WIndows 7 Dual Monitor Issues

By charl0s ·
My issue is this: upgraded to Windows 7 64bit, did the upgrade not full install. I now am having problems with my dual monitor display...second monitor not showing.

I go through control panel AND/OR through the nvidia control panel and get an error each time ("unable to save configuration" nvidia actuall doesn't return an error, simply defaults back to previous selection).

My monitor "works" and shows during the boot screens, the "loading windows" screen but disappears when the login screen comes up. The monitor even displays as a selection in both control panels (so it is "seen" and "recognized") but will not turn on--either in clone/duplicate mode or in extended.

Any ideas?

Dell Prcision 690
Windows 7 x64 (7600)
Dual Xeon 2.3 ghz (E5345)
Nvidia Quadro FX 4500 (1**.00 release 9.22.09)
12 gb RAM

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Before 22/10/2009 ?? ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to WIndows 7 Dual Monitor Is ...

How did you manage that ?

Also, what did you 'upgrade' from ?

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by charl0s In reply to Before 22/10/2009 ?? ...

upgraded from vista ultimate

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Yes - manage ...

by OldER Mycroft In reply to manage?

Unless you're talking about Windows 7 Enterprise 90-Day, I wondered how you'd managed to get it on your system before the release date.

It's just that the M$ site clearly states:
"After the 90-day Trial expires, if you wish to continue to use Windows 7 Enterprise, please note that you will be required to purchase and perform a clean installation of Windows 7, including drivers and applications. Please keep this in mind; Windows 7 Enterprise is not available through retail channels."

I wondered, since you cannot perform an upgrade to the 'existing' 90-Day Trial, how you could have upgraded from a non-Windows 7 package.

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win 7

by charl0s In reply to Yes - manage ...

My company is a Microsoft Partner and I have actually had legitimate access to the software for quite some time.

We have done multiple scenario builds/upgrades/clean installs etc., etc. in order to troubleshoot any scenarios we may encounter later on.

Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no sort of "wink, wink" activity going on here--but thanks for thinking there might be.

So, no, this was not a trial upgrade or anything along those lines. Along with opening this question/issue in this--and several other forums--I have addressed this with MSDN...looking for any valuable insight into the issue vs. speculation on the legitimacy or validity of this question.

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Have you tried installing the NVidia & 64 Bit Drivers

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to WIndows 7 Dual Monitor Is ...

From past experience with 7 I have found many 64 Bit Vista Drivers that simply do not work with the newest release of 7 that worked with the Beta or Release Candidate.

You description really sounds like faulty Drivers as once they load the Extended Desktop stops working.


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all updated

by charl0s In reply to Have you tried installing ...

yes--all drivers are the latest release from nvidia. have uninstalled old ones, installed on top of current ones...etc., etc. FUnny thing is with drivers completely uninstalled I can get both monitors functioning (clone only, not extended and obviously not to resolution desired)

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Well then it really sounds as if

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to all updated

You need to wait for new Drivers from NVidia here.

I have found a couple of things that worked perfectly with Vista not work with 7 though I'm not sure just why that's happening. I can sort of understand a Video Capture Card but 3 different Web Cams sort of have me confused.

One of the problems with early adopters I suppose it's what you get for living on the Bleeding Edge.


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