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Windows 7: Windows 7 Home Premium - Dual Monitor Set up

13 Nov 2014   #1
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows 7 Home Premium - Dual Monitor Set up

I am trying to set up Dual Monitors on Windows 7 Home Premium Operating System but I having problems.

My Desktop Computer is Dell Inspiron 570. Per instructions from Dell Technical Support, I installed an USB-Powered VGA Splitter. Per the User Guide instructions, I went to the Screen Resolution page. However, on this page, only one monitor appears. I clicked the Detect button and also re-booted my computer but still am having problems.

1. Can I have dual monitors with the VGA Splitter set up?

2. Do dual monitors work with Windows 7 Home Premium?

3. How do I set up the dual monitors?

Thanks!


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13 Nov 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi welcome to the forum

yes you can have dual monitors. just a quick questions why would you want to use a splitter it will only replicate whats on first monitor. i see from the specs you should have hdmi and vga output. i would hook one to vga and the other to hdmi. if your monitor doesn't have hdmi them you can get an adapter that goes from hdmi to vga.
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13 Nov 2014   #3
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Okay. I will try that and let you know how it works. Thanks!!
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13 Nov 2014   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

your welcome post back when hooked up.
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13 Nov 2014   #5
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I did what you suggested. I hooked one monitor up to the VGA connection. For the second monitor, I got a HDMI to DVI to VGA connector (that is what the guy at Radio Shack gave me). I turned on the 1st monitor, which worked. When I turn on the second monitor, I get a black screen with a message "entering power save mode."

Let me know what else you think I should do. Thanks!
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13 Nov 2014   #6
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

ok try this just a test. hook up just one monitor with the hdmi adapter does it work?
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13 Nov 2014   #7
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

working on testing that now...
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13 Nov 2014   #8
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

i hooked up only one monitor with the hdmi adapter but it did not work. i double checked to make sure that the connections are secure. however, the monitor says "dell" and then fades to black with the words "entering power save mode."

please advise. thanks!
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13 Nov 2014   #9
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

it sounds like the adapters do not work. i would of tried something like this. Belkin HDMItoVGA Adapter AV10145BT - Best Buy
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13 Nov 2014   #10
Terri Keppel

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I was wondering about that.... Anyway, I will get the adapter you suggested. If it is not in the store, I will have to purchase it online so it might take a couple of days for me to get back to you.

I will post once I get the adapter you suggested.

Thanks so much for your help!!!!
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