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So I made a huge blunder. In the devices menu on Windows 8, I selected to project to a second screen only on accident. I had two monitors connected but only the primary one was actually displaying anything. So I projected it and now I can't access anything. The primary screen will show the windows icon when it loads, but then it disappears and I can't login or anything. Surely there's a way to get it back on the primary screen?

Thanks a bunch. I'm really lost..

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Have you tried Windows-P and then "disconnect projector" ? – Kate Gregory Jul 23 '13 at 14:41
Would that work before I even get to the login screen? The sequence goes like this: computer turns on, the motherboard screen flashes up, I get the Windows Logo for about 2 seconds and then the primary screen goes to "No Signal". Then the secondary screen will show a light gray background with the mouse cursor on it. That's where I get stuck and can't do anything but move the mouse around. – Jacob Palmer Jul 23 '13 at 15:12
You could try starting Windows 8 in Safe Mode, change a few settings then reboot? – Neil Turner Jul 24 '13 at 14:13
Might give that a shot, though it will likely still boot onto "my second screen". But we'll see what happens. Might have to do a full reset of the machine. – Jacob Palmer Jul 24 '13 at 14:57
Just to clarify, you set Windows to display on multiple monitors although you have just one? – Dean MacGregor Nov 12 '13 at 6:12

Press and hold Windows and P together. Press down once and hit Enter

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