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Windows 7: using the dual moniter setup

26 Apr 2010   #1

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using the dual moniter setup

how do i use the dual monitor setup with windows seven all it is letting me do is clone my desktop when i want to use it for putting stuff on like an extended screen if someone cold let me know that would be awesome. i am using windows 7 starter.

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26 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6

Hi benemaru,

Unfortunately, extended desktop support is not offered in Windows 7 Starter. Here's a blog post with more information about what else Starter lacks: Let?s talk about Windows 7 Starter - Windows 7 Team Blog - The Windows Blog

In case "Multi-monitor support" isn't clear enough (I personally don't think it is), here's a thread on Microsoft Answers clarifying the issue: Windows 7 Starter Edition - multiple monitors

Let me know if you have any questions.


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26 Apr 2010   #3

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You can purchase an anytime upgrade for $80. - Win7 Starter to Home Premium - $80 - Win7 Starter to Home Premium - $80

Personally, I would just purchase an OEM copy of Windows 7 Professional for $140, but that's just me. If you do this, make sure you get the right version (OEM copies come with either 32 or 64 bit, not both)

32-BIT Windows 7 Pro - - Win7 Pro 32-bit - $140
64-BIT Windows 7 Pro - - Win7 Pro 64-bit - $140

You should also know that OEM copies do not come w/ support and you can not return them. They are also tied to one set of hardware (you can't use this copy on a new motherboard if you upgrade)
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