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Windows 7: No Option to Extend Monitor

27 Oct 2010   #21
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konrad123 View Post
At least no matter what happens now I have an english version of my manual! Thanks, I didnt even know I could get it online.
great you got it post back what you find


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27 Oct 2010   #22
konrad123

windows 7 starter
 
 

So I just saw in the manual: Due to system restrictions, win 7 starter cant support extended monitor. But it seems that it could with another OS. I think its more important for me to be able to extend my monitor then to keep Windows 7 starter.
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27 Oct 2010   #23
konrad123

windows 7 starter
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brianzion View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konrad123 View Post
What i meant by the xp comment was that i had done it on another computer with xp (at the time i didnt realize it was a limitation of win 7 starter). If I put the linux on instead, will I be able to extend the screen? I will try Ultramon first either way.
go and check here about the linux distros DistroWatch.com: Put the fun back into computing. Use Linux, BSD.
and look for the system requirements for the distros
My machine satisfies the requirements.
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27 Oct 2010   #24
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konrad123 View Post
So I just saw in the manual: Due to system restrictions, win 7 starter cant support extended monitor. But it seems that it could with another OS. I think its more important for me to be able to extend my monitor then to keep Windows 7 starter.
try the kubuntu Kubuntu | Friendly Computing if you download the live version first then you will have to burn the iso image to thumb drive if you have no optical drive
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27 Oct 2010   #25
konrad123

windows 7 starter
 
 

Forgive my ignorance, but with this knowledge now of the win 7 limitations, does it mean that ultramon and Dfusion wont be able to help me (as long as Im on win7 starter), or can they help me bypass them?
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27 Oct 2010   #26
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Download Kubuntu | Kubuntu
For the desktop 32bit version
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27 Oct 2010   #27
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konrad123 View Post
Forgive my ignorance, but with this knowledge now of the win 7 limitations, does it mean that ultramon and Dfusion wont be able to help me (as long as Im on win7 starter), or can they help me bypass them?
kubuntu has the software already in it to use for multi monitors
http://www.kubuntu.org/feature-tour
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27 Oct 2010   #28
konrad123

windows 7 starter
 
 

Thanks for the links. Before I make the switch I just wanted to ask you if its 100% certain that, regardless of whether I use ultramon or Dfusion, I will never be able to extend my screen onto an external monitor as long as WIN7 S is on my PC?
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27 Oct 2010   #29
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by konrad123 View Post
Thanks for the links. Before I make the switch I just wanted to ask you if its 100% certain that, regardless of whether I use ultramon or Dfusion, I will never be able to extend my screen onto an external monitor as long as WIN7 S is on my PC?
try and see if display fusion allows you to use the settings in wallpaper settings as in the post i sent with screen shot
that is true the version you have of windows 7 does not support multi monitors the Microsoft links will tell you. you dont have to wipe the win 7 off you can install linux alongside windows please read the linux links before you change if you run a live cd
you can run the distro from the thumdrive and if you like it just install it linux explains this quite easy in the steps to do it so if you choose to install choose INSTALL ALONGSIDE WINDOWS then you have the choice of running two operating systems on boot you choose what you want.
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28 Oct 2010   #30
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

If the video hardware does in fact support dual independent monitors, then switching to XP or another OS that supports dual displays will work. My suggestion of running a live Linux distro was so you could test it too see if it does. Running a live distro doesn't require dual booting or even installing it to your hard drive so it has the least impact on your current OS. If you do get your dual monitor setup to work the way you want, then you can think about upgrading or switching your OS. If it still doesn't work, then nothing gained and nothing lost. You won't have to undo a dual boot or re-install windows 7 to get back to where you were before you started. If it does work you may want to consider doing an anytime upgrade to Home Premium. A side from giving Microsoft a little more money, all you do is type in the new product code to unlock the extra features.

EDIT: I went to download the manual for you model netbook but it wasn't a PDF file and I'm not keen on installing their software just to read it.
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