Windows 8 + X1 Carbon + Multiple Displays

I have an end user who we deployed the infamous Lenovo X1 Carbon to with Windows 7 installed. The darn thing kept blue-screening so in order to stabilize the machine I had it upgraded to Windows 8. Sure enough, the blue screens seem to have stopped, however it has introduced a new problem. While the machine was running on Windows 7, it was able to connect to a USB Display Link adapter that would allow the connection of multiple monitors. Ever since the Windows 8 upgrade, this feature stopped working.

I intend on tackling this issue myself tomorrow in hopes of getting it working. Let it be known…

Tomorrow is… Cabuco v. X1 Carbon.

**Update May 1st, 2013**

Alright, wasn’t able to solve it within 45 mins. Looks like I’m going to have to build my own little lab and run some tests. This is going to be fun. I’m pretty sure I can and will get this to work. Be on the lookout for some documentation on how I get it working soon…

**Update May 2nd, 2013**

SUCCESS! Got the X1 Carbon on Windows 8 to work on multiple displays (in my lab at least). Now all I need to do is to get it working with the end user’s setup…

**Update May 7th, 2013**

Mission Complete! Turns out that driver posted on that website was for an older version of that DisplayLink adapter. Grabbed the older version and plugged it in. Worked like a charm. ^__^

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