Do you know how to setup dual monitor setup for windows 10, window 7, 8 or XP. Let’s find out how to do it easily step by step.
Whether you have a computer for personal use or for business, multitasking feature can be very handy for everyone.
It allows you to run any program with another program side by side. Multitasking not only saves our time but also energy.
Not to mention, you can run many programs you want, but you going to require a huge amount of PC RAM for more multitasking.
No doubt multitasking is a useful thing, but the only thing that PC is limited is in side by side multitasking, running a program as well as another program on the same monitor at the same time.
Well, this is where dual monitor feature in windows steps in. Setting up a dual monitor setup for windows can drastically improve multitasking experience of a user, and also save precious time.
But setting up a dual monitor for a beginner can be tricky. So, we will guide you through how to set up a dual monitor, whether you have Windows XP, Windows 7 or Windows 10 everything is explained in this guide.
What do you need for dual monitoring?
First thing first, make sure your computer has a port for dual display. You may find it attached with the motherboard or a GPU.
Dual display support is important as without it you can’t set up a dual monitor. If you have a laptop it will be easy as 99% per cent of the laptop has HDMI or dual display port.
Another thing you going to need is a cable, it can be VGA, DVI or HDMI depends on your computer.
So make sure what type of cable port your computer has and buy it from a local computer store. In case of a monitor, they usually have all the necessary ports.
NOTE: In case you don’t have a port for dual display, you going to need a graphics card. Graphics card will have the required port for dual monitoring.
Ones, you have a GPU, remover the casing of your computer and insert your GPU in PCI or AGP port and also install the appropriate driver for GPU.
How to Set up Dual monitor in Windows 10
Step 1: Open up your PC and turn on your monitor as well.
Step 2: Plug your cable to your computer and external monitor.
Step 3: Once Plugged, Press Windows key + P. It will bring dual display option for you.
Step 4: Select the Extend option. Then you are good to go.
From now on your monitor will show the extended display of your computer. To get into another display just move your cursor to the right side.
How to Set up Dual monitor for Windows XP
Step 1: Open your Windows XP PC and also turn on the monitor.
Step 2: Plug your cable to the PC graphics card or laptop display port and monitor.
Step 3: Now go to display control panel by right-clicking anywhere on the display and selecting properties. It will take you to the Display properties.
Step 4: In the setting tab, select your monitor and check on “Extend my Windows Desktop onto this Monitor”. Then click OK.
Now you are good to go for the second monitor setup. To access the second monitor, just like windows 10, cursor your arrow to the right side until it reaches the second monitor.
How to Set up Dual monitor for Windows 7
Step 1: Start your PC and log in and turn on your monitor.
Step 2: Plug your display cable to your computer/laptop and external monitor.
Step 3: Once Plugged, right-click on the desktop, then go to screen resolution.
Step 4: Select the Extend display. Then you are good to go. (By default, it is usually set to Extended)
From now on your second monitor will display an extended part of your computer. To get into another display, just like Windows 10 and XP, just move your cursor to the right side.