Windows via Bootcamp closed lid display issue

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DFTU101, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. DFTU101 macrumors member

    May 16, 2008
    Has any one had any problems using an external display (Apple 24 inch LED is what I am using) with Bootcamp with an Apple laptop (recent MBP) in the closed lid position. I start Bootcamp & Windows, close the lid, but the display/computer won't restart once I plug in the peripherals.
  2. davidcmc macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2009
    That's because Windows doesn't respond to any input (like pluging a peripheral) when the lid is closed, unlike Mac OS X.
    In the control pannel (energy options), there are options for what Windows should do when you close the lid.
    Select the option to do nothing.
  3. DFTU101 thread starter macrumors member

    May 16, 2008
    Thanks for the input. Will try it out when I get home this weekend.

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