Do you have a dual monitor setup at home or work? You’re probably wondering how you can use those two monitors with your laptop. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to easily set up your laptop with 2 external monitors. We’ll also cover some of the benefits of using a dual monitor setup. Keep reading to learn more!
The first step is to determine how many video ports your laptop has. Most laptops have at least one video port, but some have more. You’ll need to identify the video ports on your laptop so you can purchase the appropriate adapters.
Check the graphics card
First of all, you may need to make sure your graphics card supports multiple monitors. Normally, every graphics card provides at least two outputs, but you will need to check the graphics card properties on the manufacturer’s website, find your graphics card and check the specifications to see if it supports adding two external monitors.
Check available ports on your Laptop
If your laptop has a VGA port, you’ll need a VGA adapter.
If your laptop has an HDMI port, you’ll need an HDMI adapter.
If your laptop has a DisplayPort port, you’ll need a DisplayPort adapter.
Once you’ve identified the video ports on your laptop, visit our website and purchase the appropriate adapters.
Once you have the adapters, it’s time to set up your dual monitor setup. The easiest way to do this is by using the built-in Display Settings on your laptop. To open the Display Settings, press the Windows key and P at the same time. This will open a menu that will allow you to choose between different display modes.
In the Display Settings menu, you’ll see three different options: Duplicate, Extend, and Second Screen Only. To set up your laptop with 2 external monitors, select Extend. This will allow you to use both monitors as one large screen.
If your laptop is connected to an external monitor and you want to use the internal monitor as well, select Duplicate. This will duplicate the image on both monitors. If you only want to use the external monitor, select Second Screen Only. This will make the internal monitor inactive.
if you can’t see the plugged-in monitors?
Sometimes the external monitors cannot be correctly detected by your laptop. This can be caused by improper connection, defective monitor or cables. Ensure all the cables connect correctly, and do some tests with an alternative monitor and another cable.
If it still does not work, it seems like your graphics card driver cannot properly support multiple monitors display. A driver update is necessary.
There are two ways to update drivers: manually and automatically.
Manually – You can manually update the printer driver by searching the correct driver that is matched with your Windows OS on the manufacturer’s website and install it in your computer. This requires time and computer skills.
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click the Update button next to a flagged device to automatically download the correct drivers (you can do this with the FREE version), and install it on your computer.
- Or click Update All to automatically download all the correct drivers that are missing or out of date on your Windows (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).
Once you’ve finished with your settings, close the menu. The two external monitors should now be connected to your laptop. You’ll most likely need to adjust the resolution or colour quality of one (or both) of the monitors in order for them to work properly. To do this, press and hold Windows key and P at the same time, then choose Advanced Display Settings from the menu that appears.