Sharra, it’s been a while, I think it was Vista that the Spyder II didn’t like. At the time, I spoke with the Spyder folks at a trade show and they suggested downloading drivers or upgrading to a Spyder III. I tried downloading drivers and that was no help. I dropped HP as a supplier due to their poor product support, so I dropped Spyder for the same reason, and changed to a Colormunki. So far, I like the Colormunki better.
My understanding is there are only a few monitor manufacturers. They make monitors and rebrand them to suit. Samsung is one that actually makes monitors. They offer a huge range of prices and quality. I have several of different vintages and different shapes. This one is a P2350 which is 1920 X 1080. The one in my office has a little more resolution. They are adequate for what I do.