Fix: Cannot Connect External Display on Surface Pro 3 with Windows 10

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Have you tried connecting an external display on your Surface pro 3 device using Windows 10? Well if you have issues connecting it you will find out by reading the lines below what you can do to fix this issue and get your Surface pro 3 device with Windows 10 running in just five minutes of your time.
How to fix external display adapter using Windows 10 with Surface Pro 3 device
The display issues usually occur when one or more Windows 10 updates are not made. So in this tutorial we will check if the updates you made so far are the latest ones and if not you will learn how to bring your Windows 10 to the latest updates available thus fixing your external display on your Surface pro 3 device.

Tutorial on how to fix your Surface pro 3 in Windows 10 if it doesn’t connect an external display:

First Method:

  1. Check in the Windows Update feature of your Windows 10 Technical Preview if there are any available updates that need to be done.
  2. If there are please start the update process by following the instructions on the screen and reboot your Windows 10 Technical Preview system after they have installed correctly.

Second Method:

Note: You will need to have the setup file of your display driver in order to proceed with this step below.

  1. Press and hold the button “Windows” and the button “R”.
  2. You now have the “Run” window in front of you.
  3. In the run box write the following: “devmgmt.msc” without the quotes.
  4. Press the “Enter” button on the keyboard or just left click or tap on the “OK” button.
  5. You now have the “Device manager” window in front of you.
  6. On the left side panel in Device Manager left click to expand the “Display Adapter” topic.
  7. Right click on the display driver you are using.
  8. Left click or tap on the “Uninstall” feature.
  9. After the driver has uninstalled please reboot your Windows 10 operating system.
  10. When the Windows 10 Technical Preview has started again please go to the directory where you have the display adapter setup file.
  11. Right click on it.
  12. From the menu that pops up you will need to left click or tap on the “Properties” feature.
  13. Left click or tap on the “Compatibility” tab situated in the upper side of the Properties window.
  14. From there you will need to select the operating system on which the external display worked for you (perhaps Windows 8.1 or Windows 8).
  15. Left click or tap on the “Apply” button after you chose the operating system.
  16. Left click or tap on the “OK” button to close this window.
  17. Follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation process.
  18. After you successfully installed the driver please reboot your Windows 10 operating system.
  19. When the device starts check to see if the external display is working on your Surface pro 3 device.

There you go, a few easy steps to get your external display up and running in your Windows 10 technical Preview and also if you have any other questions regarding this article you can write us in the comments section of the page situated below and we will help you further as soon as possible.
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