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Targus Display Configuration Utility v.2.01.033 Released for Windows

Targus Display Configuration Utility version 2.01.033 for Windows was released last week for use with all Targus DisplayLink based Universal Docking Stations models: ACP71, ACP77, DOCK110, DOCK120, DOCK130, DOCK150, DOCK160, DOCK171, DOCK177, and DOCK180. The biggest advantage to using Targus Monitors is controlling the user experience for desktop icons.  No longer does the windows trash can and other icons move about when docking and undocking.  Users no longer have to reconfigure […]

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FIXED: Windows Update Appears to Cause DisplayLink 8.2M2 Installation Issues

Targus and many of its customers had observed an issue with Windows PC with Windows Update for DisplayLink v.8.2M2 that may cause the update not to install properly, even if using the .EXE, .MSI, or .INF files from Targus.com or DisplayLink. If you or your users were effected by the issue causing monitors to disconnect from Windows, completely remove the DisplayLink software and reinstall version 8.2M2. Alternatively, users may install […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink v.8.2M2 Windows Software for Targus Universal Docking Stations

The DocKtors have validated the latest release version 8.2M2 (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 Creators Update (RS2) build 14393. The software is available from targus.com and Windows Update for all Targus Universal Docking Stations.  Enterprise customers may also download the corporate version INF/MSI files from Targus.com. The new software is reported […]

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DisplayLink Releases v.8.2M3 for Windows

DisplayLink announced v.8.2M3 is now available.  Using this version of the software should work, but Targus has no plans to validate this release with Targus Universal Docking Stations or Targus UDS Utilities.  This release has not been submitted for distribution on Windows Update for Targus Universal Docking Stations and Targus is not providing .MSI/.INF files for it. This software contains the following new features: – No new features since 8.2M2 […]

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Latest Windows 10 Fast Ring RS3 Build 170616 Fixed My Targus Dock!

Those of you on the Fast Ring for evaluating Red Stone 3 Builds of Windows 10 may have noticed that Build 16215 wreaked havoc with DisplayLink USB Monitors.  For details see the Windows 10 Blog where Microsoft states, “ADDED 6/9: Any external monitor connected to a DisplayLink dock will not work. You will likely just see a static logon screen. Your local display should continue to work as normal.” This has been […]

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Targus Validates DisplayLink R3.1 for macOS X

Targus has posted the latest release 3.1 for macOS X under Support on the dock product pages at Targus.com.  Release 3.1 is for bug fixes and work arounds in OS X as far back as version 10.10.5. The installation or upgrade is silent, therefore screens connected to Targus UDS may require a few seconds to appear for the first time.   Targus has noticed that Apple appears to be addressing […]

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Targus Introduces New “3-Pin” Power Tip Design and Tip System

What: Targus is introducing a new “3-pin” power tip system for applicable Universal Docking Stations (UDS) and Universal Power Supplies (e.g. AC and DC chargers). The system includes a 3-pin DC cable and 3-pin power tip to replace the older 2-pin design. It will be included with the ACP71-80/81 and ACP77-80/81 models. The “81” also uses the 3-pin power DC cable and power tip set, but with a new PSU […]

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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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Minimum Targus UDS Software Versions

While The DocKtor always recommends having the latest validated version of Targus Universal Docking Stations’ (UDS) software, he does understand that many company’s IT departments are hesitant to update, validate, and regression test newer versions, especially if the company is not using newer Targus UDS. However, for getting the maximum performance and features out of newer models of Targus Dual Video UDS, there are minimum versions of the UDS software […]

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USB3.0 Host Controller Driver Update

We have seen an increase of issues with an outdated USB Host Controller driver on Windows 7 and Skylake machines lately.  If you are experiencing difficulties with your DisplayLink based Targus Universal Docking Station, please consider the latest driver from Intel at: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/USB-3-0-Driver-Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-Intel-8-9-100-Series-and-Intel-C220-C610-Chipset-Family?product=65855

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