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Windows 7: Problem with Dual Screen Setup


30 Mar 2010   #1
treddi01

Windows 7
 
 
Problem with Dual Screen Setup

I am trying to set up my laptop so that I have dual screens with my TV being the second screen. I have been using an LKV 2000 with Windows XP with no problem whatsoever but Windows 7 doesn't even seem to recognize that the cables are plugged in when the computer is on and therefore I cannot set dual screens up. I am going to "Set Up Displays" but it will neither detect nor automatically read the other display. If the cables are plugged in and I restart the computer it will put my desktop image on the TV, but not the laptop, so I know that the connections must be correct. I have re-installed drivers several times and that did not do anything.

How do I fix this problem?


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30 Mar 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

What drivers did you install? If you haven't done so already, try updating your graphics card drivers.
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30 Mar 2010   #3
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Can you fill your system specs in your profile? It'll help us a lot...

zzz2496
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30 Mar 2010   #4
treddi01

Windows 7
 
 

I just updated my specs under my profile.

I downloaded Driver Whiz to find outdated drivers and install them for me because I don't know much at all about drivers.
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30 Mar 2010   #5
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Are you sure you have your model number correct? I could not find a Vostro 1080 on Dell. Could you have a 1088?

If so, try downloading and installing the latest graphics card driver from here: Drivers and Downloads
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30 Mar 2010   #6
treddi01

Windows 7
 
 

I just tried that and like all other times updating drivers it tells me all my drivers are up to date
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30 Mar 2010   #7
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Dell Vostro... Can you look at the box that came with your computer, tell us what the box say about your laptop's specification... Your driver is not up to date, since the Display adapter is using windows generic display driver.

zzz2496
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30 Mar 2010   #8
treddi01

Windows 7
 
 

I actually have a Vostro 1510, which I had listed wrong before (I am trying this through LogMeIn while I am work and don't know why I thought 1080). I went back to Dell to download the appropriate driver a pop up says "There are no files to download. Please go to Drivers and Downloads to select files(s). I press OK and it just goes away.
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30 Mar 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Try downloading the latest drivers from here: Drivers & Downloads
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30 Mar 2010   #10
treddi01

Windows 7
 
 

That's exactly where I tried to do it when I got that pop up
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