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Tv As 2nd Monitor


I have installed ge force 8400 gs then upgraded to windows 7; have settings of graphics card as 2 separate monitors; s-video cable to tv; will run same program on both or 1; monitor is now primary; tv has only background and gadgets; no task-bar or access to programs; can i run program on monitor and 2nd program on tv  i.e video on tv and home finance on monitor? If so, how? On board intel graphics controller disabled. Dell 4600; 

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Posted On: 2010-03-18 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-28 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-12-01 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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2 " is there an effort to re-institute this feature in later windows versions?

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Posted On: 2010-07-07 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2009-11-03 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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