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Usb Connection Second Monitor Device

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by VOITHIA, Feb 11, 2007.

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    VOITHIA Thread Starter

    Feb 10, 2007
    I Have An Hp Desktop With Video Integrated On The Motherboard Rather Than A Separate Video Card.

    I Want To Have A Second Monitor So I Can View One Document While Typing Information From It Into A Report.

    I Purchased A Usb Connected Second Video Device So I Could Avoid Having To Open The “box” And Deal With Inserting An Additional Pci Card.

    The Manual That Came With The Usb Device Says That If Your Computer Has An Integrated Video On The Motherboard That There Is A Utility In Its Software That Always Sets It As The Primary Display Monitor.

    It Further Says That There Is Also A Utility That Disables This “always Primary Monitor” Feature, And It Can Be Run By Clicking On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar.

    The Manual States That The “usb Device’ Setup Must Designate The Monitor Connected To It Must Be Set As The “primary Monitor” For This Device To Work.

    I Tried To Change The New “usb” Monitor To The “primary” In Windows Display Settings But When I Make The Changes And Do The “re-start” Windows Requires To Effect The Changes, The Original Monitor Always Appears As The Primary Again, As Indicated Above, In The Manual For The “usb Device”

    When I Click On The “safely Remove Hardware” Icon In The Task Bar, I Do Not See Anything That Refers To Disabling The “on Board Primary Monitor”.

    Going To Windows Device Manager And Clicking On Monitors, I Can See The Original Primary Monitor And The New “usb Monitor” And They Both Show As “device Operating Properly”.

    If I Right Click On The Original Monitor, According To Windows Icon That Appears I Can “disable” This Monitor.

    My Concern Is, That If I Do Disable The Original Monitor, And The New “usb Monitor” Does Not Then Display, Will I Then Be “blind” In That I Will Have No Visual Access To The Computer Thus Making It Impossible To Do Anything Further.

    If Anyone Can Provide Some Information/assistance I Would Greatly Appreciate It.
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