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I have dual monitors set up on my computer with the left monitor (22 in) identified as monitor 2 (primary). The right monitor (19 in) is identified as monitor 1. The reason I have this setup is because the driver for the 22 in monitor is on number 2. Every time I turn the computer off and back on, the positions change with monitor 1 on the left and monitor 2 on the right. How do I change the number assignment of the monitor drivers? Or how do I correct this?

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  • Manny Aquino Jul 28, 2010

    Windows Vista 64-bit

  • Manny Aquino Jul 28, 2010

    Windows Vista 4-bit

  • Manny Aquino Jul 28, 2010

    yes. i mean iclicked "Apply" and then "OK".

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Hi there i need to know what operating system are your computer using ?

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  • Hilton Bristol Jul 28, 2010

    Hi after you set monitor 2 as primary monitor did you apply the setting and save it?

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 28, 2010

    Okay i think i see the solution to the problem you are having,you have to set monitor 1 as the primary monitor,thats the only way the problem will solve .

  • Hilton Bristol Jul 28, 2010

    With computers number 1 always go as primary

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