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Windows 7: Installing Multiple Monitors

11 May 2019   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Installing Multiple Monitors

I have just purchased two external 23 inch monitors. I have Windows 7 Professional Operating System (64 bit). I am attempting to determine what I will need to correctly install the extra two monitors to my Dell Vostro laptop.

I have an HDMI and a VGA output. I'm not sure what all I need to make the two monitors show dual/different screens. For example I would like to utilize one screen for filling in my reports and the other to read the data I'm inputting.

Any help/tutorial links would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

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12 May 2019   #2

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone

Hello baileyd1975

You need to know how to Set Main Display and how to Change the Presentation Mode, for a multi-monitor setup.

Then please refer to these Tutorials:
Display - Change Main Display
Presentation Mode - Change
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12 May 2019   #3

Win7 pro x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baileyd1975 View Post
I have an HDMI and a VGA output. I'm not sure what all I need to make the two monitors show dual/different screens.
Your laptop might support two different screens on two different monitors (multiple monitor mode) or it might only support a single screen to be displayed on two different monitors (clone monitor mode). The way to tell is on Item #2 on the first link provided by Iko22, you will see a line called "multiple monitors". See if it has an option to "extend these displays". If so, select it to enable multiple monitor mode.
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