You will need
  • - the connection cable (HDMI or VGA).
Determine which cable to transmit the signal from the laptop to the screen you need. Depending on how new you have the technique, there can be different versions of the outputs on the laptop. On laptops the past two years used the HDMI interface. The same method of signal transmission support flat panel TVs and many monitors of large size. You can easily identify it by the inscription HDMI and a form similar to the conventional connector for flash drives. The difference is the width of the slot of the cable and the number of contacts.
If the notebook and the external display is the interface, find the appropriate cable. It is often found in the TV package. Or you can buy it in any store for computer and consumer electronics. In the case when one of the devices is not HDMI, check another popular connector is VGA. It looks like blue ground with two rows of holes, sometimes on the sides there is space for clamping screws. Again check, not only on laptopbut also on display was the same interface. Then buy a VGA cable with connectors "father-father", that is, the contact needles on both ends.
Connect the laptop to an external display. To do this, connect a VGA cable or HDMI sockets of your devices. This should be done with the power off. This also applies to laptop and screen. After checking the reliability of contact of the connector and socket can turn the equipment into the network.
Configure additional output image on the laptop. Right-click the mouse on an empty space of the desktop and select "Properties" for Windows XP. Then select the "Settings" tab and you will see the setup menu, the outputand the pictures. For Windows 7 or Vista, click "start", go to "control Panel" and go to "appearance and personalization".
Then click on the "menu Screen", item "configure display settings" or "Connect to external display". Activate the "Find" button if the system does not outputit schematic representation of a second screen. After that select the operating mode: duplicating the same image on both screens or only the external display.
When you select the message "Save mode used screen?". Confirm your decision and click OK to close the preferences window.