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Windows 7: How to enable 2 monitors without mirroring them


21 Jul 2013   #1

Singapore
 
 
How to enable 2 monitors without mirroring them

I have been trying to use both my monitors to work well with windows 7.
I have the following configuration :
Intel orignal DH87RL
Intel core I7-4770 , 3.4Ghz
1st Dell monitor with HDMI => connected to HDMI port
2nd Dell Monitor with HDMI => connected to DVI port using dvi to HDMI connector

I can see both the monitor connected as mirror but I want them to be used as increased desktop space.
In settings I am unable to see that 2 monitors are connected. Images attached below:

Any pointers will be helpful



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21 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

You need to load your video driver, was hard to read, but says using Standard VGA driver, that won't do, that's why you get only one * 2.

Load the video driver, reboot and 2 should show up and then extend it.
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21 Jul 2013   #3

Singapore
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Faladu View Post
You need to load your video driver, was hard to read, but says using Standard VGA driver, that won't do, that's why you get only one * 2.

Load the video driver, reboot and 2 should show up and then extend it.
Thank you for your time, Actually I am a beginner in Windows can you guide me how do I install/load the video driver?
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21 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

What video hardware is in that system?

Download speccy from piriform.com and install/run it, that will show you.

Best to get the latest one from the brand's website of the system or of the video card.

Otherwise you go to nvidia.com or amd.com for the driver depending on what speccy shows as the video hardware.

or

If it's integrated Intel video, then intel.com for the driver.
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This tutorial can be used also to dig up all the details:

System Info - See Your System Specs

Use to fill in system specs in your profile.
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24 Jul 2013   #5

Winndows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rinku View Post
I have been trying to use both my monitors to work well with windows 7.
I have the following configuration :
Intel orignal DH87RL
Intel core I7-4770 , 3.4Ghz
1st Dell monitor with HDMI => connected to HDMI port
2nd Dell Monitor with HDMI => connected to DVI port using dvi to HDMI connector

I can see both the monitor connected as mirror but I want them to be used as increased desktop space.
In settings I am unable to see that 2 monitors are connected. Images attached below:

Any pointers will be helpful
Hi rinku,

Please let us know if the video drivers of the system is updated correctly. You can let us know the model number for the video card so we can help you update the video driver for the system.

Please update your system specs here. And you can check how to find the details here

Also. once video drivers are updated press Window+P together and you would find an option to setup extended mode and you should be able to get the extended display on Monitors.

Keep us posted with the results so we can advise you further.
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