How do I setup two screens in Windows 8??

loybanks

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My computer is an HP Laptop with a 17" screen. Today I connected a stand a lone monitor that is about 22". I've managed to get the resolution for the Laptop back to standard or native resolution.

However I'm going around in circles trying to get the larger monitor to it's proper resolution. How might I go about doing this and get the larger to respond independently from the Laptop Monitor?

Do I need some software to accomplish this or what? All help will be appreciated by this old man.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-6157cl
    CPU
    AMD A6 3400M
    Motherboard
    HP 3591
    Memory
    8
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    AMD RadeonHD6520G
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phrozen ghost

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All you gotta do in windows 8 is first hook up the screen to the laptop.
Then just hit Windows Key + P and then if its connect properly you can extended or whatever you like.

Or you can just hit the Win Key and goto the desktop and right click on a bare spot and select screen resolution and then configure it from there you can extend and so forth. you should see the second screen in the appearance above. if not check the connections and such
 

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  • OS
    windows 8.1 pro x64

Metalmania31

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Well from your specs you're using an AMD Radeon GPU. So you should be able to set this in the ATI catalyst software.
 

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loybanks

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Thanks guys. You have both been most helpful. It is setup now and I've learned some things.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8 64 bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion dv7-6157cl
    CPU
    AMD A6 3400M
    Motherboard
    HP 3591
    Memory
    8
    Graphics Card(s)
    AMD RadeonHD6520G
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Essentials
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