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Windows 7: Where does win7 keep its multiple displays configuration

22 Sep 2010   #1
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
Where does win7 keep its multiple displays configuration

Hi,
My system acts in a very unstable fashion as far as multiple displays settings. Whenever I connect my pc to my tv, the tv display becomes my primary display. This is a very unfortunate situation, since I'm required to manage my pc via remote control, with my mouse, which is located attached to my pc in one room, and a tv display, located in another room.
Since I managed to perform a comprehensive configuration using this cumbersome procedure, I would like to keep it ready for use if/when a need arises.
Does win7 keep its multiple displays configuration in its registry? If so, where? Is it anywhere else? I would like to keep a copy of the setting material and use it whenever a need arises.


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22 Sep 2010   #2
Gameover

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Does NVIDIA have a program like the ATI Catalyst Control. Iv never worked with NVIDIA before
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22 Sep 2010   #3
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gameover View Post
Does NVIDIA have a program like the ATI Catalyst Control. Iv never worked with NVIDIA before
Yes it does

If you download the latest drivers from nVidia it will install the nVidia control panel.

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22 Sep 2010   #4
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
NVIDIA Control Panel

Yes, it does. The NVIDIA Control Panel (NCP) is a graphic interface. The NCP program is named nvcplui.exe and its dll is nvcpluir.dll. Still, none of these files seems to keep the configuration. at least not the user defined configuration.
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22 Sep 2010   #5
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
Where does the system keep NVIDIA configuration?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Orbital Shark View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gameover View Post
Does NVIDIA have a program like the ATI Catalyst Control. Iv never worked with NVIDIA before
Yes it does

If you download the latest drivers from Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies it will install the nVidia control panel.

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I do have this control panel, Orbital Shark, and this tool is the one I used for configuring my system. My question, though, refers to a hidden aspect of the application, its configuration. Where is it kept?
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22 Sep 2010   #6
Orbital Shark

 
 

Quote:
I do have this control panel, Orbital Shark, and this tool is the one I used for configuring my system. My question, though, refers to a hidden aspect of the application, its configuration. Where is it kept?
The only thing I can think of is to search the registry (type 'regedit' into the start menu) and ro a search for nVidia. Other than that I can't find anything (yet) on my HD relating to a config file for the nVidia control panel
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22 Sep 2010   #7
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
Looks like I found it! Did I?

While I tried to run a serarch on my registry, I limited it to the NVIDIA Control Panel ("nvcpluir"). Following your suggestion I ran a much wider search, this time to the word "NVIDIA". I got 423 (!) hits.
I wonder if the following excerpt is the one I can keep, and rerun whenever a need arises?
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22 Sep 2010   #8
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
Repost of pic

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22 Sep 2010   #9
Orbital Shark

 
 

Looks like it could be but i'd be very wary of changing it as it could have major consequences...The problem is that a lot of apps no longer use .cfg files to store information, instead they're stored in the actual binary files of the app.
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22 Sep 2010   #10
chermesh

Triple boot: WinXP Pro + Win7 Ultimate + Win10 Ultimate
 
 
I'm less concerned since...

Since all reg information in the shown section is specifically NVIDIA related, I'm less concerned. All I plan to do with the saved reg file is to run it if and when I connect my system back to my tv and discover that it has retreated to its original setting, meaning TV as the primary display.
Does it seem like a real adventure?
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