Multiple monitor support in Windows 2000

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

Windows 2000 has support for multiple monitors. Before getting into deep waters, check the HCL list for Windows 2000 and make sure that the video cards you are using are listed and that there are 2000 drivers. Unfortunately if you have multiple monitors working under Win98, the settings will not carry through the Windows 2000 upgrade. Windows 2000 uses a different multiple monitor architecture than Win98 and legacy video settings are lost. Sorry. Unfortunately the newsgroups are encrusted with messages about dual monitor support problems. There are a lot of video cards that will not work as secondary under Windows 2000 even though they worked that way under Win98.

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If you have Win95 or NT4, you can do this with specialized hardware from Appian Graphics or Matrox .

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