Setting external monitor as primary on MBP

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by theSchtickler, Jun 30, 2007.

  1. theSchtickler macrumors member


    Jun 27, 2007
    Hey there,

    Running XP SP2 from Bootcamp, I was wondering how do I change the primary monitor from my laptop to my external monitor? I have it running fine, but the "primary monitor" option only shows my laptop screen? Any ideas?

    I can't seem to find any driver updates? Are there any?

    MacBookPro 15" 2.4 core 2 duo, NVIDIA 8600M GT
  2. djsukebe macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2007
    I'm having the same problem.

    I believe that link is for the mbps with ati video card, when someone figures out how to set it up with the nvidia 8600 drivers please post.
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    i was having this problem with my CD. once u right click>propreties on the desktop. go to the last tab. and hit "advanced" and the nvidia thingo will pop up. the settings in there will allow you to change it, it takes a lot of fidling took me ages..
  4. djsukebe macrumors member

    Jul 6, 2007
    I can get as far as setting the external display as the primary, the problem i'm having is making it recognize the external display's native resolution. The highest it shows is 1024x768

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