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    RSB
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    I have set windows up on the new PC I got a couple of weeks back “Link To Model” and I have my two monitors plugged in by VGA & DVI but there only detected as one. I have no options in display settings to adjust this either. It worked fine in Linux but windows is having none of it. Any Ideas?

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  • #13499

    JayCeeDee
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    I see it’s your VGA screen that’s working. Have you tried another HDMI cable at all?

    I’ve got last year’s version of that Zoostorm computer and mine works fine with 2 displays,  ( VGA and HDMI as it happens ) so yours should too.

     

    EDIT – just re-read and saw the “working in Linux” bit, so ignore!!

     

     

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    #13501

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    I think its a driver issue. It seems to be running on windows own even though it was supposed to have installed all drivers from the disk. Oh, and dvi not hdmi 😉

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    #13503

    JayCeeDee
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    Are you using the mobo connections or off a graphics card?? Have you tried a cheap graphics card?? Using the card’s driver might correct the problem.

    Mine’s off the mobo.

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    #13504

    Dave Rice
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    It’s drivers. The clue is “standard VGA graphics adapter”.

    I suspect you will need Windows 10 as Microsoft and Intel (and probably a few others) are not supporting new hardware on old o/ses.

    The i5-7400 is definitely new hardware.

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    #13505

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    Well that is a bugger. I had some spare change in paypal last night so shopped on ebay and added office plus win 10 to cart. Then I checked out and it purchased office but no money left for 10 so I put 7 on. I only use my disposable card for purchases so I’ll make my way out today and put some money on it and go 10 if I can not get drivers going on 7. Time permitting, many thing’s to be doing. 😉

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    #13506

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    Well I popped a spare gfx card in there and that solved the problem. Did all the updates on 7, restarted and run an update scan again. Now it will not update anymore because it is 7th gen cpu and not supported by 7 “Ironically” 😀 Oh well, Ill have to go to 10 😕 I do have my reasons to prefer 7 to 10 but I will not go into that now.

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    👍

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    #13509

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    I’ve found windows 10 to be super picky about picking up second  monitors, then hard trying to swap them around etc,  with my gtx 970.  In the end it was easier to swap the cables around than it was to swap them over with software

    I think Display ports, out rank hdmi, so it will always set the DP as default. I can’t recall my actual issue, but I think if u had a, monitor in the hdmi port, then add a se on to the DP port, the DP one won’t show up, so I have to first plug into DP port, then into hdmi, then they both showed up, but in the wrong orientation. It wad rather that, or the compleat oppersite, where the hdmi needed to be plugged in first.

    I think it was the creators update that made this happen. It may well be fixed by now, but I’ve not messed about with the set up since then.

    Glad you have it sorted.

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    #13527

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    OH Well in the end I have gone kicking and screaming into 10 and office 2016. 10 was £3.98 and orifice 😏 2016 was £4.98 and all activated fine, from fleabay. Why move from Linux to windows if I did not want to you may ask “or not”. Well I tried multiple distros and videos were choppy and the system just did not feel 100% slick as it should. There were no drivers available to improve things but has I am typing this it has dawned on me I could of done what I have just done and put a separate GFX card in. 🙄😣

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    #13532

    Dave Rice
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    What card did you put in? If it’s low spec and or old it may be inferior to the i5’s.

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    #13533

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    Yes it is old spec “Very” but it does free up ram plus I just do not fancy stripping it back out. “8800GT 1 GB”.

    I do not do anything other than some Gimp editing and it’s all mostly online cloud editing in the browser which seems more CPU/MEMORY intense.

    I’ll see how it all goes but seems solid for now.

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    #13537

    Dave Rice
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    Those old cards are real power guzzlers.

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