Windows 10: Windows 10 won't recognize VGA monitor

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  1.    03 Dec 2016 #11

    Yes, I get the Extend option, but when I click on it nothing happens.

    The monitor worked fine with my old device. I think the problem is the adapter.
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  2.    03 Dec 2016 #12

    Check to make sure it's set the correct resolution in Settings > System > Display. I have a portable USB 3 monitor I use on my laptop. When I first started using it in Windows 8 it did the same thing. The default resolution was wrong for its size. It won't display anything. Once I set that correctly, and rebooted, it worked fine. In Windows 10, it gets assigned the correct resolution first time I plug it in and I don't have to mess with it. Mine uses DiplayLink.
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  3.    04 Dec 2016 #13

    Does Windows 10 have an inherent problem with VGA monitors? Do I need a different driver?
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       04 Dec 2016 #14

    smilingbandit said: View Post
    Does Windows 10 have an inherent problem with VGA monitors? Do I need a different driver?
    Windows 10 doesn't, but HDMI/VGA might..
    - what graphics card are you using?
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  5.    04 Dec 2016 #15

    smilingbandit said: View Post
    Does Windows 10 have an inherent problem with VGA monitors? Do I need a different driver?
    In this case Windows 10 doesn't know you have a VGA monitor connected. As far as it knows its an HDMI monitor (device) connected to the video card. Did you check to see what resolution is set for that monitor? Settings > System > Display. There shouldn't be any need for a driver, not for the converter. It does everything internally.
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