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Windows 7: 2nd Monitor not an option in display settings

24 Sep 2011   #1

64 windows 7 home premium
2nd Monitor not an option in display settings

Yes I have seen all the other monitor posts, and searched for what I can find, but no luck in what is going on with my issue. If this has to be moved to the correct thread, I understand.

Windows 7 Home Premium - Fully updated as of today
NVIDIA GeForce 9200 - Fully updated driver to the newest one released, Aug 2011....

When I look under windows display settings or NVIDEA settings there is not an option for a second monitor any more. There used to be. Now that I got a VGA spliter, there is not. I have tried a combination of everything from direct computer to 3 different monitors, all work perfectly, but when I attached 2 monitors with the spliter, all I get is the same image on each monitor.

When I hit detect, nothing happens, both monitors are identified as #1. Have rebooted, have updated, have done just about anything I can think of.... please anyone, why would windows not show a second monitor option now??

Spliter and monitors work perfectly with the laptop and second older/slower computer. But on this better computer, faster and just should be a hell of a lot better computer, I am not getting the option for a second monitor. Please help, any ideas?

Thank you

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

A splitter simply sends one signal to different monitors, but there is still just one signal.
If you want the second monitor to be recognized, then it has to have it's own signal path.
A card that has VGA, DVI and HDMI has 3 signal paths.

The system is recognizing your two monitors as one monitor, one signal.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

How do you exactly have both monitors connected to your pc and what type of connections they are?
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24 Sep 2011   #4

64 windows 7 home premium

ok. Then how can I get windows 7 to extend the monitor such as I can do with others, same setup....

Yes I do know about the 2nd signal. If I plug in the HDMI from the computer it works just fine as a second monitor, but it is not what I want to do, plus the coloring/vibrancy of the screen is off, and the resolution is not high enough.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Sep 2011   #5

64 windows 7 home premium

Connected both monitors by VGA only.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

Connected VGA to mobo or to a GPU? With VGA connections there are limitations to this type of setup, with resolutions and monitor recognition. If you have a DVI port, connect one monitor to DVI port with DVI cable, and the other to the VGA port with VGA cable. Don't use any adapters for connections. Once the monitors are connected in this manner you should see both monitors and be able to extend monitors.
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