How to Set up Dual Monitors on Windows 10


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Double-monitor display is helpful when you’re multitasking. It will significantly improve your working experience. Some people may think it’s difficult to set up dual monitors. Actually, it’s easy to achieve that because Windows 10 has shipped with some features to support multiple monitors for better user experience. And here, we will show you what to do. Read on to get how to set up dual monitors on Windows 10.

How to Set up Dual Monitors on Windows 10?

To set up dual monitors on Windows 10, you can follow the guide below. But first, you have to make sure that your motherboard supports dual monitors. Normally almost all computers’ motherboards support multiple monitors except some old machines. When you’re done, keep going.

Step 1. Prepare the second monitor and all the cables needed.


In this step, you need to determine the video connector type of your computer and the second monitor. Then prepare the corresponding video cables. Below are some common video connector types for your reference.

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Step 2. Connect the second monitor to your computer and a power source.

Plug one end of the video cable into the back of your computer and plug the other end into the second monitor. Then plug the power cable of the second monitor into a power outlet. Make sure all the cables are connected properly.

Note: If you are using a discrete graphics card, you should plug the video cable connector into the port as follows.

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Step 3. Turn on the second monitor and select how you want the desktop to display.

Press Windows + P to select an option to change your display modes.

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Step 4. Configure your monitors.

If you need more settings options to configure your monitors, right-click anywhere on your desktop and select Display settings to open the Display page. Your computer should automatically detect your monitors and show your desktop. If you don’t see the monitors, click on the Detect button.

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Then scroll down to Multiple displays and select an option from the drop-down list to determine how your desktop will display across your screens. For the largest work area, you can select Extend these displays and then click on Keep changes.

Finally, scroll up to Resolution and select an option. You’d better use the recommended resolution settings. Then save the changes.

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