Windows 10: External monitors extending issue.

Discus and support External monitors extending issue. in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I am trying to connect 6 external monitors to my laptop running on windows 10. I am using DVI-D dual-link to HDMI cable to connect the monitors to the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Qumar_-_, Mar 4, 2020.

  1. Qumar_-_ Win User

    External monitors extending issue.

    I am trying to connect 6 external monitors to my laptop running on windows 10. I am using DVI-D dual-link to HDMI cable to connect the monitors to the HDMI splitter and HDMI to HDMI cable to connect the splitter to the laptop. There is just one problem when I am extending the screens, the external monitors seem to duplicate themselves rather than extend. So instead of 1 to 7 for all monitors combined, all my laptop only detects 1 and 2. 1 being my laptop and 2 being all the other external 6 monitors. That means that all the external monitors showing me the same thing as in they duplicate and not extend. Any suggestion on it can be fixed so all the external monitors become the extension of my main laptop and do not duplicate?

    Qumar_-_, Mar 4, 2020
  2. Nikhar_K Win User

    Extend Display to second and third monitors

    Hi Ian,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I appreciate the efforts taken by you in resolving the issue. I understand that you are unable to extend the display to second or third monitor. I’ll certainly assist you with the issue.

    However, it would be great if you can help us with the details requested below:

    • What happens when you try to extend the display?
    • Do you receive any error message/code?
    • Are you aware of any changes made to the computer recently?
    • Which build version of Windows 10 is installed on the computer? To check type:
      winver in the search bar on the Taskbar and hit
    • What is the make and model of the laptop?

    Ideally, to extend the display we can use the shortcut Windows logo key + P, and select
    Extend from the menu.

    I would suggest you to refer the troubleshooting steps mentioned in the article

    Troubleshoot external monitor connections in Windows 10
    and see if that helps.

    For additional information, see
    Set up dual monitors on Windows 10

    Let us know the results.


    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Nikhar_K, Mar 4, 2020
  3. Romel Ram Win User
    External Monitor with Quicken

    Hi Mark,

    It is possible that the display resolution automatically adjusts after connecting to an external monitor. For us to properly isolate this issue, we have some questions for you:

    • Are you experiencing the same issue even without using the Quicken tool?
    • Have you checked if the display resolution settings of the Surface device and the external monitor is the same?
    • Have you tried checking for a graphics device driver update?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done to isolate the issue?

    We're looking forward to your response.
    Romel Ram, Mar 4, 2020
  4. External monitors extending issue.

    Dell XPS 15.6 Monitor issues


    Monitors may not work as expected if the driver is not up-to-date. With this said, we suggest that you check if you have the latest drivers installed. In addition, we would like to ask some questions that may help us to isolate the issue.

    • Does the external monitor work with your laptop before?
    • Have you tried to connect the external monitor to your desktop?
    • When did the issue start?
    • Were there any changes made to your computer prior to the issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
    We're looking forward to your response.
    Katrina Men, Mar 4, 2020

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