the options and defaults. It is working so far!
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