Presentation Mode may be turned off when connecting an external display on a Windows Vista SP2-based computer

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Symptom



After installing Service Pack 2 (SP2) to a Windows Vista SP1-based computer you may notice that Presentation Mode may be turned off in the Windows Mobility Center when you connect to computer to an external display such as another monitor or a projector.

Cause



This is a known issue with Windows Vista SP2.   

Resolution



To resolve this issue manually turn on Presentation Mode by following these steps:

  1. Click Start and type Windows Mobility Center in the Start Search box

  2. Click Windows Mobility Center from the Programs list

  3. In the Windows Mobility Center, click Turn on in the Presentation Settings section

  4. Close the Windows Mobility Center

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Article ID: 971754 - Last Review: May 26, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows Vista Service Pack 2
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