I have just one big monitor connected to my Windows 8.1 PC and I run Hyper-V with Windows XP as Guest OS.

I would like to emulate two monitors in Hyper V to test the configuration of multiple monitors in Windows XP.

Is there any possibility to emulate a second screen in Hyper-V (Host Windows 8.1 or Windows 10)?

I checked the setting and I didn't find any settings about adding a virtual graphic card or screen.

I guess the emulation in Hyper-V is independent of the Guest OS so if you have an answer for any other Guest OS please let me know.


Answered via a Technet post:

The only way you can get multi monitors with Hyper-V is through RDP, either standard Windows Remote Desktop or the RemoteFX option.

You can use RDP and RemoteFX on the same computer. Deploying Microsoft RemoteFX on a Single Remote Desktop Virtualization Host Server Step-by-Step Guide


  • Thanks for the info. This seems to be a lot of work to emulate two screens. I have to study it in detail. – Edgar Jan 24 '18 at 3:18

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