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Windows 7: wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

20 Jan 2011   #1
susanrachel

win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 
wrong primary monitor in dual monitor setup

Have a large screen tv on wall connected with HDMI to computer. Have a Samsung monitor on my desktop. Cannot make the desktop my primary monitor no matter what I do. (although have had this working before). We had a break-in and monitor was stolen. So replaced with new but cannot make it primary.....always defaults to samsung tv on wall. I have tried all normal solutions.... unplugged all....began with desktop monitor....added tv, etc. Have spent way too many hours and am sure answer is simple. HELP PLEASE!


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20 Jan 2011   #2
hattrickinc

7 untimate
 
 

Right click on your desktop, select Screen Resolution, then click on the screen you want to make primary. Select Multiple Displays, and it should be there!
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20 Jan 2011   #3
susanrachel

win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

If only it were that simple. Have done that a thousand times..... as said in my post...have tried all normal techniques....always the same....the desktop ends on wall tv not on monitor that I want it on.
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20 Jan 2011   #4
Bootz

Vista Business x64
 
 

In the Screen Resolution window, by where it says Display there should be a drop down box. Does it show the model of both your TV and your monitor? if not, you may need the driver for the monitor. Also What interface are you connecting the monitor with? You can try switching that to DVI or VGA to see if it makes a difference.
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20 Jan 2011   #5
susanrachel

win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Will try that and report back
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20 Jan 2011   #6
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

According to an old saying, a picture is worth thousand words, so here's 2,000 words

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Kari


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20 Jan 2011   #7
susanrachel

win 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

That fixed it Bootz! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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