As we all know, using Windows 8 can be quite frustrating, especially until we can get used to the new interface, the new features, and of course the new bugs. In that regard, many users have recently reported that HDMI does not work after upgrading from Windows 7 (or any other version of Windows) to Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.
So that’s why I’ve decided to help you. How? Well showing you how to easily solve your HDMI problem. As you will see, fixing this problem in Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 is quite easy, since you only have to apply a few steps. Of course I will detail more methods, so that anyone can find a compatible troubleshooting solution within this step-by-step guide.
The HDMI port is used to connect your Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 based device with other gadgets like a monitor, TV, Home Theater, etc. Now if your HDMI port worked perfectly in Windows 7 but after applying Windows 8 update, or Windows 8.1 you cannot connect your device via HDMI port, feel free to use the following guidelines.
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- How To Fix Windows 8 HDMI Not Working
- Uninstall the graphics card drivers
- Install Drivers Automatically Using Windows 8 Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
- Install the graphics card manually
How To Fix Windows 8 HDMI Not Working
Uninstall the graphics card drivers
The first thing to do when dealing with these problems is to uninstall the graphics drivers from your Windows 8 device. To do this, go to your Start screen and press the keys on the keyboard » Wind + X «. Go to Device Manager and click on Display Adapter and choose to uninstall the drivers by right clicking on it.
Install Drivers Automatically Using Windows 8 Hardware and Devices Troubleshooter
In Windows 8 you can use a built-in feature to install all drivers automatically. To do this, go to your Home screen and press » Wind + R » dedicated keyboard keys. In the RUN box type “control” and click “OK”. The Control Panel window will be displayed on your device. Now choose the option » Troubleshooting » and choose Hardware and Sounds followed by Hardware and Devices . From there, follow the onscreen instructions to update your drivers. In the end, don’t forget to apply the latest updates, if any, to your graphics card.
Updating drivers can be very annoying, so we recommend that you download this driver updater tool (100% safe and tested by us) to do it automatically. In this way, you avoid the loss of files and even permanent damage to your computer.
Install the graphics card manually
If the above solution doesn’t work for you, please do it manually. So please uninstall the graphics card drivers first. Next, go to the official website of the manufacturer (Acer, Dell, HP, etc.) and do not download the driver from the website of the graphics card manufacturer. Well, so once on the manufacturer’s website, find your graphics card for Windows 7 and install the same in your computer in compatibility mode. That’s it; now your HDMI port should work properly in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Do not hesitate and share your experience with us and with our readers by requesting the comment field below.