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Windows 7: Extending Displays Question

24 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Extending Displays Question

Hey, I had a quick question about extending my display between two laptops. I currently have two laptops: a Dell 1545 and a Dell 1501. The specs of the 1545 are on my profile and the specs of the Dell 1501 are:

Windows 7 32-bit
ATI Radeon Xpress Series 1150

I am trying to set the Dell 1545 to extend its screen to the Dell 1501 using a vga cable. I have tried to get it to work but to no avail. What settings should I use if this is possible?


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24 Jan 2010   #2
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Win 7 Ultimate x64

I don't think it is as those VGA ports on the laptops are for output, not input.
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24 Jan 2010   #3

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
I don't think it is as those VGA ports on the laptops are for output, not input.

The VGA slots in your laptops are output only. What you are trying is simply not possible.

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