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Old 10-08-2004, 04:34 AM   #1
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I had XP Home SP1 on my laptop before, and it supported (in teh settings mode under desktop properties) use of two monitors at once, plugging another monitor and using it as well as my laptop screen. Was able to drag from screen to screen. Was that a feature updated by SP1? Because my version of XP Pro doesn't allow such a thing to happen. Hopefully the SP2 that is installing as I type this will do it....anyone know?
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Old 10-08-2004, 09:19 AM   #2
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Do you have to install drives for the monitor output? IF not try SP1 or even 2 and let us know.
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That feature is provided by the driver software of the graphics chip/card
if it has tv out, and does not require either SP1 or SP2. maybe you need to re-install the driver for your graphics chip as SP update may have screwed up that particular function?
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forgot to mention, my Tosh laptop is running XP Home without SP1 or SP2, and it's TV out functions and settings (provided by the ATI driver) work okay. So tv-out doesn't require any MS service packs (at least not if you have an ATI Radeon chip anyway)
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