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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by chzdog242, May 3, 2005.

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  1. chzdog242

    chzdog242 Thread Starter

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    So my Dad just got a new laptop, and it has this feature that allows you to use a second screen that you attach as a split screen (two screens displaying different things off one computer). I have also seen this on many newer model computers under the desktop settings. Can I do this on my older XP laptop? Does it pertain to just software, or hardware too? Do I just need to bite the bullet and get a new computer?
     
  2. lemondrop

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    Assumuing you have a VGA output all you should have to do is hook up the second monitor and power it on. Right click on the desktop and select properties. Click the settings tab. You should have 2 blue screens labeled 1 and 2. Single click on 2. Put a check in the box next to "extend my windows desktop to this monitor". Hit okay to exit display properties. You should now have video on the second monitor.
     
  3. bkpeck

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    Do you mean tile the desktop?? Or Desktop Manager(4screens)?
     
  4. chzdog242

    chzdog242 Thread Starter

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    Ok, so Lemondrop, you understand what I want to do, but you dont understand my problem. My computer doesn't have that feature built in, but my Dad's brand new laptop does and so does many other really new computers I have seen.
     
  5. lemondrop

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    If your laptop doesn't have a VGA port you may be able to get a PCI video card or a PCMCIA video card. Without knowing your laptop model it's pretty hard to give you any specific advice.
     
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