External Monitor on Sony Vaio VGN-C140G with Windows 2003 Server
Posted on 2009-12-19
I have a Sony Vaio VGN-C140G, Intel 945 Express video card with Windows 2003 Server installed. I have installed the XP drivers (Sony do not have Windows 2003 drivers) for all components and the laptop is running fine.
I want to attach an external monitor to the notebook and use it instead of the standard monitor. The XP video drivers, although installed, do not allow the usage of clone mode (the extention to the video settings does not get installed on Windows 2003, so there is no intel setting for that).
I am trying to use the Fn + F7 key to move the picture to the external monitor but it only gives me the option "LCD Only" and "Settings". I googled that and got some info that a Plug-and-Play monitor is needed, but my monitor is. It is also detected and the drivers are correctly installed.
Notice that I do not want to extend the picture on a second monitor (which works fine from Windows settings), I want to have one only. If I enable two monitors in Windows, I cannot make the external one primary (it gets automatically disconnected if I try that), I can only use both of them and the external as secondary.
How could I move the picture to the external monitor?