Solve HDMI not Working in Windows 8, 8.1, 10

As we all know, using Windows 8 can be quite frustrating, especially until we can get used with the new interface, with the new features and of course with the new bugs. In that matter, many users have recently reported HDMI not working problems after updating from Windows 7 (or from any other version of Windows) to Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.
So, because of that, I have decided to help you out. How? Well, by showing you how to easily resolve your HDMI problem. As you will see, fixing this Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 issue is quite easy as 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 for connecting your Windows 8 / Windows 8.1 based device with other gadgets such as a monitor, TV, Home Theatre and so on. Now, if your HDMI port worked perfectly on Windows 7 but after applying the Windows 8, or Windows 8.1 update you can’t connect your device trough HDMI port, don’t hesitate and use the guidelines from below.

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How to Fix Windows 8 HDMI not working

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Uninstall your Graphic Card drivers

The first thing to do when dealing with such problems is to uninstall the graphic drivers from your Windows 8 device. In order to do so, go to your Start Screen and press “Wind + X” keyboard keys. Go to Device Manager and click on Display Adapter and choose to uninstall the drivers by right clicking on the same.

Install the Drivers automatically by using Windows 8 Hardware and Device troubleshooter

In Windows 8 you can use an inbuilt feature in order to install all your drivers automatically. So, in order to do so, head towards your Start Screen and press “Wind + R” dedicated keyboard keys. In the RUN box type “control” and click on “OK”. Control Panel window will be then displayed on your device. Now choose the “Troubleshooting” option and pick Hardware and Sounds followed by Hardware and Devices. From there just follow the on screen prompts in order to update your drivers. In the end don’t forget to apply the latest updates, if there are any, for your graphic card.

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Install the Graphic Card manually

If the above mentioned solution isn’t working for you, then do it manually. So, first uninstall the graphic card drivers. Then go to your manufacturer official web site (Acer, Dell, HP and so on) and don’t download the driver from the graphic card maker’s website. Good, so once on the manufacturer website, search for your graphic card for Windows 7 and install the same on your computer in compatibility mode. That’s it; now your HDMI port should properly work on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. Don’t hesitate and share your experience with us and with our readers by suing the comments field from below.

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  • SS

    Thanks a lot… Works like magic.
    I was having an issue connecting my TV display to my laptop with the error “another display not detected”. Now, finally my problem is solved. I found no hassles applying your given solution, was very easy and quick. Thanks,

  • k

    I unistalled the driver and after troubleshooting it says its unable to reinstall

  • Gabriel Marinescu

    doesn’t work

  • petros m

    does not work 🙁

  • Eric

    I have seen several sites now listing this as a fix. I have now tried this 3 times and I am not having any luck.

  • nick

    Works for me, I have to do it every time I won’t to connect my tv up though

  • unknown

    It did not work and now I have a missing audio driver 🙁

  • unknow2n

    It did not work on an asus r554la with windows 8.1 64 bits and now I have a missing driver 🙁

  • Marietjie Louw

    !! I uninstalled my driver, and still the mini LCD Projector does not want to work… : (

  • Kevin Ste-Marie

    This isn’t a solution, you’re just telling people to re-install their drivers..

  • beachbuff

    doesn’t work

  • Frequent Flyer

    Ok so per a majority of the comments your “easy” Win 8 & 8.1 fix is useless. Where’s the Windows 10 fix you mention…. ???

  • Andrian Stoychev

    OK I cant tell you guys this will 100% work , Im just gonna say i freaking did for me after maybe 5-6 hours of seaching the net and uninstaling and reinstaling drivers. In a moment of desperation I decided to try something I never done before and roll back my system to about 10 days ago , cuz this problem started last night for me , I fell asleep and when i woke up the laptop and TV were powered off and when i started them the problem started. SO I rolled back my system to bout 10 days ago and TAAADAAAA IT FREAKING WORKED!!!!!! ( at least for me ) so if you wanna go try that. It said it doesnt lead to any data loss or anything and I dont see any problems so far after doing it. Hope I help some people with this. Um and btw I guess the proper term is System Restore not rollback but whatever.