My windows7 ultimate laptop currently doesn't present me with an option to access dual monitors nor will it connect to my external monitor. I try win + p and nothing happens. The monitor works, and was tested successfully this morning. Yes, is it plugged in and connected to my laptop. Yes, the monitor is turned on. My adapter type is 'Standard vga graphics adapter', from Microsoft, and it's dated 6/21/2006. What process do I need to go through to make my latop (dell precision m6400) recognize my external monitor, while my laptop is open, as well as being able to access dual monitors? Thanks.