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
Insert the driver CD for the USB to VGA adaptor into disc drive of your laptop. An installation wizard starts.
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."
Turn off the computer and plug in the USB to VGA adaptor into an available USB slot on the HP docking station.
Connect a VGA cable between the VGA port on the docking station to one of the two monitors.
Connect a VGA cable between the USB to VGA adaptor and the second monitor.
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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