Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Need to configure displays iindependently on Windows 7 Home Prem. x64

04 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
Need to configure displays iindependently on Windows 7 Home Prem. x64

SYSTEM: Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
AMD FX-4170 Zambezi 4.2GHz (4.3GHz Turbo) Socket AM3+ 125W Quad-Core Processor (stock)
ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX R2.0 AM3+ SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Motherboard ( 1201 BIOS)
EVGA 015-P3-1580-AR GeForce GTX 580 (Fermi) 1536MB 384-bit
CORSAIR Dominator Platinum 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 1866Mhz RAM (factory settings)
SATA WD 300GB Velociraptor
SATA II WD 1TB Caviar Black FALS
SATA II WD 1TB Caviar Black FAEX
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W Quad EPS12V
ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" CRT Monitor
Generic Harman Kardon (3)
Logitech Optical M-BT96a Coolermaster ATCS 840 Full Tower Case
3x230mm, 1x120mm, Optional: 3x Scythe S-Flex SFF21G 120mm
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 CPU Cooler
SteelSeries 6GV2 Keyboard

I have a 19" CRT running at native resolution of 1280 by 1024 I have a 37" LG 1080p 60Hz, 37" flat screen TV I play Diablo II's native res is 800x600 When I have Diablo II running and Browser open...and then use VLC Media Player to watch a movie that stored on my 2nd HDD....on my 37" all works fine.

However, when I maximize Diablo II...the TV image switches from the movie to the right 1/3rd of my browser on the TV. When I minimize Diablo comes back on TV... I can simply pause the movie if I need to maximize Diablo II...and then when I'm finished on Diablo II...UN-pause the movie.

Apparently, after Windows XP Microsoft forced Nvidia to remove the "configure displays independently" option from the Nvidia control panel. If nvidia refused MS would no longer certify their drivers.

If there is a 3rd party app or a work around that will give me the "configure displays independently" option in Nvidia control panel, I would love too know about it.

1. Run D2 in windowed works but D2 is way too dark and the in game...gamma options are greyed out...when in windowed mode.
2. Tried Sven's Glide Wrapper...which allows me to run D2 in Windowed mode and allows the gamma adjustments....but after 10-15 mins with browser and D2 running on CRT and Movie running on TV...the comp freezes completely...vid card temp at max is only 40C
3. Just got UltraMon...but it doesn't seem to have the: "configure displays independently" option.

Have browser and D2 running on my 19" CRT (primary display)...AND be able to watch a movie stored on HDD on my TV...and have it all work like it did on Windows XP.
The Nvidia control panel had the "configure displays independently" option on Win XP...whereas Win 7 only has extend and clone :/

My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Jan 2013   #2
Erick Aguilar

Windows 7 professional X64

Get AMD =P
Hydra Display, and CCC let you do this incredibly easy.

Just kidding.
I do believe there is an application similar to ati tray tools for Nvidia, but I cannot remember the name for the life of me, I'll see if I can find it, and will add it to the thread.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Need to configure displays iindependently on Windows 7 Home Prem. x64

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem
Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on. I am now using my back pc,...
Network & Sharing
Windows 7 Home Prem Recovery DVD, Where to find one.
Client Bought a New Lenovo Q150. Out of the Box it gets "No boot device detected" message. Lenovo overnights a new HDD. I go on site to swap out HDD's. Still no same message, Lenovo doesn't pre-image there HDD's. So i call them to ask what to do. I get told CX should of gotten a Recovery Disk. He...
General Discussion
Windows 7 Home Prem under-utilizing memory?
w/e, screw it
Performance & Maintenance
Direct X 11 and Windows 7 Home Prem 64-bit
Hey people,:cool: I just got my laptop yesterday Acer Aspire 8942G and i was wondering it actually comes with the new ATI 5850 first ever Direct X 11 in a laptop.:D:D I was wondering if anyone has any idea wat games will run at Direct X 11 is there any games out at the moment? Thank You.:)
Windows 7 Home Prem OA
I have a question, just recently I have gotten an HP Compaq 610, it came with windows 7 home prem preinstalled, every time I open up microsoft office it asks for the product key, I typed the on that was located at the bottom of my computer, it said it was the wrong, how do I get the correct product...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:00.
Twitter Facebook Google+