i think you can, but i haven't run dual display in so long that i can't remember how to do it. It might also depend on if you use special software that came with the video card (i.e. hydravision for ati).
You can either use windows native dual display support, or nview's. I rather use windows because the taskbar is not streched across both monitors, and feels a bit better.
With nview its just one really wide monitor, and i combind two backgrounds to make it look like different backgrounds on each monitor. This is what i have in 2000, as it doesn't have native support. In xp its better using native.
Ep, glad to see you come back and tidy up...did want to ask a one day favor, I want to enhance my resume , was hoping you could make me administrator for a day, if so, take me right off since I won't be here to do anything, and don't know the slightest about the board, but it would be nice putting "served administrator osnn", if can do, THANKS