Dual Monitor Setup

CompuHost utilizes the "Dual Monitor" support available within Windows XP/Vista and most modern Video Adapters to allow for two separate displays, one for the Host Screen, and the other for the Performer Screen.

PLEASE READ! Unfortunately, in most cases, our Support Team will be unable to offer assistance in the setup of Dual Monitor support other than what is included here. This is due to the fact that setup


Activating and configuring "Dual Monitor Support" within Windows XP.

This procedure outlines the TYPICAL steps involved in the setup and configuration of Dual Monitor Support on Windows XP (Windows Vista may differ). Since video adapters and procedures vary greatly between manufactures, your specific setup screens and procedures may vary. It is recommended that you consult your Computer's and/or Video Adapter's User Documentation and/or Support Resources for specific setup instructions pertaining to your applicable hardware components.

    • On the Settings tab, click the image of the monitor you want to use as the primary monitor.

    • Select the Use this device as the primary monitor check box.
      This automatically selects the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box for this monitor.

    • Click the image of the second monitor and then select the Extend my Windows desktop onto this monitor check box.

    NOTE: If the secondary monitor remains "grayed out" and unresponsive, the second monitor/TV is not recognized by Windows XP. Recheck the cabling and mode selection of the second monitor/TV.

    • Select the desired "Screen Area" of the second monitor, 800x600 is recommended for best performance within CompuHost.

    • Click OK

    If all went well, you should see the Extended Windows Desktop displayed on the Second Monitor/TV. If not please recheck your setup and repeat the above procedure.