My laptop runs Windows 2000 Pro, and I've connected an external monitor. A coworker runs Windows 98 Second Edition and can expand his desktop image across his laptop screen and his external monitor. Does Win2K Pro support this desktop expansion?

A. To stretch a desktop image across two monitors, you must attach either an AGP or PCI video card to each monitor. This requirement makes desktop-image expansion impractical for most laptops. However, if you can manage to attach the proper cards to both monitors, try the following: Right-click your desktop, choose Properties, and go to the Settings tab. You should see an image of two monitors, and you should have the option to expand the image across both. If you don't see two monitors, you can't proceed with the expansion. At that point, I recommend you contact your laptop or video-card support.

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