How to set up Monitors, Keyboards, and Mice to a Laptop

Setting Up External Display

Display Connections for Additional Monitor(s)



DisplayPort | Mini Display Port


DVI Cable

Configuration Steps for Windows 10

  1. Determine the type of connection that is compatible with your computer and monitor.
  2. Plug in the display cable from your computer into the monitor. Ensure that the monitor also has a power cable plugged in.
  3. On your computer, right-click on your desktop and click on Display Settings
  4. Scroll down until you see "Multiple Displays". Click the drop down arrow then select "Extend these displays" (See picture for more details)
  5. After selecting, your second screen should now display an extended desktop to facilitate your work.

Windows 10 Display Settings


Setting Up External Keyboard/Mouse

  1. Plug in USB Keyboard/Mouse into computer. The computer will configure the device and may display a pop-up indicating that device is now available for use.
  2. Test functionality of mouse/keyboard to ensure that it works.


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