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  1.    30 Nov 2016 #1
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    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.    01 Dec 2016 #2
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    Passive or active adapter? HDMI is digital only, and VGA is an analog signal.
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  3.    02 Dec 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric 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.    02 Dec 2016 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingbandit 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.    02 Dec 2016 #5
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    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.    02 Dec 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilingbandit 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.    02 Dec 2016 #7
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    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.    02 Dec 2016 #8
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    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.    02 Dec 2016 #9
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    What happens when you press + P, do you get the Extend option?
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  10.    02 Dec 2016 #10
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    You may just have to set the correct resolution in Settings > System > Display for that monitor?
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