Multiple monitors using Boot Camp on MBP?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whooleytoo, May 17, 2006.

  1. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    A bit of an urgent problem here - the guys here at work were so impressed with the MBPs speed (it's the fastest "PC laptop" they've seen), they installed Boot Camp on one of ours and are using it to give a presentation in a few hours.

    But the problem is we haven't been able to get it to display on the external monitor - the external works during boot, then nothing, regardless of what I've tried.

    Has anyone else been able to get an external monitor to work under Boot Camp (apologies if this is the wrong forum!)

    Thanks for any help!
     
  2. MRU macrumors demi-god

    MRU

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    Once booted into windows have you gone into display properties. Right click anyehere on the desktop and choose properties.

    From that go into settings.

    On the window in front of you should be two monitors. your own and one grey'd out. They should have 1 & 2 on them.

    Simply click on number 2 and on the bottom click the check box that says extend desktop to this monitor...

    Then click OK.

    That should do the trick.

    To change placement of monitors use the same screen and left click on 1 or 2 and drag to the correct place.

    Hope that helps :D :D :D
     
  3. whooleytoo thread starter macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    Thanks for the help!!

    I actually left out one (as it turns out, very important) piece of information - it's a VGA monitor with a DVI adaptor; and that's what was causing the problem.

    I found the solution on another site - plug in a DVI monitor and set it up (as per your instructions). Then pull that out and plug in the VGA monitor with adaptor and it works. Bizarre, but true.
     

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