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Windows 7: Video outputs reversed?

14 Oct 2009   #1
laxu

Windows 7
 
 
Video outputs reversed?

Does anyone know how to fix this:

My video outputs are reversed. The output (connected to a 30" Dell 3008WFP display) that shows all the BIOS etc screens normally is seen as output #2 whereas my HDTV is seen as output #1.

Now, the only real issue this causes it that the Win+P menu has the displays the wrong way around: The HDTV is seen as "computer" and the LCD display as "projector". Other way around would make more sense.

Does anyone know where I can swap this?

I'm running Win7 RTM (happened with RC too) and the latest Nvidia WHQL drivers for my Gainward GTX260.


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14 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laxu View Post
Does anyone know how to fix this:

My video outputs are reversed. The output (connected to a 30" Dell 3008WFP display) that shows all the BIOS etc screens normally is seen as output #2 whereas my HDTV is seen as output #1.

Now, the only real issue this causes it that the Win+P menu has the displays the wrong way around: The HDTV is seen as "computer" and the LCD display as "projector". Other way around would make more sense.

Does anyone know where I can swap this?

I'm running Win7 RTM (happened with RC too) and the latest Nvidia WHQL drivers for my Gainward GTX260.
Drag which ever you want as the number one to the left, and the other will become #2. Verify by clicking ID
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Oct 2009   #3
laxu

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by laxu View Post
Does anyone know how to fix this:

My video outputs are reversed. The output (connected to a 30" Dell 3008WFP display) that shows all the BIOS etc screens normally is seen as output #2 whereas my HDTV is seen as output #1.

Now, the only real issue this causes it that the Win+P menu has the displays the wrong way around: The HDTV is seen as "computer" and the LCD display as "projector". Other way around would make more sense.

Does anyone know where I can swap this?

I'm running Win7 RTM (happened with RC too) and the latest Nvidia WHQL drivers for my Gainward GTX260.
Drag which ever you want as the number one to the left, and the other will become #2. Verify by clicking ID
Where am I supposed to do this? Dragging in Screen resolution will only place the monitor on one side whereas dragging in the Nvidia "set up multiple displays" control panel view will not allow dragging at all.
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19 Oct 2009   #4
coch

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

That would be in the "Change Display settings" but it does not work.

You can't change the identity of the display simply by dragging it to the left, it will only change the position of the display but your monitor will still be identified as display #2 and your HDTV display #1. I have the same issue and nothing I have tried worked, there appears to be no way to tell Windows which monitor you want to be Display #1. Dragging them around, making a display the main display, even using the Vidres utility to forst a monitor to be the primary one did not work. No matter what I do, Windows 7 decided that my TV will be display #1 and that's it. (I suspect windows makes the biggest display your #1).

My biggest gripe with this is the first time I installed Windows 7 on my PC, I thought the setup had failed. I was sitting in front og a black screen for an hour with nothing happening at all when I turned on my TV and say that Windows was waiting for me to enter a computer name on the TV but my Pc monitor was black. I even tried not plugging in the Tv at all during Windows setup next time, and now I could see the prompts on my Pc monitor as expected, and it even identified as Display #1 on first boot, but as soon as I plugged in my TV the TV grabbed the #1 position and my Pc monitor became #2.
This is even more weird since (I have an ATI card) in Catalyst driver my PC monitor is identified as #1 and the TV is #2, so the card driver gets it right at least.
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20 Oct 2009   #5
laxu

Windows 7
 
 

For me even the Nvidia control panel shows the displays the wrong way around and had the same problems after install, not seeing the right screen until I turned on my TV.
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