Windows VM Defaults to "Extend these displays"

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by EricT7, Oct 16, 2017.

  1. EricT7

    EricT7 Bit Poster


    I am using Parallels 13.1.0 on Mac Book Pro OSX Sierra 10.12.6 to run Windows 10 Home with a second display, attached using USB-C.

    Whenever I plug my laptop back into the second monitor after it has been removed and start up the Windows VM, the main Windows login screen will appear on the second monitor and a blank screen will appear on the laptop monitor. When I log into Windows the blank screen turns into an extended desktop for the first monitor, which is not the behavior I want. I only want my desktop to appear on the second, added display, not the laptop screen. I can change the display settings in Windows to "Show only on 1" and I will get the behavior I want, but if I restart the VM, or unplug my monitor then re-plug it back in, Windows will default again to "Extend these displays".

    Has anyone else had this issue who could offer some assistance?



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