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When I hook up either of my two monitors that worked before with windows 7 to my windows 8 machine, the bottom and right are off the screen.  Is there a way to adjust this through the computer?
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by:Gregory Miller
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if the monitor is an analog VGA type, you will need to use the monitor auto adjust OR if the monitor does not support auto adjust, manually manipulate the height and width of the scan area for the monitor.

If the monitor is DVI or HDMI then your solution will be in the setting of the video card, not necessarily a windows 8 issue. Search through any utility application that came with the video card of the computer. Some allow you to adjust the vertical and horizontal frequencies to fit the scan lines to your specific device perfectly.
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Thanks, it's HDMI.

Do you know how to set up the video card?  I looked around at all the settings in the display/monitor area and didn't see anything.  

It's a new Lenovo Yoga 2
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/yoga/yoga-2-pro/?cid=us:sem|se|google|901197201|Yoga+2+Pro|IIP_NE_IdeaPad+Yoga+Ultrabook|142104584&ef_id=UrcH0gAABMTsrWCz:20131225201458:s
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Nice Laptop...

what monitor are you connecting?
My guess is that with the laptop your aspect ratios are different between the two screens and you will need to drop the resolution on the laptop screen to make it work on the external.
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Thanks, it's pretty sweet, aside from this monitor issue.

I just set my laptop and monitor to the lowest res they could go at 1024*768 and I still have the issue.

It's a samsung syncmaster 2333HD.
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Are you using them in extended desktop mode? In other words, the external monitor is an extension of the desktop of the laptop screen. Not cloned is a better way of putting it.
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If you set it up to use only the external monitor, effectively closing the lid on the laptop, does the issue go away? If the answer is yes, I do not know what else to try other than some advanced video settings. Maybe someone here will have access to a similar setup to experiment with you.

If the answer is No, I am thinking the issue may be with the monitor. If you have access to another monitor, I would test that first.

Are you using true HDMI cable or HDMI to DVI/VGA converter? If using a converter, this may also cause this issue.
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