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I have a netbook using Windows XP, with a secondary monitor attached. Both monitors are configured and working correctly.

What I would like to do is move the start menu and the task bar over to the secondary display (monitor number 2). I can't find any obvious means of doing this. Is it possible, if so, how can I do it?

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Right click on start bar, unselect "Lock the taskbar". Now simply drag it to an edge of the screen on the other monitor, it should stick there.

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Thanks :) I haven't used Windows in a long time, its weird getting used to it again. That worked. –  Tim Post Jun 16 '10 at 15:58

You can move the start menu and taskbar from the first display to the second display by assigning your "primary display" in the Display Properties (right from click desktop).

However, if you want to have the taskbar on both display, you need to get a third party program to do that. Some of these will let you put the start menu on both screens if you like.

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