Bootcamp, dual screens, and the 8600M GT

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Siroc, Sep 23, 2007.

  1. Siroc macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2007
    I'm trying to run dual screens in bootcamped XP. My Dell 2005FPW dualscreens with my MBP (latest revision) well in OSX, but will not ds in XP. I go into the windows options and the "Make primary monitor" button for Screen 2 (the dell) is greyed out.

    I did a little research and found that some videocards (especially laptop ones) won't do ds. But I don't understand why it does it in OSX but not XP. Do I need to set some setting in the BIOS or something? I'll even settle with making the Dell monitor my primary monitor (with the MBP screen blank or mirroring). I really just want it on my external monitor so I can run games on it.

  2. CarpetMonster macrumors newbie

    Jun 13, 2007
    The option isn't greyed out for me, but I'm not running the bootcamp drivers, I'm running a set of drivers and modified inf from laptopvideo2go.

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