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Docked laptop Win8CP does not display to the monitor

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    Docked laptop Win8CP does not display to the monitor

    I just got Win8CP installed to a VHD and rebooting did not display anything to the monitor. I opened the laptop to view the bootup on its screen and it did get to the boot menu and then booted OK to Win8.

    I used the FN/F8 to select to clone to display #2 but that did not help. The monitor is still black.

    Rebooting to Win7 and the monitor does display as normal (tho nothing is visible till it gets past the BIOS boot display).

    This is a Dell Latitued D860.

    Any ideas?

    Gary Davis

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    Most likely it's not working because Windows 8 only came with generic drivers for your laptop. You may have a better chance if you create a partition for Windows 8 rather than installing to VHD.

    You could try installing the latest drivers for your Dell by right clicking on the driver and installing in compatibility mode. The link below takes you to the Dell driver download site.

    Drivers and Downloads | Dell [United States]
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Docked laptop Win8CP does not display to the monitor

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