How to Hook up Two Monitors With an HP Docking Station

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How to Hook up Two Monitors With an HP Docking Station
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You can connect a traditional keyboard, mouse and monitor to an HP docking station. One advantage of a laptop, though, is that you can connect a second monitor to the VGA port to have multiple screens. On the docking station, there is only one VGA port, so you can only connect one monitor at a time. To remedy this, use a USB to VGA adaptor.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • USB to VGA adaptor
  • USB to VGA adaptor driver CD
  • VGA cable

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  1. 1

    Insert the driver CD for the USB to VGA adaptor into disc drive of your laptop. An installation wizard starts.

  2. 2

    Press "Next." The driver will copy from the disc to your computer. Click the option for "No, I will restart my computer later," then click "Finish."

  3. 3

    Turn off the computer and plug in the USB to VGA adaptor into an available USB slot on the HP docking station.

  4. 4

    Connect a VGA cable between the VGA port on the docking station to one of the two monitors.

  5. 5

    Connect a VGA cable between the USB to VGA adaptor and the second monitor.

  6. 6

    Turn on the laptop and docking station by pressing the power button on the docking station. When the computer starts up, you will be able to use both monitors.

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