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Windows 7: Dual Montitors

27 Apr 2010   #1
MeltingDog

 
 
Dual Montitors

Hi there,

I am having trouble getting a second monitor to work with 7. When I plug it in it automatically mirrors my main monitor but cannot be detected when I go to display settings. This was not a problem in Vista.

Any ideas?


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27 Apr 2010   #2
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Are you using both of the connectors on the graphics card? One for each monitor. Have you installed the latest nvidia or ati drivers? If you have you should be able to set up dual display fairly easily.

Please complete your hardware profile so we can help you further.
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27 Apr 2010   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

hi i dont no if you are interested or have heard of DisplayFusion: Multi-Monitor Taskbar and Desktop Wallpaper by binaryfortress software? i tried it on a trial and soon learnt the benefits and can honestly say its the best software i have used for duel monitors

http://www.binaryfortress.com/displayfusion/
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27 Apr 2010   #4
ccatlett1984

 

Please tell us the make and model video card you have. Right-click on the desktop, then go to "screen resolution" then "advanced settings" its the make/model is listed on that page.
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27 Apr 2010   #5
MeltingDog

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Please tell us the make and model video card you have. Right-click on the desktop, then go to "screen resolution" then "advanced settings" its the make/model is listed on that page.
Its a GeForce 8600M GT, My computers a Laptop so it only has the one socket for the monitor.

Hope that helps,
Thanks
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27 Apr 2010   #6
Joshatdot

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeltingDog View Post
Hi there,

I am having trouble getting a second monitor to work with 7. When I plug it in it automatically mirrors my main monitor but cannot be detected when I go to display settings. This was not a problem in Vista.

Any ideas?
I was having this issue with a friend of mines computer. He has XP Pro, and it was up and running when I connected his Sony 32" LCD as a 2nd monitor. It was mirroring the LCD monitor.

It wasn't untill I rebooted the computer that the Sony became an individual display.
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27 Apr 2010   #7
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MeltingDog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ccatlett1984 View Post
Please tell us the make and model video card you have. Right-click on the desktop, then go to "screen resolution" then "advanced settings" its the make/model is listed on that page.
Its a GeForce 8600M GT, My computers a Laptop so it only has the one socket for the monitor.

Hope that helps,
Thanks
Grab the newest nvidia drivers from here:
http://www.nvidia.com/content/Driver...type=GeForce M
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