Trying to connect wired VGA monitor to my Windows 10 Desktop


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    Windows 10
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    Trying to connect wired VGA monitor to my Windows 10 Desktop


    Hi, I've been trying to connect my wired VGA monitor to my Windows 10 desktop. I cannot find anywhere in the settings to set up a wired display. Only wireless. Are you able to only connect to wireless displays? Or am I wrong? Please help. Thanks! :0
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    Windows 11 Pro X64
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    Connect the vga cable to the computer graphics
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    If you supply the make and model for you desktop PC, you may receive some meaningful help.

    It will also be helpful if you go into the Device Manager control panel, and find what Display Adapter the PC is using.
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    Windows 10 - Ver: 20H2 - Build: 19042.804
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    Or if you have VGA on the motherboard, make sure it's enable in BiOS
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    Windows 10
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    bobkn said:
    If you supply the make and model for you desktop PC, you may receive some meaningful help.

    It will also be helpful if you go into the Device Manager control panel, and find what Display Adapter the PC is using.
    Well I have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770S CPU @3.10 GHz. Is that enough info to solve the problem?
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    No. The Maker, Model Name and Model Number are important. The motherboard Make, Model Name and/or Model Number will be helpful in determining what parts are available on it. The VGA socket usually has 15 pins/holes and will be blue.
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    Win 11 Pro 22000.708
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    ymmot411 said:
    Well I have an Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770S CPU @3.10 GHz. Is that enough info to solve the problem?
    Basically, no.

    Is there a reason that you aren't telling us what your PC is? (Is it a "white box" PC, with no make and model?)

    Go into Control Panel, Device Manager, Display Adapter. That will tell you what device is being used for graphics in the PC.

    The I7-4770S includes Intel HD Graphics 4600. Is that what your PC is using? Either way, post it.

    If it is using the onboard graphics, knowing the motherboard would be useful. From here: How to Find Your PC Motherboard Model and Serial Number I see that typing "wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber" (without the quotes) into a command line window will give you the information. (I tested it. Works.)

    If all of that means nothing to you, it may be difficult to get help here. There are other ways to get the information (like opening the case, and reading what motherboard you have), but these are the most painless ways of finding out.

    I presume that if your PC had a VGA (15 pin D sub) connector on it, you would have found it.

    The next easiest way to connect would be to use a DVI to VGA adapter. The simplest sort would require that you have a DVI-I port.Trying to connect wired VGA monitor to my Windows 10 Desktop-1024px-dvi_connector_types.svg.png A DVI-D port is digital only, and won't provide an analog VGA signal using a simple adapter.

    If you have no VGA or DVI-I port, you'd have to use something like an HDMI to VGA adapter. Example: https://www.amazon.com/QGeeM-Gold-Pl...9039026&sr=8-1 This is an active device, and converts digital video to analog.

    I hope that you're glad that you asked.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
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    bobkn's line of "wmic baseboard get product,Manufacturer,version,serialnumber" works on mine also [without the quotes]. If you want to save that information add ">C:\board.txt" to the end, again without the quotes then you can double-click to open in Notepad.
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