Windows 10: Windows 10 tells me that I have a different monitor

Discus and support Windows 10 tells me that I have a different monitor in Windows 10 Graphic Cards to solve the problem; I am running Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.508. Recently device manager tells me that my monitor is an Acer 271HL when, in fact, my monitor is an... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Graphic Cards' started by smcc42, Sep 13, 2020 at 9:53 PM.

  1. smcc42 Win User

    Windows 10 tells me that I have a different monitor


    I am running Windows 10 version 2004 build 19041.508. Recently device manager tells me that my monitor is an Acer 271HL when, in fact, my monitor is an AOC 2270SWHN. I have never had an Acer monitor. Why is this happening?

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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


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  3. Nikhar_K Win User
    Different Backgrounds on each monitor

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand that you are unable to set different wallpapers on each monitors.



    We would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below and see if that helps.



    Method 1: Identify Displays.



    Try using the Identify option to identify the displays and then check if you can set different background. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + I, to open
      Settings
      .
    2. Click on System, and select
      Display
      on the left pane.
    3. Now, under Rearrange your displays, click on
      Identify to identify the displays.


    Refer screenshot below:




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    Once the displays are identified as Monitor 1 and Monitor 2, try setting the background.



    Method 2: Duplicating Displays



    One other thing we can try is to set the displays to Duplicate first and then Extend them.



    To Duplicate the Displays, press Windows key + P, and select
    Duplicate. Follow the same steps and select Extend.



    After Extending the displays, check if we get the option to set different backgrounds.



    Method 3: Reinstall Display Drivers.



    If Method 1 and 2 didn’t help, we can try uninstalling and reinstalling the Display Drivers. Refer the steps mentioned below:



    1. Press Windows key + X, and select
      Device Manager.
    2. Expand Display adapters.
    3. Now, right click on the Display
      device
      and select Uninstall Device.
    4. Once the device is uninstalled, click on Actions and select
      Scan for hardware changes.
    5. Restart the computer.


    Let us know the results.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
  4. Windows 10 tells me that I have a different monitor

    How to display different slideshow wallpapers (backgrounds) on each monitor

    I followed those steps. When right-clicking on the image to select a monitor, I get:

    • Set for all monitors
    • Set for monitor 4
    • Set for monitor 4
    • Set for monitor 4
    • Set for monitor 4

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