Posted 30 November 2008 - 11:09 PM
Posted 02 December 2008 - 05:53 PM
Posted 02 December 2008 - 09:35 PM
I agree with Neil. Laptops come with their own VGA output port on the back.
You should be able to plug the monitor into that VGA port in the back of the laptop, and then change Windows settings to extend your desktop to it as long as your video chipset has multi-monitor support and the necessary drivers.
Here are some instructions on how you can extend your desktop to the second monitor.
(1) Turn on your computer and login as usual.
(2) When ready, right click on any open space on the Desktop and click on Properties.
(3) The Display Properties window will now open. Click on the Settings tab located at the top of the window
(4) Inside of the large gray box in the center of the window, you should see two boxes. One has a #1 and the other has a #2. Click on the #2 box.
(5) If you look below you will see an empty check box which says "Extend my desktop onto this monitor." Place a check mark inside of that box by clicking on it.
(6) Click on the Apply button and then the OK button.
At this time, the original laptop monitor should be the primary, and you can drag windows over to the secondary monitor.
If you need any additional help with this, please let us know!
Edited by Facedown98, 02 December 2008 - 09:44 PM.
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