Windows 10: Use external display by default

Discus and support Use external display by default in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; I'm using a Lenovo laptop with an external wired monitor. Every time I shut down the laptop, I need to go to Settings < Display and select Display 2 on... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by usfjjc, May 11, 2020.

  1. usfjjc Win User

    Use external display by default


    I'm using a Lenovo laptop with an external wired monitor. Every time I shut down the laptop, I need to go to Settings < Display and select Display 2 on the laptop display. Is there a way to make the external monitor the default one when I turn the laptop on?

    :)
     
    usfjjc, May 11, 2020
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    Projecting to an external display

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Windows 10.

    I understand that you are unable to use external display with windows 10.

    This usually occurs if the video driver was not installed properly or not configured correctly.so I would suggest you to reinstall the drivers in compatibility mode and check if it helps.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and see if it helps:

    Uninstall Display Adapter drivers

    I suggest you to uninstall the display drivers and reinstall them in compatibility mode.

    To uninstall the driver, follow the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + R
    • Type devmgmt.msc
    • Right click on the driver you want to uninstall
    • Click on Uninstall
    • Restart the system
    After the computer restarts, install the driver in compatibility mode.

    • Select the setup file
    • Right click on it and click on
      properties
    • Click on Compatibility tab
    • Select the operating system
    • Click Ok.
    Hope it helps, do get back to us if you need further assistance with Windows.
     
    Arul_D, May 11, 2020
    #2
  3. SoNQ Win User
    Projecting to an external display

    Hi,

    When the computer restarts the driver re-installs its self. and also how would I go about going into compatability mode. Would this be through internet explorer?

    Any insite on this would be a great help.

    Best Regards,

    Shaun Johnson
     
  4. Vivian_S Win User

    Use external display by default

    External monitor display settings

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.



    I understand that you are facing issues with the display scaling on your external displays. We will certainly look into this for you.

    As you are using Vizio TV, you may have to try using custom resolution settings if the in-built settings do not provide the required settings.

    For better clarity, please let us know:

    • What is the version of Windows 10 that is currently installed on your computer? You can click on Search and type
      winver.
    • Are you aware of any recent changes to the system, such as updates, after which you are facing this issue?
    • What is the make and model of your computer?


    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to check the steps mentioned in the Workaround section in

    Windows scaling issues for high-DPI devices


    I would also suggest you to check the Display drivers. Please refer

    Troubleshoot external monitor connections in Windows 10


    Set up dual monitors on Windows 10



    Let us know how it goes.

    Regards,

    Vivian S
     
    Vivian_S, May 11, 2020
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