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  1. #1


    Jeremy Schubert Guest

    multiple monitors

    If I have a vm running on my XP box, can I have one monitor that I use to
    see the host OS and another that would just show the power point running on
    the guest?


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  2. #2


    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: multiple monitors

    On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:20:57 -0600, "Jeremy Schubert"
    <jscc@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >If I have a vm running on my XP box, can I have one monitor that I use to
    >see the host OS and another that would just show the power point running on
    >the guest?
    Yes. You can have the guest full-screen on one monitor and have your
    other monitor showing the host OS.

    You can't have 2 monitors for the guest OS though.

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  3. #3


    Jeremy Schubert Guest

    Re: multiple monitors

    Thanks Steve. Where can I find documentation to do this?

    "Steve Jain" <noreply.-@-.essjae.com> wrote in message
    news:2rd494hj65slgpubk70ke9c8rin8oqj0j5@xxxxxx

    > On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 15:20:57 -0600, "Jeremy Schubert"
    > <jscc@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    >>If I have a vm running on my XP box, can I have one monitor that I use to
    >>see the host OS and another that would just show the power point running
    >>on
    >>the guest?
    >
    > Yes. You can have the guest full-screen on one monitor and have your
    > other monitor showing the host OS.
    >
    > You can't have 2 monitors for the guest OS though.
    >
    > --
    > Cheers,
    > Steve Jain, Virtual Machine MVP
    > http://vpc.essjae.com/
    > I do not work for Microsoft.

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  4. #4


    Steve Jain Guest

    Re: multiple monitors

    On Thu, 31 Jul 2008 22:11:17 -0600, "Jeremy Schubert"
    <jscc@xxxxxx> wrote:

    >Thanks Steve. Where can I find documentation to do this?
    >
    There's no configuration to run the guest OS on one VM and have the
    host OS on the 2nd...unless you mean you want to run Powerpoint on the
    host OS and have the same PowerPoint slides show up on the guest OS,
    which you can't. The guest is no different than a separate computer,
    if you can't do it with 2 real computers, you can't do it with a VM.


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