Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: HDMI out to a VGA screen?

28 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro x64
HDMI out to a VGA screen?


I recently acquired a 19" VGA monitor that is now using the auxiliary VGA port on my computer. I found another 19" VGA monitor online, but the only remaining display adapter I have on my computer is the auxiliary HDMI port. Can I just pick up a VGA-HDMI cable and run it that way, or do I need a special converter box? I don't want to spend $100+ for an HDMI monitor. But, in case anybody knows of a place to find a cheap HDMI monitor between 17-21", my budget is sitting at $65 for a monitor.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2013   #2

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

You need a converter box to convert HDMI to VGA.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Pro-x64

A $65 budget for a HDMI monitor is pretty slim. But, I've seen them go for less at local auctions. You just have to look. You're in the "USED" price range so be sure you can test it before buying.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 HDMI out to a VGA screen?

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Black Screen every 10minutes after using HDMI
Hi So i today i switched from VGA to HDMI now everything is set fine the sceen looks way better than what i had on VGA but every 5min or 10 the screen goes black for 1-2 seconds then returns any ideas ? thanks
Hardware & Devices
3 display set up , different screen sizes, 1 VGA and 1 HDMI
Am having trouble with a 3 display set up: 1. Laptop display OK 2. HDMI flat screen OK 3. VGA smaller flat screen Windows 7 will not allow me to duplicate desktops 1 and 3 ( or any other combination) that allows 3 different views. Suggestions ? Thanks
Hardware & Devices
Intel HD 1000: map to screen over HDMI?
For some strange reason my computer likes to underscan when I connect to my 720p plasma tv over HDMI. it doesn't do this over VGA though. The problem is, In order to play Blu-Ray disks my software FORCES me to connect over HDMI, and my TV doesn't support DVI. I managed to get it close, but...
Graphic Cards
Laptop screen = desktop, TV through HDMI = full screen game?
I've been trying to get my games running at full screen on my TV via HDMI, which does work - but I also want to be able to have an internet window, or Skype windows etc open on my laptop screen at the same time, to continue chatting/surfing etc. Whenever I activate full screen mode in-game, the...
Hardware & Devices
2 Screen HDMI switching
Hello I have my Asus CG5270-BP-004 hooked up to an HDMI cord which goes to an Monoprice HDMI switcher-to my Onkyo TX-SR605 receiver w/7.1 and onto my Home Theater(Secondary Monitor) TC-P54G10. My primary monitor is the Asus VH203. Since I hooked up this system, whenever HDMI is selected on the...
Graphic Cards
HDMI install / no screen
I've been running a media center on Ubuntu for over a year and decided to install 7 (RC 64bits) as a dual boot. The computer is connected by a HDMI connection to a 720p tv (onboard HDMI // Asus P5E-VM HDMI). Setup went fine up to the screen that says "Setup is starting services". My screen...
Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App