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Accidentally Selected Second Monitor Only - Help!

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    Accidentally Selected Second Monitor Only - Help!

    I have a new Dell XPS with Windows 8. I was just starting to use it when I tried to explore bringing up a second monitor. For some reason the system doesn't recognize the second monitor. I then accidentally selected "second monitor only".

    now I am without any monitor. When the system boots it recognizes the primary monitor (DVI) but then goes off to look for the second monitor. My system has AMD DVi video card as the primary video. The other video port is VGA, but I cannot get any monitor I have to work from it.

    Is there a way to reset the video selection without having to use the mouse to navigate to the Devices selection?

    please help!


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    Brilliant...many thanks
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    Please help... I've just gotten this problem. I did the windows key + p and nothing worked. Please help, thanks
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    Just disconnect the other monitor and it will automatically open up on the DVI monitor. From there, change the setting to either "extend desktop" or "Monitor 1 only".
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Accidentally Selected Second Monitor Only - Help!
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