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2407WFP no card reader support for Windows 7 and later OS

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2407WFP no card reader support for Windows 7 and later OS

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the card reader of my 2407 wfp display worked fine with windows xp. With windows 7, card reader does not work. there seems to be no driver on the dell website.
i downloaded the vista driver, it consists of these files:
2407wfp.cat
2407WFP.ICM
2407WFP.INF
the installation instructions by dell seems to work only for vista. does anyone know if and how i can get my 2407 card reader running with these files under windows 7?

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  • There is no card reader support for Windows 7 and later. You can still get the monitor to function at its default resolution. But no card reader support. Windows 7 will load its generic PNP driver for the monitor.

  • ok, thank you so far. but which one is the driver file, the zip file that i downloaded from dell, contains these files:

    2407WFP.ICM
    2407WFP.INF 
    2407wfp.cat 

     

  • * Open the Device Manager
    * Click the icon left of Monitors
    * Double click the monitor listed
    * Click the Driver tab
    * Click the Update Driver button
    * Click No, not at this time
    * Click Next
    * Dot Install from a list or specific location
    * Click Next
    * Click Don't search. I will choose the driver to install
    * Click Next
    * Click Have Disk
    * Click Browse and navigate to where the 3 files are residing
    * Click the monitor inf file
    * Click Open
    * Click OK
    * Click Next
    * Click Finish
    * Now the Device Manager- Monitors should show 2407WFP

  • And what about the compatibility mode?

    I followed the steps above, card reader still doesn't work.

  • Do the USB ports on the monitor work?

  • Usb stick or external usb harddrive works in the 2407 usb slot.

    But not the card reader.

    Windows explorer shows the drives, e.g. card reader. But when I doubleclick them, windows explorer starts a progress bar in the address line. But that progress never reaches 100%, and the cursor remains as rotating circle (sandglass). I can only kill the window by force.

  • elcheffe,

    I was hoping that loading the drivers in compatibility mode might work but the 2407WFP was never tested in the Win 7 operating system. If you want access to the card reader, you need to go back to XP. The Card Reader Specifications only state 2000/XP. 

    <ADMIN NOTE: Broken link has been removed from this post by Dell>

  • I deactivated the card reader devices now, so that they don't show up as dead drives in the explorer.

  • You know, I have a 3007WFP and a 2407WFP. Both have card readers, and neither work in Windows 7 (just the card reader parts don't work). And while I've read the above posts and attempted to get this working, of course it doesn't.

    The 30" monitor in particular is very expensive. Yes I bought it in 2007, but Windows 7 came out only two years later. What is so difficult that Dell won't actually keep drivers working on modern OS's?

    I'm disappointed.

  • It is not a question of "difficult". It is a question of policy. We only support the operating systems listed in the User's Guide.