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Support Multiple Monitor


One wonders if the lack of adequate multiple monitor support on vista will be rectified in windows 7? Additionally if the audio issues with recording aspects for professional musicians will mean we will still either have to keep xp on a separate computer or in dual boot mode? Any information from microsoft will be appreciated.

For example - i can play a dvd on xp and stretch it across 3 monitors, i can use cubase 2, 3, 4 and 5 on xp and have individual mixers, edits and vst's in separate windows. On vista the only version that does not crash at some point is cubase 5 studio. With games, on xp i can get them to stretch over 3 monitors. Vista hardly plays any game older than 18 months and won't stretch jack - xp's compatibility mode works much better. Will windows 7 enable this or do i have to use virtual pc xp? The only way i have managed to get wallpapers to stretch is with ultramon.

Yes i have a quad processor with 8 gb ram, 2 tb hdd space, 1gb nvidia graphics card and no issues with anything except the operating environment. And last microsoft - while it's only aesthetics, will the dreamscapes etc - aero - etc if desired by end users to have installed, be available as extra downloads for the non ram conservative users?


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