I'm on a school computer, therefore I have no access to the registry and the control panel. I have managed to get CMD open, however. I also have limited abilities when installing software (I can install stuff to my appdata but not to program files).

How can I set up dual monitors (two separate workspaces) utilizing what I have. I could, as a last resort, do this by compiling a short vb.net program (using the already installed .net framework and the provided vbc compiler).

Preferably, I would like to do this through CMD or some kind of .reg script.

I am using Windows XP.

  • Operating system? Is it possible that you are not supposed to be doing this, and that is the exact reason they lock it down? Have you tried contacting the school IT team and explaining your reasoning to get them to do it on the up and up? – user76211 May 19 '11 at 16:25
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    I just can't help myself on this one: dueling has been generally outlawed everywhere for at least a century. Walk 50 paces to the corner and think about what you're doing. – Jeff Ferland May 19 '11 at 16:29
  • My bad :) Thanks for the... catch eh? – Freesnöw May 19 '11 at 16:30
  • This also doesn't answer the question, therefor it is spam. I have been granted permission to customize my workspace as I want, AS A TEACHER. currently, however, IT says I am not allowed to have any extra privileges. According to them, what I am doing now is the most I can do because it has not been blocked. I'm not getting around anything (it is known by the IT team). The only reason is because I am not satisfied with two screens with the same image (for obvious reasons). – Freesnöw May 19 '11 at 16:32
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    @francisswest, I was told it was OK, this isn't your IT team, this is MY schools. Get over it. Provide something productive please. – Freesnöw May 19 '11 at 16:46

Does the MS Virtual Desktop Manager (Power Toys) work in appdata only?

  • Sounds like something I might want to look into :) – Freesnöw May 19 '11 at 16:47

Using external software that makes the appropriate system calls may be worth investigating. One possible example: http://www.12noon.com/displaychanger.htm

  • I'll check it out :) – Freesnöw May 19 '11 at 16:47

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