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I am trying to install dual monitors to my computer. I have no idea how to do it. Can someone provide me with a step by step detailed walkthrough on how to preform this task. Thank you.

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If this has 1 or 2 video cards, install the software for them it will go through reboots. To set up the extended monitor via Windows 9X, 2k, XP: R click on the desktop, select properties, select settings, and choose extend on to monitor 1 or 2 via the picture. Scroll through the resolution size. Click Apply to set it or cancel. If this is Vista or Windows 7 it appear different. Right click on Desktop, go to screen resolution, Highlight which monitor to extend, select Multiple displays, Extend these displays, pick resolution and hit apply.

If only 1 video card you will need a Y splitter VGA cable to hook up both VGA cables to the 1 card or 1 card with 2 VGA cable ports. After cables are hooked up go through same setup process above.

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Hi,

Follow the link for step by step configuration
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/twomonitors.aspx

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http://www.microsoft.com/athome/moredone/twomonitors.mspx

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