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Main Display - Change in Windows 8

  1. #10


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by meth View Post
    If the hdmi cable is unplugged, yes it reverts to #1. But as soon as it's plugged back in, PC monitor goes to #2. I have been using "Second screen only" for the PC monitor, but this is what I'm trying to avoid having to do.

    Yeah, it was just for a workaround for now.

    Does the TV have a DVI or DisplayPort connection on it?

    If so, then you might see how it does with the TV connected using one of those to the a DVI or DisplayPort of the graphics card.

    If not, then you might try an HDMI to DVI adapter to connect the HDMI cable from the TV to the adapter, then connect the adapter to the #2 DVI port on the graphics card.
    Last edited by Brink; 06 Jan 2014 at 16:22. Reason: added quote

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  2. #11


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    I'd have to try the adapter and see what happens. Hopefully it will still send 5.1 audio. I'll let you know.
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  3. #12


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    I tried the dvi->hdmi adapter and still the same result. I guess it's because even if it's a different port, it's still the same monitor on the other end. I hate these little annoyances which seems like can't be fixed unless you reformat.
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  4. #13


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    64-bit Windows 10


    If able, try different connections and ports to see if you may get luck with one.
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  5. #14


    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1


    I've tried different ports with the same outcome. Seems like I'm out of luck!
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