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Windows 7: pop up in second display ... STOP

14 Mar 2014   #11

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (VM)

Okay, I was hoping you had two VGA cables and they might of been plugged into the wrong ports way but no matter.

I have two ways that might help you switch the TV to identify as 2.

First Method:

  1. Unplug the "HDMI" cable that connects to your TV from the HDMI port on your computer.
  2. Go to "Screen resolution" and make sure that your main monitor is identified as 1.
  3. Under the "Multiple displays" text it should say "This is currently your main display" (If it is not check the box "Make this my main display")
  4. Restart your computer
  5. Go back into "Screen resolution", check that everything is the same as mentioned above.
  6. Plug the TV back into your computer (via HDMI)

Second method:

  1. In "Screen resolution" make display 1 (TV) your main display (check the box make this my main display)
  2. Click Apply, then restart your computer
  3. Go back into "Screen resolution" then click on display 2 (Monitor) make it your main display (restore it back to what you had before)

Feel free to play around a bit with the other options, duplicate the displays, show desktop 1 only etc...
Maybe Windows will start to think about switching the number displays around .

Other than this I'm not quite sure how to solve this, however I'm fairly certain it is the reason for your hardware popup problem. You could also try connecting the TV to your computer (via VGA) unless you don't have to VGA ports on your computer.

Any one else have any ideas? :)

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14 Mar 2014   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

That will not help you. You have to work on it from the screen resolution page.
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15 Mar 2014   #13

Windows 7 64-bit SP1 (VM)

Oh, okay. Thanks AddRAM.

Just thought it might be helpful.

I do agree with you, but from what I know there is actually no way to change the identity numbers in screen resolution.

Maybe there is?
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22 May 2015   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate (tower) Windows 8.1 Tablet PC

I hope your problem has been solved, but the correct answer is for you to go to the screen resolution page, select your main display and then put a check-mark in the box that says "make this my main display" it is that simple.
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