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Windows 7: "Unable to save display settings" Error with Dual Monitors

23 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
"Unable to save display settings" Error with Dual Monitors

So I recently got a new computer and I love it, however I thought it would be neat if I could setup dual monitors, seeing as it [seemingly] came ready for it.

The computer has two DVI ports in the back (one is "discreet" and the other is at the top) and one VGA port. I am using a 24" HD Asus monitor that I bought with the computer as my main display, plugging it in through one of the DVI's.
I have an old 20" standard definition flatscreen TV sitting next to it. It has a DVI port in the back of the television.

The computer came with one DVI cord and one VGA cord. It also came with something that appears to be a VGA-to-DVI adapter (it is a white piece that attaches to the end of a VGA and seems to fit into my TV's DVI port).

So at the back of my computer, one DVI and one VGA are being taken. The DVI is going straight to my Asus and there are no problems with that. The VGA is going into a DVI adapter, which is plugged into my television.

When I go to my computer's display settings and attempt to change the settings to work for dual monitors, I get this:

The error message simply says that it is unable to save display settings... I have turned my TV's channel to the DVI (it specifically says DVI on the screen of the television) and all, yet I can't figure this out... Do I need something else? I'm at a loss for what to do right now.

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 "Unable to save display settings" Error with Dual Monitors

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