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Tips To Setup Multiple Monitors


Ok so you want to have more than one monitor.  That's OK. But now ,  how do you get there?



I had no problems installing  two, three or four monitors, but when I wanted to add my new 40 inch smart TV I ran into a brick wall (so to speak).  You see most video cards support 2 montiors and my machine had 2 PCIe slots (one PCIe x16 slot and one PCIe x4 slot).  While this is relatively straight forward adding just one more screen was a bit of a problem.  The new graphics chip set was designed to support up to 5 monitors.  It was the graphics card manufacturer that set the limit to 2.  Even if the card has one DVI (Digital more and DVI later), one HDMI and one VGA (analog)  connector your limit is 2 monitors...


Have you ever wanted to delete a theme in Windows 8? Well, here's how:


Step 1.

On the Desktop:

Right click on the desktop and select personilize.


On the UI (formerly known as Metro)

Select Icons View

Right click on control Panel

Click on System

Select Appearance and Personization

Select Change the Theme


From the charms Bar (to get there swip the mouse over to the edge of the screen)

Click on Settings

Select Personization















Step 2.

The Microsoft Windows 8.1 update is free for Windows 8 users and brings New features that you may want to set on!


Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro



Windows 8.1 did introduce some new features,  but they're not turned on by default. Here it's how to do just that:

From the Start screen, go to the Desktop. Right-click on the Taskbar at the bottom and select Properties.

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