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Windows 7: see computer screen on t.v.

01 Oct 2015   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
see computer screen on t.v.

I had Windows Vista and was able to view my computer screen/audio on my television. I have now changed to Windows 7 and can no longer see the computer screen or get audio on my t.v. Help please?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2015   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

You can help us to help you by completely filling out your system specs. Like what model of PC you have, the make and model of your graphics card, etc.

Also, what kind of TV is it? How do you have it hooked up?

The more information you can give up, the more we can help you.
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01 Oct 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thanks. I have updated system specs as best I can. Samsung t.v., which is hooked up. I should clarify that I can see the computer desktop background on the t.v., but not what is actually being shown on the computer screen at the time.
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02 Oct 2015   #4

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Just run an HDMI cable to the tv and choose the hdmi output on the video card as the default audio and video source, that should fix it :)

And as far as seeing the same thing, make sure you have the displays set to duplicate, not extend, although, I don`t know why you wouldn`t want it set to extend.
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02 Oct 2015   #5

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware

Is your dual display set to duplicate or extend ? Duplicate clones the display, extend makes one large desktop - sounds like you need duplicate. Hold down Windows key and press P to select - see pic

see computer screen on t.v.-windowsp.jpg

with extend you can drag a app/window from one screen to the other. With clone, the 2 displays must be the same resolution.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Oct 2015   #6

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

Thank you so much for your help. Problem was solved when I set the displays to duplicate.
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03 Oct 2015   #7
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot

Yay! :)
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