Windows 10: Connecting 2 PCs one to use dual monitors

Discus and support Connecting 2 PCs one to use dual monitors in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; This relates to 2 x W10 64 bit machines. Just starting new job and they have a provided 2 x wide screen monitors, a Thinkpad laptop and Thinkpad dock.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by sargan, May 5, 2021 at 2:12 AM.

  1. sargan Win User

    Connecting 2 PCs one to use dual monitors


    This relates to 2 x W10 64 bit machines. Just starting new job and they have a provided 2 x wide screen monitors, a Thinkpad laptop and Thinkpad dock. I have an existing PC ... which until now I connected to an Avocent switchview DVI (KVM) Now I want to connect the lap top and PC as before but have option for Laptop to use 2 monitors. The Dock has HDMI or Display Port The switch view has DVI connections for video in and out, and also USB connections for all mouse keyboard and PC & Laptop USB connections. My initial thoughts are to connect as shown .... is this the optimum (leaving the speakers & microphone out of the equation for clarity

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  2. Setting up dual monitor on PC

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand your query related to connecting external monitor to the PC.



    Usually, you will receive an error when connecting external monitor when the cable is not connected properly. I would suggest you to follow the suggestions mentioned in the article

    Troubleshoot external monitor connections in Windows 10
    .



    Additionally, you may want to refer the below articles





    Let us know how it goes.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, May 5, 2021 at 2:15 AM
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  3. Dual monitor, Dual mouse??

    Hello,

    Please share this information to assist you better.

    • How have you setup dual monitors?
    • Are you referring to use 2 different mouse/keyboard with the dual monitor setup?
    If yes, the mouse or keyboard may function same as one another. Since, it has to be connected to single PC/tower.

    However, setting up 2 different mouse/keyboard with the Dual- monitor setup, it may not function separately for each monitor.

    Let us know the status of the issue. We will assist you further.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, May 5, 2021 at 2:15 AM
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  4. Connecting 2 PCs one to use dual monitors

    Trouble with 2 monitors

    Hi Tim,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to change the settings to Extended Monitor and check if it helps.

    Please follow below steps:

    • Right Click any ware of the Desktop, and launch Personalization.
    • Go to dual monitor settings under personalization, and change it Extended Monitor.
    Please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.



    Thank you.
     
    Prabhavathi Patil, May 5, 2021 at 2:15 AM
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