Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Dual Monitors-One Touchscreen One LCD-Older Video Card?

28 Nov 2009   #1
override25

Vista (until upgrade decides its time to arrive)
 
 
Dual Monitors-One Touchscreen One LCD-Older Video Card?

Whats up all, first post on the question that caused me to stumble on the forums. I like the forums BTW, very informative, lots of knowledge among the users.

My question is only partially covered by the chosen forum (so please correct of necessary) since there is no monitor forum, but hey, I'm halfway covered right?

Anyway, to the point. I plan on running multiple monitors with one being a touchscreen.

First off, is this even possible? The thought crossed my mind that if there was a visible cursor, the touchscreen might not "grab" it properly. I need to be able to use the touchscreen as a lauch pad of sorts, with my most common files \ shorcuts on it, touch, open, back to the old school monitor.

Or does having a touchscreen require ALL monitors to be touchscreen (it might delete the visible cursor.)

Second, can I still use my touchscreen monitor with the cursor (as if it was just a standard monitor?)

Lastly, can I run a touchscreen on an old (4-8mb) video card? I can't imagine needing more than 800x600 \ 16 bit. This will be a smaller monitor and really just used for a launch pad.

Anyway, thanks for the (future) help and I look forward to stopping by (once ASUS decides its time to mail the box!)


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

28 Nov 2009   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Lets start with your system specs. Especially your video card. Cause it's going to be a problem. Thanks Name:  usercp 1.png
Views: 29
Size:  99.3 KB


My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2009   #3
override25

Vista (until upgrade decides its time to arrive)
 
 

All my hardware is more than capable, its more of a general question but...

Core 2 Quad 2.33 ghz
6 Gigs Ram
NVidia GeForce G100
-Samsung 20in 1600x900
-Generic ~18in 1280x1024
(future)
Windows7 Home Premium 64 Bit
8-12in touchscreen + cheap \ old video card

Did I miss anything important?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


28 Nov 2009   #4
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to seven forums override25: Just one thing, you see the My System Specs tag at the left bottom of you post? Well that is where everyone can go to see your specs at anytime. That is why I left the graphic on my post was to direct you to your user cp(top of your page) then to edit system specs and enter them their.
This way members wouldn't have to find this post to know or continue to ask for them. The other thing is a 4-8 mb video card may not be windows seven compatible, driver wise. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2009   #5
override25

Vista (until upgrade decides its time to arrive)
 
 

Now that I look back at your prior post I realize my mistake. First time I saw it, it blended in with your sig.

Makes sense that it might not be supported driver wise.

Anyone running a touchscreen alongside a standard monitor? Or should I repost that part of the question under general?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2009   #6
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I think you should be able to since the touch screen requires a USB connection and a touch screen application. You could post the question in" Hardware & Devices". Might get a better response. Fabe
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2009   #7
override25

Vista (until upgrade decides its time to arrive)
 
 

Reposting, TY
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Dual Monitors-One Touchscreen One LCD-Older Video Card?




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Onboard video and video card with three monitors?
I was wondering if I have three monitors can I have two of them through my graphics card and my third one through the onboard vga port and still extend the screen to all three of them? thanks in advance :)
Hardware & Devices
Two Touchscreen Monitors and One PC, how would I do multiple touches
Hello, Just a little bit about my set-up. I have two 60inch sharp touchscreen boards that are connect via two separate HDMI's into two separate HDMI ports in graphics card. My issue arises here, I am unable to touch both monitors (when it works, sharp drivers are shaky)...
General Discussion
Will this graphics card support dual monitors?
Currently set up with a Philips Briliance 190SW and about to buy a new monitor. Figured it wouldn't support the resolution so I had to go with a lower-cost monitor. Will my graphics card support dual monitoring? This is the one Will it work? And by any chance this one can be compatible? Sorry I...
Graphic Cards
Best video card for an older system?
Hey guys! I'm looking to get a video card for my old system, and I was wondering what would be best for the performance/$. I'm afraid of buying a card that wouldn't perform at its best because of bottlenecking. I also play games such as: Counter strike global offensive, dota 2,...
Graphic Cards
windows update keeps offering older video card driver
I recently updated my Intel HD to 7/3/2012, the only problem I seem to have is that windows update keeps bugging me to install a older 2010 version, why is it doing that and should I just ignore it.
Windows Updates & Activation
Touchscreen Monitors for Win7?
You know, I've been well impressed over this last week of running Windows 7 that I've treated myself to a new large computer desk, a new case (Antec Skeleton) and a nice set of Creative speakers. Now it suddenly occured to me that Microsoft was bragging recently about the touchscreen abilities of...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:11.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App