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.
How to Fix Windows 8 HDMI not working
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.
Updating drivers can be very annoying, so we recommend you to download this driver updater tool (100% safe and tested by us) to do it automatically. Thus, you will prevent file loss and even permanent damage to your computer.
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.