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Is it possible to clone display on an external monitor in Windows XP only using drivers shipped with Windows? I know, it is possible with drivers shipped by NVIDIA, ATI/AMD or Intel, I know. But all my efforts led only to enlarging virtual screen to two monitors or to setting the main monitor, but not cloning

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From past experience, if you are able to get it to extend your screen to a second monitor (enlarging it), you can easily change the settings to achieve a mirror or cloning effect.

To accomplish this, either hit Win + P and hold it to see a settings menu where you can change the current setup, or go to the Control Panel and change it there.

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skip drivers, if you just want to clone, make this a hardware question. vga splitters are whoa cheap (link text), and s-video/etc. splitters are also available.

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