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Windows 7: Dual Monitors - second monitor not recognized

30 Jan 2017   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
Dual Monitors - second monitor not recognized

I have a Lenovo W500 that replaces one I turned in. Win 7 Pro 64. unknown Vid card. With old laptop, same make/model, I had dual monitors in use through a docking station, one analog video cable and the other DVI. Simply plugged them in and everything worked. no issues. New laptop will not recognize the second monitor (it is on the DVI cable). How do I get the laptop to recognize the monitor? Any suggestions?

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03 Feb 2017   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Issues solved. Reloaded ATI graphics drivers (downloaded) and both monitors recognized and available in dual extended mode.
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