Windows 10: Can't Do Multiple Display From New Monitor to Old

Discus and support Can't Do Multiple Display From New Monitor to Old in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Hi, I have a new monitor an LG 24GN50W that works great, but I have an old Dell SE198WFP monitor from an old desktop laying around, so I decided to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by DvorakCCCP, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Can't Do Multiple Display From New Monitor to Old


    Hi,


    I have a new monitor an LG 24GN50W that works great, but I have an old Dell SE198WFP monitor from an old desktop laying around, so I decided to try and use the Dell for a second display for workflow. Since it is old, it only has VGA and DVI ports, not HDMI like the LG. I had previously attempted to use two things:

    1. A VGA-to-HDMI adapter, and a...
    2. DVI-to-HDMI cable

    Neither have worked. I plug them in and the other display isn't found. I'd like to use the old display instead of buying a newer one.


    Any ideas guys?

    :)
     
    DvorakCCCP, Nov 21, 2020
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  2. Multiple display resizing

    Hi,

    Thank you posting on Microsoft Community.

    We understand that you are facing an issue with the extending the display on multiple desktops.

    I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.

    • What is the make and model of your computer?
    • Did you make any changes to the computer prior to this issue?
    • Are you using multiple monitors to extend the display or using the multiple desktop screens on a single monitor?
    I would suggest you some steps which you can try resolving this issue.

    Follow these steps to update graphics drivers.

    • Press Windows key + X and select Device Manager.

    • Search for Display Adapters and expand it.

    • Right click on the graphics driver and select Update driver software.
    Uninstall and Reinstall the graphics card drivers and check.

    Refer:
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_devices/how-to-install-and-update-drivers-in-windows-10/a97bbbd1-9973-4d66-9a5b-291300006293


    Note: If you are using the multiple monitors to extend the display then please make sure the resolution of both the monitors are set equally same so that there is no issues with the size or any program or an app.

    Keep us informed if the issue is resolved. We are glad to help you further.
     
    Sachin V Rao, Nov 21, 2020
    #2
  3. Multiple display taskbar

    Hi Justin,

    Let me guide you now on how to set up multiple displays on a Windows 10 computer. You may follow the steps below to configure the correct display settings for your device.

    Here are the steps:

    • Right-click on your desktop.
    • Select Display settings, then different options will be displayed.
    • You can either choose Duplicate these displays to sync your activities from the original monitor with the second one or
      Extend these displays to be able to do multiple activities using separate displays.
    • After choosing your preferred option, click on Apply.

    Let us know if you have any further questions.
     
    Engelsen Fad, Nov 21, 2020
    #3
  4. Mala_S Win User

    Can't Do Multiple Display From New Monitor to Old

    virtual desktop as multiple monitor

    Hello Dan,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Virtual desktops lets you create multiple, separate desktops that each can display different open windows and apps. Multiple desktops are great for quickly switching desktops. The idea of having multiple virtual desktops is being able to order programs
    according to a set of tasks.

    PC can’t have different virtual desktop on each monitor. However, we can
    configure the taskbar for multiple displays to send windows from one monitor to another. We can customize Windows to have a taskbar shown on only one display, and a different taskbar on the other display. To do that, follow the below mentioned
    steps.

    • Right click on the taskbar and select
      Taskbar Settings
      .
    • Scroll down to Multiple displays section and choose
      Taskbar where window is open under Show taskbar buttons on option.

    By choosing that particular option in Settings, you can set its independent taskbar in addition to your primary display. Only the open windows are shown on the taskbar in that particular display.

    As a workaround, we can create a new profile to switch your main display to another. By doing that, you can switch between profiles which will be having different displays in it.
    To do that, follow the below mentioned steps.

    • Right click anywhere on the desktop and select Graphics properties > Select
      Display > make changes to change your main displays > click on
      Save profile
      > assign a name to it.
    • You can create multiple profiles to make different monitors as main displays each time.
    • To apply the profile, right click anywhere on the
      desktop and select Graphics Options > Profiles > in there you can select the new account which you have created to switch the display.

    Hope it helps.

    Mala S

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Mala_S, Nov 21, 2020
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