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How to setup multiple monitors in Windows 8?

How to setup multiple monitors in Windows 8?

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Option 1:

  1. Connect the external monitor to your computerr via VGA or HDMI cable.
    Note: Some notebooks may not have a HDMI port. Please refer to the user guide.
  2. Display the Charms menu by placing the cursor on the top right hand corner or bottom right hand corner.
     
  3. Select Devices. 
  4. Select Second screen. 
     
  5. Select from the following options:
    • PC screen only: The Main display will only display content
    • Duplicate: Both display will display content
    • Extend: The secondary monitor will be extend from the main display
    • Second screen only: The Secondary display will only display content
     

Option 2:

  1. Connect the external monitor to your computer via VGA or HDMI cable.
    Note: Some notebooks may not have a HDMI port. Please refer to the user guide.
  2. Right click on the desktop.
  3. Select Screen resolution.
     
  4. Click on the drop down menu within “Multiple displays” and select from the following options:
    1. Duplicate these displays: Both display will display content.
    2. Extend these displays: The secondary monitor will be extend from the main display.
    3. Show desktop only on 1: Display #1 will on display content.
    4. Show desktop only on 2: Display #2 will only display content.
     
  5. User can also adjust the Resolution and the Orientation as well.
  6. Click Apply and then OK.