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Hack to Force Multiple Video Monitors in Vista?

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I'm using Vista at work and I have two monitors. One is running off my 5450 and the other is plugged into the onboard graphics on the Gigabyte G41 board that I have.

This works in XP and it works in Windows 7 as they allow multiple video adapter drivers. However, Vista only allows one video card driver at a time. It's disabling the G41 driver and calling it a conflict.

Anyone know of something I can do to make Vista run them both?
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You can force XP drivers for both cards. This will allow you to use all monitors.

However, this will have the undesirable side effects of a) disabling Windows Aero and b) forcing you to use DirectX 9 if you game. You'll need to decide which is more important -- using the monitor, or using Aero + DX10.

Ideally, you need to buy a second video card that is supported by the same driver as your 5450. (If you don't have a second PCIe x16 slot, you can cut a notch into a PCIe x1 slot and fit it in... or you could try a PCI version but they sometimes have issues.)
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its at work so i'm sure he wouldn't mind sacrificing dx11 and aero as its just eyecandy
    
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