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I just got the Gigaware 2 port usb powered vga splitter and I have ywo monitors connected. Both monitors show the same thing but I want to extend the desktop across both screens, however Windows XP does nto show that there is 2 monitors connected.

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A display splitter will only mirror the screens, you cannot extend the desktop via a splitter.

Most portables cannot support dual monitors without a docking station.

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You are using a VGA splitter. That means whatever is coming to it is being sent to two (monitors). Hence both display similar data.
To extend the desktop to the other one you have to attach the second monitor to the VGA (15 pin) port on the laptop, if there is one. You can find out if you can by right clicking on the desktop and selecting Properties->Settings. If there are two monitors made, you can. If there is only one monitor mad, then NO. And you must also have a 15 pin VGA port on the outside of the laptop.

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