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  1. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       5 Days Ago #1

    Windows 10 won't recognize VGA monitor


    I have connected my new HP / Windows 10 laptop up to my VGA monitor (which worked with my last laptop under Windows 7). The monitor is not recognized by anything under the Control Panel or Windows + P or display preferences or anything I try.

    Now I am connected via an HDMI to VGA converter - and that could be the problem. Either I need to do something to digitally to reach this connector or ascertain if it doesn't work. Any help is appreciated!
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  2. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 7,954
    Windows 10 IoT
       4 Days Ago #2

    Passive or active adapter? HDMI is digital only, and VGA is an analog signal.
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  3. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       3 Days Ago #3

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Passive or active adapter? HDMI is digital only, and VGA is an analog signal.
    Aigh. It's probably passive if it isn't working -- but what would be the point of creating an adapter that didn't, yknow, adapt?
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  4. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       3 Days Ago #4

    smilingbandit said: View Post
    Aigh. It's probably passive if it isn't working -- but what would be the point of creating an adapter that didn't, yknow, adapt?
    In some cases It depends on how they are used. A better question might have been 1 adapter or 2? I've seen people plug an HDMI to DVI adapter into a DVI to VGA adapter and then wonder why it didn't work? They will each work as intended when used separately but not when connected together. A DVI-I on a video card is analog and digital. HDMI is digital only. Post a link to the adapter your using and maybe we can sort it out.
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  5. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       3 Days Ago #5

    This is the device. Thank you for your help

    http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/1080p-hdmi...dtv-6341508/i/
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  6. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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       3 Days Ago #6

    smilingbandit said: View Post
    This is the device. Thank you for your help

    http://uae.souq.com/ae-en/1080p-hdmi...dtv-6341508/i/
    Looks to be active, according to the description. As it should be. Why its not working I don't know? I haven't given up just mulling things over.
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  7. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 IoT
       3 Days Ago #7

    Best guess is Windows isn't getting EDID info for the monitor. So it's not listed, even as "Generic PNP" in Device Manger > Monitors? Or shown in Settings > System > Display? Just reconfirming, running out of ideas.
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  8. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       3 Days Ago #8

    I checked under Monitors on Device Manager and it is listed as a Generic PnP. It says it's functioning, I updated the drivers.

    Reaching my wits end with it ...
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  9. Join Date : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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       3 Days Ago #9

    What happens when you press + P, do you get the Extend option?
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  10. Join Date : Dec 2013
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       3 Days Ago #10

    You may just have to set the correct resolution in Settings > System > Display for that monitor?
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