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Windows 7: Duplicating my PC to my TV


01 Sep 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home
 
 
Duplicating my PC to my TV

Hi,This used to work but for some unknown reason, my tv now only displays the background..no icons etc, only in extended mode. I've tried the Win+P, duplicate, but only the tv displays and the computer screen goes into saving mode. Please help!!


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01 Sep 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

welcome .
You want to Duplicate the desktop onto the secondary monitor.
Quote:
Add an extra monitor for a laptop

Because every laptop comes with an integrated screen, you only have to connect one monitor to create a dual screen. That's easy because most laptops have a video port. (Unlike desktop PCs, two video ports are rare on a laptop.) Just plug a monitor into the DVI or VGA port and Windows 7 will automatically detect the monitor. As explained above, you might need an adapter to plug a DVI cable into a VGA port or vice versa.
I plug a monitor into my laptop when I'm at my desk and unplug it when I take my laptop on the go. You don't have to change any settings in Windows when you do this.

The Multiple displays drop-down list appears when Windows detects more than one monitor connected to your PC.

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01 Sep 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

He said he has tried duplicate, as I was going to suggest that also.
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01 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Try using extended mode and move a window to the tv screen by dragging a the window outside your screen to the left or right side. Extended mode is not supposed to have icons.
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01 Sep 2013   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
He said he has tried duplicate, as I was going to suggest that also.
Indeed he has .
In that case, do you have a dedicated GPU?
If so did you install the software (control panel) for it?
Are you using the integrated GPU/APU?
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02 Sep 2013   #6

Windows 7 Home
 
 

Thanks for the replies..This was what I did months ago and it worked..
I've connected my Dell PC to Panansonic TV with HDMI Monster cable.
Gone into "Display Settings" - "Multiple Displays" - "Duplicate These Displays"



For some unknown reason, it has switched and the TV won't Duplicate the PC, only Extends
When I go into "Display Settings" - "Multiple Displays" ..."Duplicate these displays" is not in the drop bar..it disappeared!!
Then I tried Win+P and cycle to "Duplicate". The TV then displays the computer screen with icons and all but my computer screen goes blank and into "saving mode"


All software updated and even tried going to systems restore but still can't Duplicate
Help! It's driving me mad
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02 Sep 2013   #7

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Wait, do you want to duplicate the screen or extend the screen? I think your only choice is for extending since duplicating is not working.
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02 Sep 2013   #8

Win 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

I don't think you can duplicate unless both monitors have exactly the same resolution. If they don't it might explain why duplicate isn't even an option.
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02 Sep 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Resolution only plays a limiting factor when the monitor is physically unable to display it,
in which case you will be presented with and Out of range OSD.
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02 Sep 2013   #10

Windows 7 Home
 
 

YoYo155,I'm not sure about the APU and GPU. Mine is a Dell and its the basic with windows 7.
What do you think I should do to get it to Duplicate. It is so frustrating!!!
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