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How can I use VGA monitor as default display, rergardless of last used setting (Dual View)

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I have a DESKTOP PC with an nvidia graphics card that has a VGA out and an S-video out.

I have the VGA output  hooked up to a monitor, and the S-video output hooked up to a projector.

I have a few user accounts on my computer.  One is user account  set up strictly for playing games and watching DVDs on the projector.  It runs a script on upon logon that sends the display to the projector, and not the VGA monitor.

If I turn off the computer while in under that user name,  the next time I turn on the computer the  projector stays as the default monitor.  

Either,
I want to run a  script or .bat , that changes the windows display properties to switch the display back to the VGA monitor when I logoff that user or shutdown the computer.


Or,  how can I make the VGA monitor always be the default monitor (show the welcome screen)  when I  turn on the computer or log off a user on a dual monitor setup.
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Some video driver software comes with the features to let users save different display profiles for easy switching.

However, in your case, since you are capable of writing a script to instruct the system to switch to the projector after "that user" loged on, why not write another script to instruct the system to switch to the VGA monitor when "that user" is logging off. This way, it will ensure that the default monitor is the VGA one every time the system is turned on.
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by:Lucavi
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The nvidia graphics card unfortunately didn't have a very good software, so I had to use command line switches.
I set up a script to change back to the default CRT monitor, and had Microsoft Group Policy Editor run it on log off.
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