We received the following messages from our readers: “my pc doesn’t detect the second monitor” and “my second monitor doesn’t detect”. If the second monitor doesn’t work on PC with W11, read this post. You can connect a second monitor to Windows 11 to improve your work or entertainment experience. But unfortunately sometimes Windows 11 does not detect second monitor.
When the second monitor is not detected in Windows 11, there is most likely a hardware or software issue. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to troubleshoot problems when the second monitor does not provide video.
In this post, we will guide you through the steps you should take when Windows 11 does not recognize second monitor.
How to make Windows 11 detect second monitor in Settings
If the second monitor does not work in Windows 11, follow the steps below:
- Open Settings.
- Click System.
- Click the Display page.
- Expand the Multiple displays section.
- Click the Detect button.
After following the steps above, the system will make Windows 11 recognize second undetected monitor.
How to make Windows 11 detect second monitor by updating drivers
To update the video driver and make Windows 11 recognize the second monitor, follow the steps below:
- Open Settings.
- Click Windows Update.
- Click the Advanced Options page.
4. Click on Optional Updates option.
- Select the latest graphics driver to install on Windows 11.
- Click the Download and Install button.
After following the above steps, the system will recognize second monitor not detected in Windows 11.
Tips: in relation to hardware problems when Windows does not recognize the second monitor, I did not fail to check if the monitor is plugged in, if the screen is on, if the video input is the same where the cable was connected, if not gives video with a spare cable and if the monitor does not work on another device.
Learn what to do when Windows 11 does not detect second monitor.
So, follow the steps above and say in the comments if you were able to detect the second monitor correctly.