KVM Switching Causes Monitors to be Rediscovered - Win10

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)

    KVM Switching Causes Monitors to be Rediscovered - Win10

    Hi all, this is my inaugural post into tenforums so thanks in advance for entertaining my issue. I hope I'm covering all the bases here but let me know if I need to provide more info. I did complete my PC specs page with most of the info but I can get more specific if needed.

    The main issue is that my Win10 Pro 64bit machine 'reconnects' to my monitors each time I switch back from my Win7 Ent 64bit laptop. 'Reconnects' = The Win10 PC makes that sound like a peripheral is being unplugged and plugged back in. This moves all windows to the primary display. Will I live? Yes. But I'd really like to fix it since it never happened before I switched from Win7 to Win10 and doesn't currently happen on my Win7 laptop connected to slot 2 on the same KVM. Additionally, it started happening a while after I switched to Win10, then stopped for a couple of days after I installed a monitor driver, and then began again.

    What I have done so far is search the Internet for anything remotely similar to my issue. I was unsuccessful on an exact match. Then I did a clean install of monitor drivers and GPU drivers to no avail.

    For the problem machine, the monitors are both DVI connections to the KVM and the KVM is connected to the Win10 machine with DVI > DP cables (Link below).

    The Win7 laptop has no issues with the same set-up.

    Has anyone else had this issue? If so, any recommendations?


    DVI > DP Cables
    Win10 > https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0725Y782P/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    KVM Switching Causes Monitors to be Rediscovered - Win10-capture1.png
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 17134) (17134.rs4_release.180410-1804)
    Thread Starter

    HI all, pretty specific issue here I know but bumping to see if any other eyes catch it.

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