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Question: Dual Monitors Windows 7 Problems

Ok, this problem is getting really annoying and I think its a problem with windows 7 itself and not my computer.

Basically I have a dual monitor setup with the left hand monitor as my secondary and right hand monitor as my primary.  Whenever I have an application with any graphics on it at all such as a progress bar on my left hand monitor moving windows around becomes laggy and juddery, yet this doesn't happen when the graphical app is on my primary monitor!

My system Specs: 
ASUS Striker Extreme MOBO
OCZ 850W gameXtreme
Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz CPU
4GB (4x1GB) OCZ DDR2 1066MHz RAM
Nvidia 8800GTX
Sound blaster x-fi Xtreme Gamer (older PCI version)
3 x 80GB HD for system drive in RAID 0
1 x 500GB and 1 x 250GB drives for storage
Monitors are 1680 x 1050 res

Windows 7 Exp Index:
CPU: 5.9
Memory: 5.9
Graphics: 6.8
Gaming Graphics: 6.8
Primary HD: 5.9


What iv tried:


Updating to latest drivers
Upgraded system memory from 2GB to 4GB
Installing 64-bit version
removing sound card and re-installing windows from scratch
upgraded my PSU


Thanks for your help!



 

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Having just upgraded from XP using the Nvidia dual monitor desktops for years, I was surprised to find Windows 7 has this feature in-built with the added bonus of slideshow desktop images C00L!
So beyond Win7 eye candy which is better, Does it come down to games running faster under the Nvidia dual desktops, what is the general preference here?

Answer:Is Nvidia dual monitors a poor cousin to Windows 7 dual monitors?..

afaik, there is no real performance difference, as all stuff is handled by the nvidia driver anyway.

And of course the more monitors the higher performance hit as there is more screen surface to work on (the same as increasing resolution).

Btw, the main pityfall of the multiple monitors is that the taskbar is only in the primary monitor, but there are a ton of good third party programs that can handle this, like Actual Multiple Monitors.

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Hi! I just upgraded to Win8 this weekend and so far I really like it. I discovered something this morning that now that the weekend is over is bugging the crap out of me and I need help. I work from home and use this alot so it would be helpful.

I am trying to do a couple things I could easily do in 7,
- have Chrome open in both monitors at once with different things on them.
- currently Chrome has no minimize/maximize buttons on the upper right like it used to. Makes it very hard to multitask.

I have 2 monitors, the main is a 23" touch screen and the second is an 18" non-touch screen.

Also, is there a way to have the taskbar to appear at the bottom always like it used to?

Thanks! I really appreciate the help!

Answer:Windows 8 Dual Monitors, need help having browser open in both monitors

Answered my own question. Google Chrome was showing in App mode. When I downloaded Chrome for 8 there is an option to have it show in desktop mode and the taskbar, minimize/maximize, and multi window option came back. YAY.

Now if someone could tell me why windows 8 won't fill the screen at the resolution recommended for my 23" monitor I'd be good!

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I have AIM and when I open a window or recieve an IM it shows up in my primary monitor I drag it to my secondary monitor thou but I was wonderin if there was away to recive IM;s from my second monitor.
 

Answer:Dual Monitors Problems

A window should reopen in the same spot you closed it. By default any program will open a new window (one it's never opened before) on the primary monitor (hence why it's the primary monitor). If it's not opening on the secondary monitor upon reopening (after having closed it on the secondary monitor) it's because AIM themselves have done something stupid to prevent such functionality.

If you want some help with dual display issues or an app that can help with things like this you should check out ultramon you can find it at www.realtimesoft.com. It's the best dual display app I've ever found and I use it myself all the time.
 

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors

When i was running dual monitors the graphics card had 2 ports. The problem with this is that you can only use either the graphics card, or the onboard graphics card. You can't use both at once. Atleast this is what I learned. There could be a way, but never found one.

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Hi guys,

First of all, I didn't really know where to put this, so my apologies if I did anything wrong.

I recently found a second monitor just lying around and decided to hook it up to my laptop. It worked fine for about a week but now, after maybe 30 minutes of use the problem occurs;

First of all, both my screens go completely black and the windows error sound plays. After a few seconds my main monitor comes on again and the seconds displays 'No Signal'.
Around 10-20 seconds later, the seconds monitor comes on again, but all the windows have been moved onto my main monitor.
I really don't know what else to say, I'm unsure what the problem is.

Anyway, thanks for any help.

-MrYodaylay

Answer:Problems With Using Dual Monitors.

Check your power settings, some laptops on battery power will disable a second monitor automatically. Also, did you try clicking type mobility center in the search programs and files, and choosing the monitor mode you want under display? You can also press the Windows Key + P to open Display Switch.

You can also check your settings against this tutorial here, and see related tutorials there as well:

Display - Change Main Display

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I am trying to set up dual monitors on a Dell opteplex 755. and I have a multi monitor card Dell / ATI Radeon X300 128MB PCI-e Graphics Card - 102A2590401installed. When I go to "Display" "Settiings" there is no "Identify Hardware" tab. all is shows is a single monitor, with no options. Both monitors a working fine, but only in unision.
 

Answer:Dual monitors problems

You should be able to run software from Dell/ATI to set up both monitors; it should have come with your system. If not, go to www.dell.support.com and download it for your particular card. Once that is done and run, make sure and go to Display in Control Panel and ensure that they are placed the way you have them, 1 & 2 or 2 & 1.
 

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I have a new laptop compaq computer with vista and I am trying to use it with a multimedia projector with powerpoint. But I am having trouble setting it up right. For some reason when I start the powerpoint show it displays on the laptop and the part that I use to set up the powerpoint shows up on the projector. This is backward to what I want. I want the presentation to show up on the projector. I have gone crazy trying to fix this. How am I suppose to set the dual monitors up on the vista so that what I want shows up on the projector?
 

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So I decided to try dual monitors, but I'm having a few problems:

1. How do I add my icons to the first monitor while still keeping them on the second? I tried copy/paste, but it doesn't support icons with the same name.

2. I downloaded Ultramon, and it let me add another taskbar, but not the start menu, the icons next to it, and the clock and the icons next to it.

3. How do I make it so games won't minimize when I use the other monitor?

Oh yea, Ultramon only has a 30 day trial period. Is there anyway to do this without it, or are there any other programs?
 

Answer:I'm having problems with dual monitors

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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So I was using a single 1050p monitor without any problem but then I bought and plugged another 1440p monitor and I noticed that the mouse sometimes getting stuck so I need to ctrl alt and del to log out and in again also the mouse cursor will scroll the page down by itself also the secondary 1050p monitor will flash black for a sec why ? The 1050p monitor plugged with a dvi cable and the 1440p with a display port . I have Windows 10 sapphire r9 390 i7 6700k

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I have 1 monitor connected to my graph card and 1 in my motherboard, but the monitor connected to my motherboard does not display and my PC does not find it and i tried to detect it with Catalyst Control Center and that didn't work either.

Like maybe there is a program that lets me use on-board graphics and graphics card at the same time.

Would be awesome to get some help.

If its needed here is my PC Specs etc:
Graph Card: I got 2x XFX Radeon HD 7950 3GB GDDR5
Motherboard: MSI Z77A-GD55, Socket-1155
Power supply: Chieftec Nitro Series BPS-950C 950W PSU
PC Monitors: BenQ 24" LCD G2420HD
CPU: Intel? Core i7-2600K Processor
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
RAM: Kingston DDR3 HyperX 1600MHz 16GB
CPU Cooling: Antec Kuhler H2O 920 CPU Cooler
Hard Drives: 2x Corsair SSD Force Series 3, 120GB 2.5" and 1 Seagate Barracuda? Green 2TB, 3,5"
PC Case: Cooler Master HAF 932 Advanced Big Tower

Would be lovely to get some help,

Answer:Problems with Dual Monitors - Help would be awesome.

Hello Bodomi,

I have already made a reply, please do not make a second post:

Problems with Dual Monitors

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I just installed Vista Business and get the same exact image on both of my monitors. How do I change it so that the displays are independent? Do I need to download the ATI drivers instead of using the ones built into Vista? Thanks in advance. So far, Vista looks pretty slick.
 

Answer:Problems with dual monitors in Vista...

I'm not on my Vista machine right now, and I can't remember the exact vernacular but it's in Display Properties. Highlight your secondary display, and then select the option to "stretch" (or something like that) the desktop onto the secondary display.
 

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I have a dual monitor setup on my pc. Gforce4 440 128mb agp card and an ATI rage 128 pro pci. My problem is that when i am playing media ie music, video etc. i get distorted sound when i open, close, maximize, move any window on the monitor that is on the ati rage card. I remove the card and the sound distortion goes away. I have moved the monitors around, i have updated drivers for EVERYthing in this mess. I have an ECS mobo k7s5a with sis7012 integrated sound. cannot find ANY references for this type of problem. The only thing i haven't done is tried another pci card to replace the ATI. I would just like to know why there is distortion.

THanks in advance!
Rich
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Sound Problems

Did you try a differnt PCI slot for the ATI card?
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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Hello,

As the title states, I'm having some issues with having all three devices connected to my video at the same time. My card has a vga, dvi, and s-video slot. I have a lcd monitor connected to the vga connector, a crt monitor connected to the dvi port through a dvi to vga adapter, and I just recently bought an s-video cord to hook up to my tv which also takes s-video.

It seems that I can't have all three connected at the same time because when I restarted so that the tv could be detected, my system kept making weird noises and displaying some message on a black screen before windows loaded, but I couldn't see what it said since the comp. restarts before I can read it. As soon as I unplugged the s-video cable the comp. started up normally. I think I read somewhere that nvidia cards can only have two displays active at once, but my main question is: Is there a way to switch between using my lcd and crt monitor and using my lcd and tv without screwing up settings?


Sorry for rambling and the long explanation, any advice or sources of advices would be much appreciated!

P.S. another side issue I had was that when I got the display working on the tv, the tv would not show the entire window, like part of it was cut off from the top, i tried messing with the resolutions but it didn't work, is there any way to make it so that a window will maximize properly on the tv.
 

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Hey all!

So my PC decided to upgrade to Windows 10 while I was at work, even though I was sure I had turned it off! The only real problem with this is my desktop wallpaper! In Windows 7 I had the same image on both monitors, and the image would rotate every minute. So far, I have been unsuccessful in replicating this, and after searching through some forums and doing some googling I haven't been able to find anyone who has solved this problem! Is it not possible on Windows 10? All of the wallpaper settings are so bad, and SPAN is the only setting that looks even remotely good... And it's horrible...

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I am having a nagging problem with getting the 2nd monitor in my dual monitor setup to start properly when doing a Windows restart (only). The appearance is blue and very faded. It looks like a CRT where the red and green guns are not working. I can faintly see the information being displayed but it's hard to view. This problem does not happen when I do a complete turnoff and boot my computer fresh as everything works perfectly.

What happens differently during a restart vs a fresh start?

I am using a GeForce2 MX/MX400 NVidia compatable video card from gainwardusa.com and am running Windows XP Pro with SP2.

I have contacted gainwardusa and have been sent several different drivers in an attempt to solve my problem but thus far, I have been unable to care for this issue.

One other point......when the pc recovers from standby or hibernation, everything comes back working properly.

Does anyone have any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - Problems with Restart Only - Not Fresh Start

Does this problem occur if you on the pc fresh and then do the restart without starting up any apps?Does this problem occur in safe mode or low resolutions?
 

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Hi There everyone!

This is a new build. Please check the spec's for this machine.

My default OS is Win 7 Ultimate 64 Bit. When I am using this OS all Is good with my monitors. My left screen is my primary screen and has the start button and all my short-cut icons on it which is the way I would like it to be in all three Os'. I can open many panes and move them back and forth to any screen I want.

When I restart the system to enter into Win Vista Home premium My Right screen is the primary screen and I cannot move any panes into the left screen and i cannot move the cursor into the left screen.

When I open the device manager in this OS there are no problems showing in either the display adapters or the monitor criteria.

I have tried correcting the problem in both the windows control panel in displays and also in the Nvidia control panel and I can't seem to solve this problem.
What do i need to do to get my left monitor to be my primary screen and to move window panes from left to right and vice versa.

Not sure but I think this is a driver issue.

Thank you for your help.
ranger72

Answer:Problems With Dual-Monitors in a Multi-Boot System

Hi ranger, welcome to VF, it is a bit of a problem, I assume you've updated your drivers from Nvidia's site? I've not come across a problem like this for a while, but it does sound like Nvidia's drivers at fault, have you tried switching the dvi ports around, might fix it, and have you also tried reverting back to WDDM drivers and see if it is Nvidia's fault? I often find also that when you try and adjust a setting on nvidia control panel, you need to set the resolution to low to get results, however that may just be me :-)

MrNeeds

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I recently updated my nVidia drivers to the latest and also my SiSandra Lite software (for quick access to accurate specs of my PC). After updating SiSandra Lite, I looked at the GPU section. As usual it loaded the primary monitor first where everything was fine. I then changed to look at my secondary and my primary monitor turned off and my desktop was shifted to my second.

Now when I boot my computer, my primary comes on, but after the pre and post bios. Only when Grub comes on does something appear on my primary monitor, but it's very low resolution (compared to what it used to be). The windows 7 loading bar appears on my primary but before the logo can appear and glow, it swaps to my secondary monitor where it stays.

Windows 7 cannot detect my primary monitor trying both screen resolution detection and it's missing from the devices menu. Really confused about this whole business

I realise this may have been posted as a problem before. I did find little snippets of information about it but nothing sufficient.

Any help or redirecting to places where this problem has been solved would be much appreciated

Thanks

Ben

Answer:Dual Monitors problems ater updating SiSandra and GPU drivers

Anyone?

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HI. I have a Samsung HD monitor and a VGA SuncMaster Samsung monitor. The HD monitor is what I use on my desktop all the time. I am wanting to have dual monitors to use on occasion and use both these at the same time with a mirror image. The graphic card ATI Radeon HD 5450 has a place for my HD and VGA slots. Win 7 recognizes both monitors, BUT my HD monitors resolution is not HD anymore but the VGA monitor is good.

How do I get the settings to be the same as it is on my HD monitor and then display the mirror image to the VGA monitor????

Thanks so much, Tammy

Answer:ATI Radeon HD 5450 Dual Monitors HDMI & VGA Resolution Problems

Are you sure what you want is to DUPLICATE the contents of both monitors (referred to as "clone mode")? You want to show the identical desktop content on both monitors identically and simultaneously?

Or do you want to EXTEND the Windows desktop to run horizontally across both monitors, so that your Windows desktop is pretty much "double wide"? This allows you to drag windows onto one or the other monitor, and open up independent program windows on either monitor to meet your needs (e.g. to look at two open program windows independently presented on each of your monitors).

If you run the dual-monitor setup in EXTEND mode (with one of the monitors called "primary" monitor for Windows and the other monitor known as the "extend/secondary" monitor) then each monitor can be configured to run at its own native/optimal resolution, independent of what the other is configured at. So if you have a CRT (typically 4:3 or so) it can run at say 1280x1024 or 1600x1200 or 1440x900 or something like that, while your flatscreen/TV (typically 16x9 or 16x10) can run at say 1920x1080 or 1920x1200 or 1680x1050 or something like that. So you'd get FULL use of both monitors at their native/optimal resolutions, and maximum width of the effective combined Windows desktop.

If instead you do really want to run the two monitors in "clone mode", then you only have a Windows desktop that is the smaller of the two monitors. And you will be running the... Read more

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Hi,My setup includes dual monitors with a T61 in port replicator  and a Dell 24" monitor positioned above.  While I can achieve this setup by manually dragging the external monitor above the laptop each time I dock, I cannot get the Presentation Director to capture this position accurately.  It will capture the setup, but reverts to horizontal monitors with left/right mouse whenever the captured profile is used.   [With my old T43 in the same setup, I was able to get the monitor positions memorized correctly. ] Does anyone have a solution?  I've checked the Control Panel--> Display settings and the NVIDIA Control panel.  The control panel allows me to set up the external monitor as per above, but I haven't found any control to ensure the settings "stick".

Answer:Dual Monitors / Cannot capture vertical monitors (mouse up /down vs left /right)

Additional Note:  I've also tried creating a new profile in the Presentation Director with the selection for "External Monitor positioned above laptop", but that does not work as it will not recognize the external monitor resolution of 1900x1280, and thus will not allow me to finish the profile.

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I am using a IBM Lenovo T61 and an HP LP1965 as a dual monitor. I have used this monitor(which is only two weeks old) on another lenovo t43, so I know the monitor and cables are good. I cant get W7 to see two monitors. It will only pick up the one, it will not detect the other. I have tried "scan for hardware changes" too. If I have the hp monitor plugged into the laptop at boot up, it will work, but the laptop screen will not. I have just installed W7 last week. I have updated drivers and completed all W7 updates.

Any ideas???

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 7

Well, I doubt it will help since you are saying it's not even detecting it... but Win+P is a nice little shortcut for changing display modes for multi-monitors. If it is detecting, but just not using one of the monitors you could use that to change to extended/cloned/etc.

By chance have you checked for any BIOS settings which might play a factor? Also by knowing whether the GPU is ATI/nVidia/Intel people may be more likely to be able to point you in the correct direction.

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I have just hooked up my test laptop at work to my docking station and now have Windows 8 running with dual monitors. I like quite a few things with the way the dual screens work on Windows 8.

The one thing I have issue with right now, might be easy to fix. Say on monitor 1, I want to display the Start screen, and on monitor 2, I want to run the classic desktop. Anytime I launch a desktop app from the second monitor, it switches my primary monitor from the start screen back to the desktop. Or it switches the 1st monitor back to any previously opened and running metro app.

Is there a way to launch a "classic desktop" app, from the 2nd, keep it on the 2nd monitor, but not have it change away from the Metro interface on the first monitor and keep the start screen up?

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I have an HP proBook 4440s and a external HP S2031 monitor.
I can get the extended monitor feature to work outside of the VPN.
Once I go into the VPN the only thing I can do is move the entire VPN to either screen. I can't share anything within the VPN such as word, excel, or outlook.
Does anyone know how I can move items within the VPN from screen to screen?

thanks

Answer:Windows VPN dual monitors

You can't transfer files from a laptop to a monitor, a monitor can only view the whole desktop from your laptop.

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On my primary monitor I've run a 360 and my Windows 7 p.c into it. I've set up a shortcut hotkey so that I can disable the primary to swap to the 360 when needs be. However I'd like to be able to access the web whilst using my 360 without having to cycle through the monitor menu to swap back. So I got my old monitor on my desk, however I can't think what to do with it. It's got a lower resolution than my primary so simply making it the secondary whenever I want to use the 360 isn't viable (it messes up the icons). I can't think of any work around, using ultramon and shrinking the main image isn't very good either due to it having both delay and a lower framerate even at the the highest systme usage settings. Can you guys think of any work arounds? I've tried saving the icon positions but then firefox still opens in the main monitor. I really would like to swap monitors on the fly with a hotkey and restore icons later.

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Let's say I have the following...

- Belkin Pre-N Router (with the proper ports opened)
- A computer system with dual monitor at home (with a client VPN software)
- A computer system with dual monitor at the office (with a host VPN software)

Now I am able to get the computer system at home to connect to the office one, but it only display as one monitor with the resolution of 1280 x 1024. I'm using Windows XP Professional Edition's Remote Window.

Is there a way to somehow get my home system to view the office's dual monitor format or am I stuck with one (due to limitation of something)?

Suggestions?

Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:VPN - Dual Monitors with Windows XP Pro?

The RDP client and server software in XP doesn't support multiple monitors.
 

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I did this but they both show the same screen. The main screen is HDI and the other is DVI... Is there a solution for this.
I want to put 3 on here.

I want it to show different screens.

Answer:Dual monitors on Windows 10

Hi Gina France,

Do you have it set for extend or duplicate?

-Chuck

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So, I recently installed windows 7 on my computer and I have triple monitors. Everything worked immediately. So I told a friend that windows 7 kicks ass, and her dual monitors will work no problem.

Turns out, I was wrong.

She has a Asus v9520/td/256m video card, and it ran dual monitors just fine in Windows XP. However I am having difficulty finding drivers for windows 7. Both monitors are working in windows 7, however they are mirrored, and we do not have an option to change them to landscape. (In the display properties, it only 'sees' one monitor)

Any help out there?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Dual Monitors in Windows 7

Try right-clicking on an open space on the Desktop and select 'Screen Resolution' then click 'Advanced settings'. Click 'Detect' to find the second monitor and then 'Extend' the display.

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I have an ATI All-In-Wonder Radeon 9600 video card. It's been working properly for quite awhile and now suddenly the cursor moves to the second monitor when I drag the cursor beyond the bottom of the first monitor.

It used to go from one monitor to the other by dragging it from left-to-right. I can't figure out what caused it to start doing this or how to go about getting it back to the way it was before. Any ideas how to change it back. Any help will be appreciated. Thank you!

.....Gord
 

Answer:Dual Monitors - cursor changes monitors vertically instead of horizontally

Display Properties - Settings - Drag the monitors to side-by-side position with the mouse, it thinks they are one obove the other.
 

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Hey all. I'm a newcomer here and a relative novice with hardware issues past simply installing cards and drives so be gentle. Basically I've been wanting to run dual monitors for a while and for Christmas my sister finally got me a second so I could give it a try. The machine I'm using came with very mediocre integrated graphics so the first thing I did was bought and installed a new graphics card (Sapphire HD 4650 512MB DDR2 HDMI DVI VGA Out PCI-E) which worked great and really brought my frame rate up across the board. Currently I have the active monitor connected to the video output on the PCI-E card so the only real option for the second monitor was to connect it to the default VGA which results in the second monitor just showing the orange power light rather than green which I always took to mean standby. Do I need to buy a second graphics card to feed the other monitor or is their some simple switch I'm missing that allows it to read the old VGA out? Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1 OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit Processor: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E5400 @ 2.70GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 10 Processor Count: 2 RAM: 4094 Mb Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4600 Series , 512 Mb Hard Drives: C: Total - 601688 MB, Free - 504046 MB; M: Total - 102398 MB, Free - 75370 MB; Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0K83V0, A00 , ..CN7509303800BE. Antivirus: AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 2011, Updated and Enabled
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 with Dual Monitors

You can't use both your HD 4650 and your integrated graphics at the same time. However your 4650 has both VGA and DVI adapters on it, so you can plug two monitors in to it that way.
 

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Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, like Windows 7, makes very is easy to set up dual monitors. You can add a second monitor by using the following procedure.
Setting up two monitors is useful and convenient when you need to change the display settings during your presentations with a projector connected to your laptop.
Connect the second or external monitor to your computer first. Then press Win+P. This will open the Charms bar.
Select the Extend option.
That's it!
Related read: How to setup Dual Monitors in Windows 7 easily

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As of right now I am running Windows XP Pro 64bit cause Windows 7 will not display dual monitors, I tried a combination of things and nothing... But xp shows them both with no problems and I didn't even have to install my driver for it! Windows 7 uli when I stall the driver cause i have the same disk that came with the video card what's the deal-le-o here

Running: on board video is Nvidia GeForce 6100 512mb
PCI card with dual vga ports and 1 S-Video port Nvidia GeForce FX 5200

not sure if ram has anything to do with this but i have 3.25gb ram but both windows 7 and xp only show 2gb I'm thinking that might have to do with that 1.25gb are not of the same as the 2 1gb sticks I got that figured out so what am I missing her??????

Answer:Windows 7 will not show dual monitors

Do you have both monitors connected to the FX5200? Your motherboard may not permit onboard graphics and a discrete card to be used at the same time.

On my desktop at work, with a Quadro FX1800 adapter, the second monitor only became usable after I ran the multiple monitor configuration in the nVidia control panel. Are you able to run that?

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Currently using Vista, have found this VERY annoying problem with gaming and window sizes.

Right now my 23 inch is the main monitor and the 19 inch is the monitor for etc.

I have itunes, utorrent, ventrilo, and trillian all set up (in terms of size and position) the way I want them on the second monitor.

HOWEVER

Whenever I open a new game which isn't configured on my main monitor, the resolution would not be 1920x1080 and EVERYTHING on the second monitor is suddently shifted towards the left, I would always have to reposition them back to the way they were.

So, is there a program to "lock" the size and location of windows?
 

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I have installed an Appian plug and play dual monitor card. The system shows two monitors on the display in the control panel but the two monitors act as one. Has anyone installed dual monitors using Windows 2000? Is it okay to use a different software or does Windows 2000 have it's own software to handle dual monitors.

Can't get them to work independently.
 

Answer:Dual monitors with Windows 2000

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I want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
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Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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I work from home and remote into my office in another town through Merus. The office had GOTOMYPC for the last 3 yrs but now I can connect to the office but when I start to work I can not use both monitors which is necessary for my job. We have updated all applications but only one monitor works from here. I am not sure if both work from the office or not.
 

Answer:Windows XP Dual monitors for Merus

I do not think you will ever get dual monitor functionality out of any of those remote desktop apps.
 

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My video card has two outputs one DVI-I and the other DVI-D. Two monitors are an old vga only and the other is a tv with vga and two HDMI connections.
I have not been able to figure out the cabling/digital processing that I need to facilitate the dual monitors connected to different web sites. Any help would be appreciated.

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I want both to be the same? Thanks for any input on this. Did a new install,can I still get Media Center? If so Where?
Z

Answer:Same Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Media center was removed from 10. I have multiple monitors with the same background. How do you have yours set up? If you extend the monitors, you should get the same on both.

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Hi, everyone -I have a strange problem. Here are my machine specs:Toshiba Satellite P305D laptop with 4GB of RAM, AMD Turion 64 X2 processor (2.10 GHz) running Vista 32-bit on the C: drive. I also have an external VGA monitor connected.After researching it, I learned the system was capable of running 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, so I created a second partition (D:) and did a "custom" install of Windows 7 on that partition to dual boot Vista/Win7. The installation went fine. The first thing I did was the Windows updates... all 123 of them, then rebooted the requisite number of times. The problem is... Windows 7 isn't detecting the external monitor, even though Device Manager tells me the drivers are up to date. (Both monitors work just fine in Vista.)Actually... that's not quite correct. It DOES detect the external monitor if I boot into Windows 7 with that monitor plugged in. But then the laptop screen is dark. Plus, when I go to my screen resolution settings to extend the desktop, only one monitor shows up in the drop-down box for "Display".If I boot into Windows 7 without the external monitor plugged in, the laptop screen will display instead.Now... I don't know if this has anything to do with it, but I'll just throw it out there. When I'm booted into my Vista installation, I'm using a program called Display Fusion to control my display settings instead of Windows. This shouldn't matter, though, when I'm booted into Windows 7 - right? Windows 7 should still be detecti... Read more

Answer:Windows 7 Not Capable of Dual Monitors?

Beautifully explained."Windows 7 should still be detecting both monitors, right?"Correct.Probably a setting in > Multiple displays, needs to be changed.http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976064http://windows.microsoft.com/en-au/...http://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-s...message edited by Johnw

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Evening all,

Just curious to know if i can have my windows task bar on both my dual monitors or if i would need some kind of third party tool to do this?

Answer:Windows taskbar on dual monitors

Realtime Soft UltraMon

Somebody here suggested this to me - I tried it - I like it - I bought it.

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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Ever since i got dual monitors ive been having trouble playing videos off the internet. When I click on a movie to play directly off a site it doesnt play I just see the first frame of the movie froze. If i close wmp and quickly reclick the link then itll play. On sites where the clip has to buffer first its not a problem. Its also not a problem when the video is saved directly on my hard drive, only when im playing it directly off a site. Any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:windows media player and dual monitors

Try using Media Player Classic instead of WMP. I have far fewer problems with media player than I used to with WMP9/10. I dont even install WMP anymore, and remove it from my windows install discs.
 

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In windows 7, if you move a window to the left or right of the screen, it will give you the option of expanding it to take up only that half of the screen. This is a really cool feature, but with dual monitors, it doesn't work in at the point where the 2 are "connected". So on each monitor, the side that is closest to the other monitor, i cannot use this feature. is there a way to change it do a different shortcut or something?
 

Answer:Windows 7: Aero Features + Dual Monitors

IIRC, (not in front of my Windows box) Windows Key + Left and Right arrow keys do it.
 

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My family is streaming a televison program to the family computer and it runs automatically through Windows Media Player. We have the second monitor hooked up and we would like to be able to view the show on both monitors. Is there some way we can make WMP show up on both monitors or open a second WMP to play it on there? If anyone has any ideas I would really appreciate it. Thank you very much!

~AnTwan
 

Answer:Dual Monitors and Windows Media Player

It will depend on your video card and drivers. Some cards allow you to display the same image on both screens.
 

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does anyone know?


thanks

Answer:windows xp home support dual monitors?

it does

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307873/EN-US/

http://support.microsoft.com/default...;en-us;Q296538

http://www.tech-recipes.com/windows_tips523.html

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft would be appreciated.

Answer:Windows 10 Build 1607 - Dual Monitors

Go into Device Manager and click the monitor tab. What entries are there? Also, check the Display Adapters tab.

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Hello,

I've read around a little on this forum regarding the issue with the logon screen in Windows 7 and how if you have dual monitors, the other monitor is always black; but, I have not seen a definite answer to the problem. Does anyone know if there is a fix for this?

If I have missed the thread with the answer, I apologize and would appreciate being directed there.

Thanks for your time and help!

Answer:Help with Windows 7 logon screen with dual monitors

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Are these any help to you?

Guided Help: Dual monitor setup is easy in Windows 7!

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...tors#section_1

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nitor-problems

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I've searched the web extensively and read pretty much all of the solutions offered up the the screensaver issues in Windows 10 [and the variety of issues indicates Microsoft has some work to do], but none of them seem to work for me.

I don't care about saving my monitor, or watching pretty pictures, or saving power. I need the screensaver for security reasons to lock the screen after an unattended time period. Apparently nobody else uses this feature, or if they do they haven't had a problem, or if they posted on the web I simply haven't found it.

1. This is a clean install of Windows 10 Home. It has an ASUS motherboard, an i5-6600 CPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM. The components are all about 2 months old. Windows 10 x64 Version 1511 10586.63. The original configuration was a single monitor attached to the DVI port of the ASUS motherboard. The screensaver worked fine with that configuration.

2. I installed an Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 graphics card (2 DisplayPorts) with two identical Dell monitors. The latest driver is installed (dated Oct 2015). This is when the screensaver stopped working.

3. I have the screensaver set to "Blank", and the preview function works perfectly well, blanking both monitors.

4. I have no HID devices other than a wireless mouse and keyboard. I have tried a different mouse and keyboard to no effect. I have tried disabling the HID devices one by one to no avail.

5. If I disconnect one monitor at the computer, the screensaver still doesn't come on.

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I have recently uninstalled Vista (more problems than I can possibly list here) and reinstalled Windows XP. I am using 2 Acer AL1917W monitors and a Radeon X1600 Series Video Card. When using this same equipment with Vista, both monitors work using the recommended 1440 x 900 resolution. Now that I am using Windows XP, only monitor #1can be set at 1440 x 900. If I set the monitor #2 at that resolution, I receive the error "Input Not Supported" and the best resolution I can get is 1280 x 960. There are no drivers for these monitors on the Acer site.

Can anyone help??
 

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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as the title states, I have 2 monitors, screen 1 is using an hdmi cable.
screen 2 is using a vga /dvi adapter

this is a fresh installation of windows 7,
the catalyst version is 13.12
the amd ccc is 2013.1206.1603.28764
here are screenshots of everything.


things ive tried.
testing to see if hdmi cable is firmly plugged in, It is indeed
restarted pc: 15 times... No thats not an exageration
installed linux, then switch to windowws back to lnux, back to windows
using official drivers from the amd website
using official drivers for my asrock motherboard

i dont know what else i could offer, If you need any additional info please ask for it!

Answer:No sound on windows 7 running dual monitors

I restarted the 16th time, and sound fixed itself..WHY?! does it do this to me?!

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Ok so I turned on my computer this morning and all of a sudden both monitors in my set up (Using extended monitor) are using the same wallpaper. And its still going through my pictures file with 400+ wallpapers but both monitors always display the same wallpaper and cycle at the same time.

Now before today it was a different wallpaper for each monitor and the cycled separably. I haven't changed any settings and I cant for the life of me figure out how this happened or why I have tried restarting the machine 3 times to no avail so its not some fluke. I have also looked around on the net already for an answer but it seems that the people who have tried setting win8 to use the same wallpaper on both monitors and cycle actually had to get 3rd party software mines doing it on its own for no reason? If anyone had an idea to try to fix this it would be much appreciated Also dual screen wallpapers still display properly as in they extend to cover both monitors.

Here is a picture of my desktop I can post a video of them changing if need be.

Answer:Windows 8 not using separate wallpapers for dual monitors

Apperently there was an update today and installing it fixed my problem!

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Hi All,
If you have a dual monitors and want to set a different background for each. You don't need third party program to set them. Here's an easy way:
Copy the background images to: C:\Windows\Web\Wallpaper\Windows

Use CTRL key for multiple selection to select both backgrounds.Right click on one background->Set as desktop background

You should have a separate background for each monitor.

The background images will be stored under:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
as:
Transcoded_000 and Transcoded_001 without extension

If you want to swap the images, just rename 0 to 1, 1 to 0. Sign out and sign back in or
right click on desktop and select: Next desktop background

Here's an example:

Answer:Setting different Backgrounds for Dual Monitors in Windows 10

Good stuff, thanks for sharing.

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When Windows 10 upgraded my build to 1607 of 7/14/2016, I lost my second monitor. Windows will not detect it at all.

I'm running a GeForce GTX 970 and have already tried updating the driver for that.

Any help fixing this upgrade bug from microsoft (can't wait for the class action law suits) would be appreciated.

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I upgraded because on windows 7 the second monitor would flicker so much. It was a pain and It would get super annoying. So I heard upgrading might help, but when I did so It wouldn't detect the second monitor, so I am guessing my drive would need updating...Which i cannot do currently. So now I am out of options. In need of any suggestions?
Ive tried: w/ windows 7 before upgrading
Fixing the wires
changing desktop backgrounds
Lower hertz
etc-I forgot the rest of what I tried
W/ WINDOWS 10 UPDATE:
kept trying to identify other monitor- didn't help
Extend monitor
etc
I tried everything i had come across besides updating drive since I am unable to. As these are work computers at a company i work for. Just wanted to see if anyone knew of anything else that might be successful.

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I know there a lot of these threads, but none seemed to work for me. So here is my situation. I have an AMD Radeon HD 7850 HIS IceQ Turbo graphics card which has a DVI, HDMI, and 2 DisplayPorts. I have two identical LG 23EA63 Monitors connected to the graphics card using two DisplayPort to HDMI cables. This setup worked well in Windows 10 until the day I bought a mac and wanted to share monitors. So I connected the Mac to one of the monitors using the DisplayPort to HDMI cables, then connected the DVI cable from the PC to the 2nd monitor. So now the PC has monitor 1 connected through a DP to HDMI, and monitor 2 connected by DVI. I decided to get the Mac its own monitor so I disconnected Monitor 2 and put it back on the PC using the 2nd DP to HDMI. Now, the 2nd monitor will not display.

So here's what I have already tried. I uninstalled the graphics driver and CCC by using the clean uninstall tool on AMD's website. Rebooted, then downloaded and installed the latest driver. Still nothing. I have clicked on Windows Key + P and set it to extend, still did not work. I went to Control Panel, chose Troubleshooting and ran the Hardware and Devices troubleshooter. Nothing. So looking in device manager I see that it is only showing one monitor (where there used to be two). When I click on Control Panel and go to Display, it shows two monitors - the first being the correct LG 23EA63, but the second shows "Display: 2. Display device on: VGA". It will not let me make any change... Read more

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My laptop was recently having a lot of problems and it seemed to be from a faulty hard drive. I was unable to find my operating system disks which I know may cause a problem in the future. I got my hard drive replaced by a local computer repair business and they replaced the faulty drive as well as uploaded a version of Windows which I'm not completely sure of the specific version yet. I have noticed some differences the format of the default windows preferences and when I tried to connect another monitor via a VGA cable it won't display it. Before there was always an option for an extended display but now a drop down menu for resolution and display. I also never had to install any drivers or anything it would just recognize it and I could do what I please. It still says that I have Windows Home Premium but I still don't have the option.
Here are my computer stats from dx.diag.exe-

Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.110622-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
System Model: Q430/Q530
BIOS: Phoenix SecureCore(tm) NB Version 02KF.M008.20100529.KSJ
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 450 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3956MB RAM
Page File: 1314MB used, 6596MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
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Answer:Windows 7 HP- no option for dual monitors after new drive/restore

Hi, bornbritish.
First try to validate the install here: Genuine Microsoft Software
Click on Validate Windows button on top left.

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My HP laptop has an intel HD 520 graphics card with an HDMI out port.  I can use dual monitors when I am in the windows environment.  However, I work from home on a secure desk top (loaded from a thumb drive).  Once the Secure desktop loads, both monitors work, but they only DUPLICATE.  I cannot get them to EXTEND.  The SD has a video toggle, and it does not recognize that I have two monitors. Is there a toggle I can use via software or Bios?  I have a feeling it is because the wireless monitor  capability.  Eventhough I do not wirelessly connect to the monitor, the secure desk top doesn't like anything wirelessly connected.  I can use the external monitor on the secure desk top with an older laptop that has VGA output.  Should I try an HDNI to VGA adapter? As far as BIOS setting go, I am required to enable legacy boot and turn off scure boot for the secure desktop. Any help will be greatly appreciated.  I contacted intel already, and they directed me to HP...

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I set up my dual monitors yesterday. This is how I have it configured: 

1. Monitor 1 cable attached to HP DisplayPort into computer via what looks to me like a USB type connection.
2. Monitor 2 D-Sub cable into computer via D-sub cable connection. 

Both monitors are on and working; however, monitor 2 is a duplicate of monitor 1. I tried changing the Display settings to extend, but the computer does not detect a second monitor. 

I did what was suggested by Microsoft: shut down computer and/or unplug the cable and plug back in. Doing this twice did not help. 

I downloaded LGs Dual Smart Solution driver to possibly fix this issue as well, but it did not. I contacted LG for support, but they could not figure it out - thinking it is a PC issue and not their driver. I modified the Dual Smart Solution driver with
a recommended modification from LG, but it did not fix the issue. I also reversed the cables as suggested, but that did not help.

Is there another solution for this problem or is it just the PC itself?

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So I just ordered an 8800gts to replace my 7800gts in Vista x64. I was wondering if keeping it and running my secondary monitor off of it would alleviate the stress aero puts on the video card when running dual monitors and gaming and increase my performance. Would I be better off keeping the 7800gts for the second monitor? Is this even possible?
 

Answer:Dual Video cards, dual monitors, and Vista game performance

It is certainly possible, you can use both cards at the same time, assuming your mob supports it.

I doubt if you'll see a huge increase in gaming performance, as aero essentially shuts itself off when needed (gaming), but it won't hurt anything either.
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

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Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 17" laptop with an AMD 64 bit processor & Radeon HD graphics card 1.70Ghz, 8GB memory, 500Gb SSD hard drive with a 1Tb SSD external hard drive for Dropbox. I have dual Dell 22" monitors hooked up to a Dell port replicator. I am running Windows 10 version 1511, build 10586.545... I HAVE NOT upgraded Windows 10 yet.

This instance of Windows 10 was a clean installation on a new SSD hard drive replacing one that crashed so it is not an upgrade installation. I run the video output on Extended with the lid closed on the laptop.

I use Actual Window Manager to control the monitors. This system has worked successfully on the Windows 8.1 that was on the laptop until the HD crash and has worked perfectly with Windows 10 for several months, until this week. I started the laptop up from sleep mode as usual in the morning, both monitors fired and then immediately displayed "no signal".

I checked the monitor settings section in Settings and only 1 monitor, the PC monitor showed up. I checked AWM dashboard and only the PC monitor showed there as well. I checked the Project box and the output is on PS Screen Only and WILL NOT switch to any of the other 3 usual options there.

I am running the latest Video drivers and AWM drivers. I have uninstalled & reinstalled BOTH to no avail. I have exhausted 3 Microsoft Rocket Jockeys who all said "I dunno"...

I suspect that this was caused by one of Microsoft's Magic Overnight updates... Read more

Answer:Dual monitors not recognized by Windows 10 - Did work fine yesterday

Sounds like a port replicator issue. I'd reinstall the drivers for that. You could also try plugging the monitor directly into your laptops video port. Then do a + P > Extend. If it works you know its not the monitor or the video drivers. With that monitor plugged into the port replicator it becomes a USB 3 monitor, and is dependent on that devices driver to function correctly. I have an external USB 3 monitor for my laptop, it uses DisplayLink. If DisplayLink gets messed up it doesn't work.

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Hello. I have a 20 of these computers and have a requirement to run dual displays in extended desktop mode on Windows XP.  I need a video card that supports this and have seen the following mentioned as possibilities: 1.) 64MB NVIDIA GeForce 6200 VGA PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (Who has these in stock?)2.) 128MB ATI RADEON X700 VGA, DVI-I, TV-Out PCI-e Dual head ThinkCentre graphics adapter (the M52 8215 is not listed but another posted suggested it)3.) PNY GeForce FX 5200 PCI 256 MB 2 Port VGA + S-Video Graphics Card VCGFX522PEB ($40 card but these guys say they need a 250W power supply....the M52's I have only have 225W) My question(s):   Has anyone else out there done this with the M52?  If so, what video card did you use?  Did it work OK? I seem some other posts, but none seem to have a definitive answer.  Please reply with your experience.  Thanks.  

Answer:M52 8215-32U Dual Monitors and Extended Desktop Running Windows XP

first you have to find out that you actually have a PCI-express card slot or an ADD2 slot. Open up the machine and check the break out board which contains the PCI slot, next to that you would either have the ADD2 slot or the PCI-express slot.
 
The PCI graphics card may or may not work in this machine, but the power supply is more than adequate to handle the power demand from the FX5200 card.
 
You can alternatively get the ADD2 DVI breakout card from, which gives DVI output to the desktop machine. But these card are not cheap at around 50 dollars and it doesn't boost the graphics performance of the machine like a graphics card can. 

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been frui... Read more

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Last night one of the Windows (anniversary?) updates messed up the connection to my second monitor (which is a TV and only used to watch movies) and as a result whenever I switch to it or even duplicate my screen it keeps hanging in a continuous flashing loop, either instantaneously or after 2-3 minutes.

I already tried rolling back to 4 different versions of the NVidia driver (from NVidia, not MS) since I had this problem before some months ago when I updated the NVidia driver from 362.00. Rolling back to that one solved the problem and later on -when trying a newer driver resulting in the same problem- I rolled back again without problem so I figured 362.00 was the last that worked proper for me so far.

A few weeks ago another MS Update messed up my (only) account -in effect needing me to login with my password while I only knew my PIN- and after 10 consecutive days of troubleshooting using every known method to reset accounts through cmd/regedit/seth.file, Hiren and Linux distros I had to do a complete restore. While restoring and reinstalling drivers my NVidia driver was automatically updated to 368.69 and everything was fine regarding a newer GPU driver. So that was at least 1% of luck after 99% drama. Now again a MS update messed up something since it also updated my GPU to 368.81 (I didn't know you could turn of GPU driver updates in MS Auto-update till just now) and I am seriously pissed since again, every "normal" troubleshooting so far has been fruitles... Read more

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i have 2 ati radeon hd 4850's. right now they are connected with the crossfirex bridges and i'm only using one monitor and running crossfirex. i'm thinking of getting a second monitor for better gaming/seeing more stuff in flight sim X.

what i can't find is how to use 2 monitors with 2 cards. do i remove the crossfirex bridges and connect one monitor per card, or do i keep the crossfirex bridges and connect both monitors to the first card, still running crossfirex?

thanks!

Answer:dual graphics cards, dual monitors, ati crossfireX

I would just connect the 2 monitors to the one card and then extend the desktop using either desktop properties or Catalyst control center.

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1.  Is this possible with built in Intel 4500 chipset. The t61's with Nvidia Chipsets did it.2.  Anyone know what settings need to be made to make it happen if it is possible? Thanks 

Answer:T500 Dual Advance Mini Dock and Dual monitors to display as single 2560X1024 display?

so you want each monitor to display at 1280 x 1024?

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I was wondering if anyone knew of a program that would allow a different screensaver for each screen. I currently use Mapped Up for all my computers (which is one of the coolest ones around), but would love to be able to use a different RSS ss or a network information ss on my second monitor to maximize the news shown.
 

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I now have two monitors set up on my computer. One is using the VGA output, and the other is plugged into a DVI to VGA convertor in the DVI port. I have a Radeon 9600 Pro video card and am running Windows XP Home.

What I want is to extend my taskbar across onto the second monitor. Even better than that would be to have a second, independant taskbar which displays only programs open on the second screen. The first screen's taskbar would show programs open and displayed on the first monitor.

Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dual Monitors, dual Taskbars?

Guess what I found?

Exactly what I was looking for

Actually, not exactly. I was hoping for a native Windows solution that doesn't require running another program to get the second taskbar.

I'll clarify my question: Is there a way to get a second taskbar on a second monitor using options or features found in Windows XP? Failing that, does anyone have any favourite programs they'd like to suggest?
 

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Can anyone please tell me how to set up another monitor to work with my laptop computer? I've made a little progress, HOWEVER...

I would then like to open my Excel Workbook that has 2 sheets. One sheet is constant data input into various columns using my laptop. In the second sheet, I have formulas which constantly updates the data within a formatted table that I would like displayed onto the external monitor.

My project is to hook the laptop monitor into an overhead flat screen tv using HDMI cable. Then, while sitting in a corner with my laptop entering data, the results would be constantly updated for the audience to see.

Thanks...

Answer:dual monitors / dual programs set up

Hello dunna, welcome to Sevenforums

With a laptop, (assuming you have an HDMI port), it shouldn't be too difficult. However, laptops are different. For example, mine, you plug in the secondary monitor, and there is a function key (Fn) that you press, and the corresponding key to change the output mode (for me, it is F1). It should let you choose how you want to display to the monitor. Test it out yourself to see, but if you can't find it, let us know. It helps if you provide the laptop type, so we can tell you the keys exactly

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i can't get my screen savers to run on both of my monitors like the 3d ones. only one 3d screen saver will work at a time. i have a radeon 32 mb vid card and the built in i think 4 mb card ...
 

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I have an extra monitor and would like to add it to my laptop so that i could view my desktop and everything that i am doing on my laptop on my extra monitor. How do i set it up?
 

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Hi, I need to connect the Lenovo L520 with dual monitors how do I go about. I have connected an external monitor but dosen't detect. Any thoughts

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Hi lydia and welcome to the forums. Is the monitor connected to VGA or displayport? What brand of monitor do you have?





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Will I have any problems running dual 19" wide screen monitors on a 8800 GTS 320mb video card? I want to purchase another monitor but want to make sure its going to work first and I wont have any issues with the amount of power it will use or anything. They will be going on the computer in my Sig. Does having dual monitors require any extra power resources or anything?

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hehe monitors don't draw power through the pc, thats why they have a power cable of there own, a 320 8800gts will handel 2 19" fine.

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i have a dell latitude laptop n i wanna be able to plug a monitor into it and have the same display on the other monitor as on the laptop monitor. i pluged the other monitor in and restarted the computer but wen i reight clicked, went to properties, settings it doesn't have the two monitors. is just have the normal one monitor but where it says Display is says (multiple monitors) on ATI Mobility 128 AGP 2X (DELL), but nothing is showing up on the other monitor. Please help. Thanx.

Answer:dual monitors

I believe there is an FN key in your laptop.
There is also somewhere in the numerical keys, something like two squares, imagine one square then another square right on top of that but up and to the left a little. That is what this icon looks like.
Press fn and the key with that logo. THere are 3 options that you toggle like this. One is laptop display only, external monitor only, and display both (not necessarily in that order). So once you get it to display on both post another message if you have problems after or during this process.

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I have a dell dimension 2300 computer that has on board video. I have installed a pci ati all in wonder 128 pro video card. I am wondering if both video outputs can be used to run two monitors. I can go to the device manager and under displays it shows the ati as enabled and the on board disabled. I have enabled both cards and then chickened out, not knowing if I would be able to get it to work again. If I hook up the second monitor and enable the on board graphics are all kinds of bad things going to happen.
 

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Should work fine but you are asking that little 2300 to work harder.
 

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I'm using two 22'' Widescreens both connected to my current nVidia 9800GT Vidcard, is there a way to extend screen 1 to screen 2? For example, having the taskbar start on screen 1 and finish on screen 2? I know in the nVidia control panel it just lets you run multiple displays...

would I need an additional vid card? I'm planning to ugprade to the gtx285 soon..

Answer:Dual Monitors

Hi! I think you can't. I use two monitors like you and I can't figure out how to do it.

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Hello everyone... I have grown very impatient while attempting to setup a second monitor to my computer. I have a NVIDIA Geforce FX 5200 and I have read that they are capable of running 2 monitors. I need to run 2 monitors in order to keep up with more online poker tables... The sooner the better.
My video card has the 24 pin slot, and the 15 pin slot on the back of the video card. I have bought cords/connectors so that both monitors are hooked up through seperarate cords... VGA/DVI? :-D Anyway...I figured that I could just hook both of them up and restart...

When I go to properties/display my computer only picks up one monitor... Please help me.

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Maybe you have to go through a NVidia software, or maybe a NVidia wizard? I would think that if you installed the drivers AND the NVidia software what there would be an option somewhere to enable this.

BMR777

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What is needed to run dual monitors on a dell pc with Windows2000 operating system?
 

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I was wondering if anyone can offer clarity for me please? I have an E560 and want to run two monitors off the laptop to use it as a workstation when I am at the office.  Ideally I would like to use the mini display port option, and there are splitters out there that would then give me the chance to run 2 HDMI monitors.  However I was told to find out whether the unit supports this.  I have tried to look but cannot find the answer...so I was wondering whether anyone on here knew? Thank you in advance. Jonty

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I was looking into the prospect of setting up my desktop with an additional monitor.I have a geforce fx 5500 graphics card with a VGA and a DVI outputIs it possible to have 2 monitors coming from the same graphics card? Will my card support this?Regards,Iain13

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Yes. See your documentation

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Recently, for some reason, the two monitors reversed their "prime" status.

Where the LG one was primary for years now what ever I do or change in NVidia of Ctrl Panel the desktop appears in the Dell one.
Home build, Asus P5K Premium WiFi Intel,
Intel Core 2 Quad Pro Q6600, EVGA GeForce 9800,
W10 pro.
 

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I have an issue with windows and my dual monitors. I have a GeForce2 Ti 64mb AGP4x card set as my primary monitor, and as my secondary monitor I have a GeForce2 MX400 64mb PCI card. And when i start windows with the monitor plugged into my secondary card windows can't start that card, but when I don't have the monitor plugged into the card it works just fine. Meaning both of the drivers are loaded just fine. Does anybody know how to fix this? I don't want to unplug my monitor every time i start up windows.

I'm running Windows XP Professional.

Thanx
The51

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Probably not a direct fix... but in your bios, what is your primary video source set to? It should be set to AGP. (which it probably already is but im just making sure). Have you tried different monitors on the PCI video card and does that make a difference? Im assuming you have reinstalled your PCI cards driver and updated it in your trouble shooting process. Now that im thinking more about it... id try a different monitor for starters.

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I have a Lenovo ThinkCentre M57 Type 6072. I only have 1 DVI slot on the back of my machine. I want to hook up dual monitors for work and i need to nkow how to do it. I already looked at the ADD2 cards but that does not match my model. Please help.  

Answer:Dual Monitors **NEED HELP**

http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?lndocid=MIGR-60292 Maybe! Mike Lynch

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Question: Dual Monitors...??

Hey everyone, got a quick curious question here.

I am fascinated by the idea of having dual monitors on my desk. I really want the extra workspace. However, I have a few uncertainties about how it works.

I know the obvious thing: dual monitors give you more workspace on your desktop.

Is it just like an extended desktop where you drag things over to the other monitor for more workspace? In what way is the extra desktop workspace achieved?

Of course I would not come asking without doing my own research...
Several Google results and many pictures are all I have at the moment, which still does not tell me much about the details i seek.

From HERE it states that:




the "exended" or "independent displays" mode and the "spanning" or "streched" display mode. In both these modes, display devices are positioned next to each other in order to create the illusion that the two displays are logically contiguous.Click to expand...

Which basically means the monitors are side-by-side, which is what I want. It then explains more about different ways of using two monitors:



In "extended" mode additional desktop area is created on additional monitors. Each monitor can use different settings (resolution, color, refresh rate).

Alternately, some video cards are able to "span" the existing desktop area across two monitors rather than create additional desktop space. This is accomplished by using a widescreen res... Read more

Answer:Dual Monitors...??

There are basically 3 ways that things can happen, and it may vary on what they are called by the brand of the video chipset.

You can have them be exactly the same, meaning everything you see on monitor 1 is also identically displayed on monitor 2. This is pretty worthless unless you are doing color comparisons between the 2.

Another way is to have a HUGE start bar which spans over both screens, you can drag between 1 screen and the other, its effectively 1 big monitor. This way is better than the first one for obvious reasons, but its still not very good. Messages boxes often pop up right in the middle, so its split between 2 monitors not much good.

The 3rd way is to have 1 monitor be the primary and will house the start bar, then the second monitor is just an extention, but behaves independently. You can still drag windows between both. This is in my opinion the ideal setup.

Try not to make this more complex than necessary, its a pretty simple set of senarios.

Edit: Here is a shot of how mine is setup, I have a quicklaunch like bar set to autohide on the far right I forgot to have pop out for the screenshot.
 

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I would like to eventually do a dual monitor set up.

I have this video card EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card I wanted to know if I need a different video card and whatever else I may need.

Thanks
 

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you should be able to run dual monitors with this card, your card will come dvi converters if your monitors are old, but im assuming you're going lcd. You should be fine.
 

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hi, i'm trying to do either one of two things, both of which have the same end problem, i want to do dual monitor on my win 7 desktop, so, i have two choices, a regular (and outdated) monitor, or a new win vista laptop. I'm trying to get the pc to recognize one or both secondary monitors, and it will for a second, then beeps, flashes the screen, and says there's only one, beeps again, flashes, says there's two, repeats.

I don't know if it's the software or the hardware but it DOES see them but then says it doesn't, so i dunno. any ideas?

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"One or both secondary monitors" ?

Vista laptop as a second monitor?

How many actual monitors do you have? Not including the one on the laptop.

If the laptop has a video IN port, what type is it?

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Hello,

I have searched the internet trying to work out if it is possible to use both a DVI connection and a VGA connection to set up dual monitors but I cannot seem to find the answer anywhere.

I have a nVidia Geforce3 graphics card which has DVI, VGA and an S-Video connection and I just want to know if it is possible for me to set up dual monitors as I want both my computer monitor and my TV screen hooked up at once.

Thank you for any replies!
 

Answer:Dual monitors: DVI and VGA

Yes it should be possible to hook up via different connector types. I've used hdmi and dvi for tv and monitor
 

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I have a Acer, Sony and a Compaq laptop and want to be able to attach to have 2 additional monitors through VGA ports. However I need both to be recognized as seperate monitors hence a splitter wont work. If it was a desktop I could install a dual vga video card but not with the laptop. I am thinking that the only way to do this is to get a usb docking station with video however I am not sure if I would have to plug the vga for the laptop into the vga(in) on the docking station in order to use the vga on it. What can I do?
 

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Hi, i have a Think Center m72e and want to connect two displays by using VGA and DVI Port.But only the Display with the VGA Port ist working.

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