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Windows 7: Problems installing 2 extra monitors to my laptop.

01 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Problems installing 2 extra monitors to my laptop.

Can some enlighten me on how to get this done. I have an HDMI and a VGA out on my laptop, or I can do a VGA out on laptop, and an additrional VGA out on it in a docking station plus I can do DVI from dock to HDMI on one of the monitors. I felll like I'm about there, but am missing something.
Thanks,
Bill

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01 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

How many have you got connected and working so far ?

A laptop may not be able to handle any more than 1 external monitor, do you have a manual ?

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/vostro-v13/pd

http://delltvcables.danielcadams.com...cking-station/
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01 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

One works from the laptop. I need to figure out how to get the second one working. I read where a laptop will only handle one additional monitor. But there is a USB connector I can by and hook one up thought a USb to VGA for the third monitor. Are you fimilialir with that setup.
Thanks for your help.
Bill
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01 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

Never had to hook up more than 1 before, but I`m researching for you.
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02 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Thanks. I can't seem to figure this out.
Bill
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03 Feb 2013   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

There is no need to post multiple threads on the same issue.
How do i put two external monitors on my laptop?
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03 Feb 2013   #7

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by billberry12 View Post
Thanks. I can't seem to figure this out.
Bill
The limiting factor is going to be the video drivers -- in terms of how many displays they can handle. Multiple video jacks give you alternatives, not necessarily parallel connections.

I know that some AMD drivers support something they call Eyefinity.

You would need to find out the make and model video chipset on your laptop, what version driver you're using -- and what that driver supports in terms of multiple desktops.
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