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#1 usasma

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Posted 25 January 2007 - 08:51 AM

At work we just installed Vista Home Premium. We cannot get the display to mirror to our second monitor (a big LCD for the customers). We can extend the desktop to it - so we do have some functionality.

Vista documentation states that the initial setup will mirror the desktop on each monitor. Not so! Also, disconnecting the second monitor (and uninstalling it from Device Manager) and then rebooting won't fix it (hmmm....just thought about hidden devices in Device Manager - will have to check that).

Help won't tell you how to switch between extended and mirrored desktops - and unchecking the "extend desktop" box results in disabling the 2nd display.

Any suggestions on how to make this fool thing display a mirrored desktop on our big monitor?

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 12:04 AM

What are the system specs (mainly Video Card)

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Posted 28 January 2007 - 01:34 AM

It's an nVidia card (in a stock Gateway system), I'll have to get further info the next time that I'm at work.

FWIW - we did find a workaround today. The latest nVidia drivers are Vista certified, and installing the nVidia Control Panel let's you set the option in there. Still, it's a bit disappointing to have to use another application when the capability is supposedly built into Vista.
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Posted 30 January 2007 - 03:50 AM

It's an nVidia card (in a stock Gateway system), I'll have to get further info the next time that I'm at work.

FWIW - we did find a workaround today. The latest nVidia drivers are Vista certified, and installing the nVidia Control Panel let's you set the option in there. Still, it's a bit disappointing to have to use another application when the capability is supposedly built into Vista.

I currently have a dual-monitor setup right now. (Laptop display & a Dell LCD monitor) When I plug in the second monitor the the VGA output I immediately get a "New Display Detected" pop-up. Pictured below. If you don't get this pop-up try opening the Windows Mobility Center and hit "Connect Display", this should open up the New Display Detected window.

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Posted 01 February 2007 - 04:27 PM

Thanks! It won't let me into Mobility Center because this isn't a mobile system. Also, when plugging in the second monitor I don't get the recognition since it was already installed. I'm going to go diving in Device Manager to remove it from the hidden devices and will let y'all know what happens.
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