Configure a dual monitor setup on your Windows 7 PC
Are you thinking of buying a bigger monitor to replace the screen that you presently use with your PC? Well, there’s no need to replace the existing monitor. A dual monitor setup can address your requirement for larger screen space.
In Windows 7, it’s quite easy to set up and use multiple monitors side by side. There are many Windows 7 keyboard shortcuts to switch between multiple displays. Here’s how you can configure a dual monitor setup.
Equipment required to set up multiple displays
You require two monitors for a desktop and one for a laptop. Cables to connect the monitors to the computer are also needed. Use appropriate connectors to link the monitors with the PC. When the cable of the second monitor is connected to the computer, the display should be automatically detected by the PC.
Steps to configure the dual monitor setup
You can extend the display on your first monitor to the second one by following these steps:
- Click the ‘Start’ button and open the ‘Control Panel’.
- UnderÂ ‘Appearance and Personalization,’ clickÂ ‘Adjust screen resolution’.
- Click the drop-down list next toÂ ‘Multiple displays’.
- ClickÂ ‘Extend these displays’ and then clickÂ ‘Ok’.
- On clicking the option ‘Duplicate your displays’ in the drop-down list, both monitors will have the same thing displayed.
If you face technical issues related to the display of your Windows 7 PC, check these tips for useful suggestions.