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How do I change my monitor number label? Answered

Here is what I think caused the problem. When I first created my computer and the mobo had no errors on it, I tried plugging it into my computer, however, it only showed 1/4 of the screen so I couldn't change my BIOs. So I plugged it into my 1920x1080 55" tv using an HDMI cable instead of a VGA and I could then see the full BIOs. So I ran Windows 7 off of that TV screen to set it up. Now when I plugged it into my 1366x768 monitor, it recognized it as monitor number 2, which isn't much of a problem.

Here is my problem. Whenever I extend displays from my computer monitor to my 32" tv in my bedroom, it recognizes my TV as monitor number one and puts my Explorer.exe and my desktop icons over there onto my TV instead of my computer.

Here is my question: How do I change my monitor label so the desktop stays on my computer? Or at least the explorer.exe and desktop icons stay on my computer..



5 years ago

In XP go into the display properties click on the 2nd monitor and then click on the check box labeled Use this device as the Primary monitor. Should be similar in Win 7 but i'm not in front of a win 7 machine to verify.