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Can Win98 run with no monitor?

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Ed P
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2000 - 2:01 am:   

I know this seems odd but hear me out:

I have just upgraded.

From the leftover parts, I have built a second system: A (very viable) Celeron 366 on an AbitBE6 mobo and a few old components (2d video card, old desktop case, etc...). And I have networked the old and new systems (from parts donated by a friend). But I do not have a monitor for it.

I want to make it into a kind of mp3 server; hooked to my stereo, and remote controled over the network. But I can't get windows to start up on it unless there is a monitor attached.

I am trying to avoid spending any more money.

Is it possible to configure win98 to startup with no monitor display attached to it?

Thanks ahead for any insight,
Ed P

(ps. I know about the switches they make, but I am trying to avoid that option)
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2000 - 3:18 pm:   

Simply hook the monitor to it and start windows. Then unhook the monitor. It will do no harm; I've done it hundreds of times with nary a glitch.

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