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First make sure that all your video drivers are updated....if the TV is failrly new and you are running Windows 7, there won't be any issues. Vista maybe alright but XP may gives you headaches, but it still will work if the video drivers are up to date. Attach the VGA cable to the TV and then your laptop. In most cases the software will pickup on the TV and install it as a generic monitor but the newer operating systems will name it whatever brand TV it is. Now, right click on an empty area of the desktop and go to either "Properties" or "Graphics Properties", it depends on the operating system and graphics software. Now look for the "Display Settings" text. Look through the choices until you find the "multiple display" settings. Here you can choose whether to run the displays in a "cloned" manner or extend the display from the laptop to the tv, thus making one very wide display area, or you can flip the displays, so that the tv will be the primary and the laptop screen will be the extended area. etc. Once the display is showing up on the screen, you can also change it by using the "Fn" key in combination the an "F" key on the upper portion of the keyboard. These "F" or function keys are different on every laptop and maker but look for the button that has the icons of two monitors, this is the function key that will toggle through all the video choices available to you.
Posted on Aug 25, 2010
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