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Installed a sceond monitor.
Second monitor has same background as first..
No icon, progams or anything else.

I have a Nvidia GForce 5200 graphics card that has a plugin for a second monitor.
Both monitors are listed in 'Device Manager' as working properly.

I would like to run different progams on each monitor.
Multiple desktops on the main monitor would be nice also.

Do I need additional software?

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well..what it sounds like you have going on is the whole "span my desktop to monitor 2" deal..in wich case..if you upen up a program..and drag it off the edge of the monitor..it will show up on the other monitor....there are ways of getting dual desktops (i.e. a seperate desktop for each monitor) but you'll need to consult the manual for that one
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go to nvidia's nview settings. theres options there to have multiple desktops for each display. theres more options that one can comprehend. theres also options to put additional buttons on every window next to the "minimize, maximize, close" buttons, that will allow you to span one window across both, across one, or across the other. you can also right click windows, and "send to display", or "send to monitor". no additional software is needed besides the nvidia forceware, which it looks like you have it installed already by what you described to us.
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