How to setup a Secondary Monitor to a Laptop on Windows XP. Dualscreenreviews.com Setting up a secondary monitor to a Laptop with windows XP is extremely easy lets see how? in the following slides
How to setup a Secondary Monitor to a Laptop on Windows XP. Dualscreenreviews.com There are two aspects to it , first is connecting the Hardware and the second part is configuring setup through the Software. But first the prerequisites you should have supporting Hardware to connect your Laptop to an external screen.
Prerequisites Dualscreenreviews.com 1. Laptop should have a serial port or a HDMI Cable input (in case you want to hook your TV to the laptop). Here's a picture of a laptop and the serial port to which you can connect the VGA Male Pin.
Prerequisites Dualscreenreviews.com 2. The Graphics adapter of the laptop should support dual displays (multiple monitors). To find if it supports. Right click on the desktop area and then click on the properties menu, select the farthest Tab towards the right which will be settings. Under the Display the First item in the drop down box should say “(Multiple Monitors) on ”. Another way to get to the Display properties is to click “Start->All Programs->Control Panel ” and select “Display” from the list.
Prerequisites Dualscreenreviews.com Here's a snapshot of the Display Setting screen
Steps to hook the secondary monitor Dualscreenreviews.com 1. Step 1 is to hook the VGA Pin Out (male) connector to the Laptop Pin in (Female) Connector as illustrated in the picture below . 2. Power up the External monitor.
Steps to hook the secondary monitor Dualscreenreviews.com 3. Go to the settings tab of your laptops Display properties. See Step 2 from the Prerequisites section to find out how to get to the Display properties. Once in there click on Settings, Click on the Display drop down box and select the 2nd option and then make sure you check the relevant Check boxes below , I usually have the “Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor” option checked since I’d like to use the laptop screen as the Primary monitor and use the second monitor as an extended secondary monitor since I have the monitor on my left side. It's really a personal preference.
Steps to hook the secondary monitor Dualscreenreviews.com Step 3 continued - An illustration of the secondary monitor setting Here's a snapshot of the Display Setting screen