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Windows 7: Multiple Monitors Problem on Notebook

29 Nov 2010   #1
sparkyg

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 
Multiple Monitors Problem on Notebook

I'm using a Dell Inspiron Mini 1011, with Windows 7. I have connected an additional monitor, which is working perfectly fine.

What I need to do is to display one window on the notebook screen, and another window on the monitor.

I have accessed the control panel, display settings, to the part where most guides tell you to go. However the only option I get is the "1|2 multiple monitors"

Could someone please help me, thanks.


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29 Nov 2010   #2
brady

 

windows key + P will show you the setup options... You'll need to "extend" the view to the external monitor then situate your window on that monitor
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29 Nov 2010   #3
sparkyg

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
windows key + P will show you the setup options... You'll need to "extend" the view to the external monitor then situate your window on that monitor
It doesnt give the option, only 'disconnect projector, duplicate, or projector only!
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29 Nov 2010   #4
brady

 

If you're unable to "extend", you might try updating the video card driver. If the option doesn't exist to "extend" it's not supported on your current driver/system setup
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29 Nov 2010   #5
sparkyg

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
If you're unable to "extend", you might try updating the video card driver. If the option doesn't exist to "extend" it's not supported on your current driver/system setup
Any idea where i can do this, i've found various driver updates on the intel site, not sure exactly what i'm looking for

I have Mobile Intel 945 Express Chipset Family

thanks
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29 Nov 2010   #6
brady

 

After further investigation: Windows 7 "Starter" doesn't support that functionality.

You'll have to upgrade your OS and not your driver
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29 Nov 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sparkyg View Post
Any idea where i can do this, i've found various driver updates on the intel site, not sure exactly what i'm looking for
You already have an answer to the thread, but to answer this question, you would go to Intel's site and simply download the newest driver for your video chipset that pertains to Operating System. Intel's site makes this very easy.
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29 Nov 2010   #8
sparkyg

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Thanks for your help
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29 Nov 2010   #9
sparkyg

Windows 7 Starter 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brady View Post
After further investigation: Windows 7 "Starter" doesn't support that functionality.

You'll have to upgrade your OS and not your driver
Any idea if this is gen? And would it be legal?
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