How can I install a secondary monitor for my laptop?

Prajesh Ananthan March 21, 2012
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How do I install a secondary monitor to my laptop? Do I need a special cable or converter for it? Thanks.

  1. Jonathan
    March 22, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    Once you have the hardware set up you'll need to configure your computer. If you search "display" from the start menu and select "connect to an external display" you can change the settings to match your physical monitor layout.

    There are a number of programs which help you get the most out of multiple monitors. This article will get you started. 
    http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/3-useful-programs-that-help-manage-multiple-monitors/

  2. ha14
    March 22, 2012 at 7:29 am

    Newer laptops and monitors may use a DVI, VGA  HDMI, Mini DisplayPort. connection.
    If your display has a DVI connection but your laptop only has a VGA connection you'll need to use an video converter that converts VGA into DVI.
    http://www.computerhope.com/jargon/v/videoconv.htm
    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/tech-tips-and-tricks/how-to-connect-a-monitor-to-a-laptop.html

    How to Connect a Laptop to an External Monitor
    http://www.ehow.com/video_4993274_connect-laptop-external-monitor.html

    How To Connect Laptop to HDMI Flat Screen LCD Monitor
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=httuIXjGz0Y