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It’s Time To Reboot Windows!

With most major updates to the OS it is often necessary to reboot for full dock and PC functionality.  This is apparent with the Creators Update for Windows 10.  Please be sure to reboot your PC when installing the update. We have noticed that on some PC, it is necessary to re-connect the external monitors, either mirrored or extended, after the update and reboot. The DocKtor has been running Windows […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.8.1M0 Windows Software for Targus Universal Docking Stations

The DocKtors have validated the latest release version 8.1M0 (including Targus Universal Docking Station device drivers) for all DisplayLink-based Targus Universal Docking Stations on all version of Windows 7, 8.1, and 10 through Redstone build 15002. Version 8.1M0 is required for any DL6950 based Targus Universal Docking Station including models DOCK160 and DOCK177. The software is available from and Windows Update for all Targus Universal Docking Stations.  Enterprise customers […]

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Targus Universal USB 3.0 Dual Cinema 4K2K 60Hz 24 bpp DOCK160USZ Release

On December 8, Targus® and DisplayLink® announced the upcoming release of the DisplayLink DL-6950 based DOCK160USZ. See the announcement here and the DOCK160USZ product page here.  The DOCK160USZ functions very similarly to other Targus USB 3.0-based docks, but the performance is much higher on Mac OS-X and Windows PC than any other USB 3.0 dock on the market. Given the host’s graphics can support it, it is possible to get […]

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Targus Introduces a USB-C™ Laptop Docking Station to its Extensive Universal Docking Station Lineup

The DOCK410USZ uses DisplayPort (DP) Alternate Mode over USB Type-C to support simultaneously using any two of the following ports: one HDMI 1.4 and/or two DP 1.2a ports at up to 4K2K at 30Hz. There is also a DVI-D port supporting up to 2048×1152 for legacy connections. The DP 1.2a ports also support Multi-Stream Transport (MST) for daisy-changed monitors.  Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) over USB Type-C contains DP so the DisplayPort […]

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No option to duplicate monitors on Windows® 10 Anniversary Update

If you don’t see an option to duplicate a display to the externally connected DisplayLink® display, this may be due to the graphic driver for your primary graphics card being out of date. Please make sure to update the driver from the Intel®, AMD, or NVIDIA website, as the latest version may not be available from your computer manufacturer. The ability for a graphics card to duplicate its display to […]

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DisplayLink Won’t Install On Windows 10 32-Bit Intel

Apparently, not all Intel Graphics 32-bit drivers are available for Windows 10, see .  As such, the DisplayLink software installation will fail. Updating to more recent Intel graphics drivers on a current Windows 7 PC could solve the installation issue and enable the Targus UDS to function.

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Pick Your Poison!

    When Targus says, “Universal Docking Station” the emphasis is on Universal.  Almost any platform.  Here’s what that means at Targus. You can use a single Targus Universal Docking Station (UDS) with any popular operating system. This includes Windows of course but also Chrome OS, Android, Linux, and OS X.  The Targus UDS model does not matter!  Any of them work with just a single USB connection to the […]

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Targus MAC Address Clone Utility v.1.01.014 Released

Targus has finished all preliminary engineering testing of the Targus MAC Address Clone Utility for Windows.  It is now ready for security conscious enterprise customers to use in their environment.  Please contact your Targus DockTor or Targus sales representative to learn more.  It can be downloaded for free on each of the Targus UDS product pages at in example, here. The Targus Clone MAC Address Utility is configured to […]

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