1.    15 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Making Laptop Boot To External Monitor


    Hi,

    I'm trying to just run my laptop as a desktop, as the screen hinges are faulty. Its a Lenovo Y410P. I know how to switch the display to the external monitor in the control panel settings. But I want to make it so that I can put the laptop to sleep or restart the laptop, and upon boot up have the login be displayed on the second monitor exclusively.

    Currently, when the laptop is started from sleep or restarts, it will display everything only on the laptop screen. Then I have to open up the laptop, switch settings and send it to the external monitor.

    Anyway to have this laptop behave just like a desktop?

    Monitor is a ViewSonic VA2265smh. I'm running this via HDMI cable.
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  2.    15 Oct 2015 #2
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  3.    15 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Dec 2013
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    Windows 10 IoT

    Yes and no. The BIOS POST screen will as far as I know always show on the built in display. Have you tried pressing the Windows key + the P key and selecting Second screen only? I'm not sure if it sticks on a power down or reboot though?
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  4.    15 Oct 2015 #4
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    I just set mine to Second Screen Only, rebooted and it stuck. This is my desktop PC though running 3 monitors.
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