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Windows 7: Main/Primary Monitor is listed as nr.2 in display settings

10 Mar 2017   #1

windows 7 ultimate x64
Main/Primary Monitor is listed as nr.2 in display settings


I recently decided to set up dual monitors and set up everything correctly as far as i know. The Monitor i am using most is selected as my Main Display. The problem however is that it is being seen as nr. 2 on windows 7 which causes the boot up screen to show up on my actual 2nd monitor instead of my main.

Before anyone says go to display settings and choose the one you want as primary, Take a look at this screenshot. I've already selected the one i want as my primary and it still shows up as nr 2

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10 Mar 2017   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Have you tried changing how the monitors are connected to the computer?
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10 Mar 2017   #3

windows 7 ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
Have you tried changing how the monitors are connected to the computer?
My Main monitor is on hdmi and my 2nd on vga, there isn't much/anything that can be changed.
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16 Mar 2017   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-BIT

Have you tried dragging the screen numbers?
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16 Mar 2017   #5

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

Your GPU has a set order in the firmware before the OS is loaded and that order can not be changed unfortunately. You would have to dump its ROM, change it, and then re-flash it to change this order.


EDIT: you could possibly get the HDMI to be first buy using an DVI-A adapter to VGA but I think the DVI will still come before the HDMI on that GT 430. DVI-A Dual Link Male to HD15(VGA) Female Adapter (Gold Plated) -
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