How to Connect Two Monitors in Windows 8

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Connecting two monitors to your computer can allow you to view and work on several different applications or programs at the same time.

How to Connect Two Monitors in Windows 8

  • Examine your computer to locate an available DVI, VGA, or HDMI video port.
  • Plug in the matching cable from your second monitor into the available port.
  • Wait for Windows 8 to automatically detect and install the second monitor.
  • Swipe in from the right side of your screen, then tap on Devices.
  • Click on Project.
  • Select a viewing option based on your preferences as a user.
  • If you want the same images displayed on both monitors, select Duplicate.
  • If you want to open multiple programs and view everything spread across both monitors, select Extend.
  • Save your preferences.