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Windows 7: Get back to the primary monitor

25 Dec 2013   #1
seven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Get back to the primary monitor

I have an Acer Aspire laptop which is getting the BSOD. I can only start it in Safe Mode. My problem is I was using extended desktop and the tv monitor it is connected to is set as the primary monitor.
When I start in safe mode it only sees that monitor and doesn't have any options to change the primary monitor back to the laptop screen.
I would like to get it changed to the laptop as the primary monitor so I can copy files to an exterior drive in Safe Mode without being connected to the external monitor.
I figure I can't fix the laptop so I just want to get files off of it. But if I do bring it to a shop I would like the display on it working anyway.


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26 Dec 2013   #2
A Guy

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26 Dec 2013   #3
seven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Win key + P doesn't do anything.
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26 Dec 2013   #4
richnrockville

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Seven, have you tried to turn your laptop on without the external monitor plugged in?
Normally it will change to the only monitor that it finds.

Rich
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26 Dec 2013   #5
seven

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Yes solved

Yes Thanks, I just came here to say that's what I did. I don't know why I didn't try it before. I guess when I started in safe with the other monitor I didn't think the laptop display was working.
Also I think a reinstall of windows 7 might solve the bsod problem.
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