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Windows 7: NVIDIA + Win7 + Dual Monitors = Frustration

08 Jun 2010   #31
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You should get Ultramon. One of the best apps for multi screens,
Realtime Soft UltraMon


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09 Jun 2010   #32
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
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Isn't "Extend" the same thing as "Span"?
In some ways it may be, but not all. I ran dual monitors with a single GeForce 6600 GT in XP Pro x64 for a couple of years. Every update of the Nvidia driver changed the way I was allowed to use the monitors. One driver would allow full screen TV on a second monitor, the next would only allow TV on the main monitor. It really irritated me.

But one feature I played with was "Span Displays" which would allow for a single desktop background to be displayed across both monitors, even three if you had them. My current setup with Windows 7 allows me to move application windows from far right across to far left as if they are one display. But each monitor has the same desktop background image, I cannot "span" one across all three.

Before you can use the monitor you must select:
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not the same as "Span Displays".

Cheers!
Robert
My two monitors are 1280x1024, I use custom 2560 x 1024 wallpapers and set it to "tile". The one wallpaper displays (spans) across both monitors.

Ultramon is nice, you can put different wallpapers on each monitor with that. It does a lot more than that but that is one feature I think most people with multiple monitors would like to have.
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09 Jun 2010   #33
CEV

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If it was me I think I would start over and do a clean install of windows 7. Then only install the latest motherboard and video drivers and see what happens. Is your windows 7 DVD an original or a copy? You're running build 7600 right?
This is what I am leaning towards doing. Going to try and find time today. Spent waaay too much time on this when it should just work. And it is an original DVD from TechNet.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
CEV, have you really followed my method one step at a time? I mean, uninstall, restart, (cancel any auto driver installation requests) run Ccleaner, restart, then install driver... That's what I'd do when Nvidia's driver starts it's act on me, and it works every time... (I'm on Nvidia since the first GeForce). And my current setup, I've added the 4th monitor, an old 15" Sharp LCD monitor... It just works...

zzz2496
Step for step.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
You should get Ultramon. One of the best apps for multi screens,
Realtime Soft UltraMon
Thanks for the link, but no need for a paid program when basic operations are not even working.



I'll try a reload in the next day or two. I'm really hoping it works. I'm sure most can understand what it would be like going back to 1 monitor after using 2 or 3 for so long.
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09 Jun 2010   #34
CEV

Win7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
If it was me I think I would start over and do a clean install of windows 7.
BINGO!!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
It just works...

zzz2496
That is no joke. I have not even installed any drivers or software yet. It is working perfectly and Win7 loaded all drivers. IT JUST WORKS!!! Now I'll have to get busy with the reason I did not try this sooner, reinstalling all the software and setting her back up just how I like it.
Thanks again for everyones help and suggestions.
Chad
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09 Jun 2010   #35
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Make sure to create a restore point before you start installing your programs. That way if it is some program that is messing things up you could try going back without having to start all over again.
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