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In the Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Display\Screen Resolution the combobox for display is populated with names that are meaningful even when a driver isn't loaded and even when the WMI information isn't populated.

Where is it getting things like "Mobile display"?

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It uses the VESA standard DDC interface to get the EDID data from the monitor.

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That is not eniterly true. My laptop display shows up as Mobile PC Display in windows7, but the EDID info from the the WMI interface doesn't have a name at all. – Joel Barsotti Jul 20 '10 at 17:14

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