Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

Started Apr 23, 2001 | Discussions thread
Rick Turner [MS]
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Re: Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features
In reply to Ali Zaidi, Apr 26, 2001

What model notebook do you have? Also, do you know what kind of video chip it has?

I don't have any idea about this, but I'll see if I can get an answer for you.

Ali Zaidi wrote:

Rick,

Not entirely certain if this falls under the specific area that you
want feedback on, but I'll give it a shot anyway. It kinda falls
under video/imaging options, and I've seen other postings ask
questions related to driving external video... anyways, here goes.

I operate from a notebook, that obviously has a built in screen,
but additionally also has a separate vga out to a monitor.

Under Win98 SE, I was able to use the 8mb of video memory that my
laptop has to drive both the lcd as well as the vga out as
independent displays. If I understand correctly, the OS split the
video memory from the one built-in video card into two separate
banks of 4mb each to drive each display independently.

Ever since I upgraded to Win2K Pro, I have lost this capability. I
remember reading a Microsoft bulletin that specifically addressed
this and said that it had something to do with the way video was
addressed/handled under Win2K Pro.

My question is, will I get my two independent displays ability back
under XP? Will it let me drive two independent displays from one
video card again, as I used to under Win98 SE? This one feature
would help greatly in editing photos... being able to arrange tools
in one display while working on the image itself on the other
display.

Thanks,
Ali

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