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This article describes the hardware requirements for multiple-display support in Windows 98.
All of the video adapters that are used in a computer with multiple-display support must be Peripheral Component Interconnect (PCI) or Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) devices that use multiple-display-enabled video adapter drivers that are included with Windows 98. Industry Standard Architecture (ISA) and Extended Industry Standard Architecture (EISA) video adapters are not supported.
The video adapters that are installed in your computer do not have to be identical. Each video adapter and monitor combination is separately enumerated by Windows; you can configure each combination to use different screen resolutions and color depths. For example, you can set the primary adapter to 1024 X 768 pixels with 256 colors and the secondary adapter to 800 X 600 pixels with 32,000 colors.
For additional information about how to enable multiple-display support, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/179602/EN-US/ )How to Enable Multiple Display Support Using Windows 98
Unsupported Video Adapter Chip SetsYou cannot use video adapters with the following chip sets as multiple-display support devices:
Supported Video Adapter Chip SetsYou can use any combination of the following supported PCI-based video adapters with multiple monitors. Only video adapters that are based on the following chip sets work as primary and secondary video adapters.
Note that only the PCI adapters that are listed below are supported as the primary adapter. However, other PCI adapters may work even though they are not supported, but you must use the specified driver.
The following drivers are supported by Microsoft and are included on the Windows 98 CD-ROM: