1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10
       12 Mar 2016 #1

    Where is the HDMI port in the Control Panel?


    My motherboard has an HDMI port on the back. It does not seem to work.

    I want to see if it enabled in the Windows Control Panel or Device Manager, but I cannot find it.

    Can anyone tell me where to find it?

    Thank you for your help.
    Last edited by mobile1; 12 Mar 2016 at 15:32.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,602
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Mar 2016 #2

    mobile1 said: View Post
    My motherboard has an HDMI port on the back. It does not seem to work.

    I want to see if it enabled in the Windows Control Panel, but I cannot find it.

    Can anyone tell me where to find it?

    Thank you for your help.
    It may show in Control Panel, Device Manager. I have a couple of Dell Notebooks with the HDMI port instead of a VGA port and they have a hardware control, press the Fn key plus the F1 key at the same time to toggle between the LCD panel, the HDMI port or both at the same time. That control may be different on other brands or models.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 54
    Windows 10
       12 Mar 2016 #3

    This is a desktop PC.
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  4. Joined : Dec 2013
    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 8,253
    Windows 10 IoT
       12 Mar 2016 #4

    Doesn't work how? What other ports are available and what is connected to them? What is connected to it, and how is it connected? Is it a straight through HDMI cable or are there any adapters connected? Onboard GPU, not an add incard, just want to make sure?

    I don't see a specific HDMI listing in Device Manager
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  5. Joined : Aug 2014
    Forever West
    Posts : 2,602
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Mar 2016 #5

    mobile1 said: View Post
    This is a desktop PC.
    Sorry, your System Specs showed a Tablet. Is the Desktop a brand-name or Custom? If a Custom it should have come with a CD or DVD containing drivers for the motherboard that have to be installed.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,903
    Windows 10 Pro
       12 Mar 2016 #6

    The HDMI port (video portion) is just part of the Display Adapter driver. You won't see it separately in Device Manager. Usually part of the display adapter drivers is the driver for HDMI audio and that will show up, in Sound, Video and Game Controllers and in the Sound control panel.

    The Win + P key is the combination to bring up the options for extending the desktop to second display, or showing on just one display.
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