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bkarl3
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trying to install 3rd monitor on wifes laptop. HP Pavillion 17-g149ds s/n 6cf5511ttj, 8 gigs, intel hd graphic 520, 10.17.2017, version 22.20.16.4836. 520 see 2 monitors, onboard display & HDMI, not USB to VGA monitor. Do I need a USB to VGA driver?

is there something I m not doin right? I called the Intel control, ctrl alt f12, and no 3rd monitor. please advise.

Billy

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n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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You are correct that your only way to add a third monitor to this laptop is via a USB adapter. Always use USB 3.0 adapters; never USB 2.0. Now, these adapters usually come with a driver CD or a link to a place where you can download the necessary drivers. Did you not get such a CD or link?

 

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bkarl3
Beginner
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Thank you very much, I will tackle that today and get back to you asap. A question, after usb/vga driver install will the monitor come up in the Intel control panel, or through Win 10 display settings? Just want to know what to expect. Thank you very much, Billy
n_scott_pearson
Super User Retired Employee
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Your primary configuration will be through Windows 10 Settings​ (Settings | System | Display). Whether the driver will come with a Control Panel applet is unknown, since I do not know the one you purchased. I guess you'll find out when it arrives.

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bkarl3
Beginner
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Thank you it all worked out with with driver I found online, then it crapped out (Chinese), I went to Bestbuy and purchased their USB/VGA adapter and downloaded their driver FOR Windows 10, I am going to her office later and will try again. I'll let you know outcome. Billy
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