[Solved] Windows 10 Not Detecting HDMI TV

Many users have reported a problem saying Windows 10 is not detecting HDMI TV. Here are working solutions to fix this problem. But before you start trying out these solutions , please try two steps as given below:-

  1. Just Unplug your HDMI cable from your TV set and then plug it again.
  2. Try out a new and different HDMI Cable to see whether its a fault with your HDMI cable.
  3. Once you connect your Computer to TV via HDMI cable just make sure that you select correct HDMI port from your TV remote . (Since most TV have multiple HDMI port named HDMI1, HDMI2 etc.)

Fix 1 – Select Duplicate screen from Intel HD graphics control panel

1. Right click on desktop anywhere.
2. Click on Graphics Properties


Graphic Prperties

3. Click on Display
4. Select Multiple Displays


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5. Click Detect And / Or Select Duplicate screen

Fix 2 – Check that Your Display Output is working fine or Not

1- Do a right Click on your desktop anywhere on empty space.

2 -In the context menu which appears, just click on personalize.



3 – Check that you are able to see TV as a second monitor or not. You can also click on detect to determine the screens.


Second Monior


If you are not able to see TV as second monitor. Try the steps as shown.

1 – Press Windows logo key  + p together.

2 – Click on Duplicate to choose Duplicate.


Duplicate Screen Windows 10


3 – If it does not work, Click on Extend to choose Extend.

Check if your Windows 10 PC is detecting HDMI or not.

Fix 3 – Restart PC with HDMI cable attached and TV being on

1- Make sure that your HDMI cable is attached and Your TV is turned on.

2 – Now, Restart your computer.

Fix 4 – Update your Intel Graphics driver

1 – Press Windows key + r.

2 – Write devmgmt.msc and press Enter key.

3 – Now, once the Device manager opens up, just click on display adaptor to expand it.

4 – Now, right click on Intel Graphics driver and update driver.

Update Driver Software


5 – After this, Just click on Browse my computer fro driver software option


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6 – Select Let me pick from a list of available drivers option


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7 – Now, Select Microsoft Basic Display Adapter from the list and click on Next.

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It will automatially get updated. Now, try again and check whether your issue has been resolved or not

Fix 5 – Troubleshoot Hardware dCevices.

1 – Go to settings.

2 -Now, click on Update & Security.

3 –  Click on troubleshoot from the left menu.

4 –  Click on Hardware & Devices from the right.

5 – Once it expands, click on run the troubleshooter.





4 thoughts on “[Solved] Windows 10 Not Detecting HDMI TV”

  1. Since I have only 2 hdmi ports on the back of my tv I have to use an hdmi splitter for my PS4, direct tv receiver, DVD player, etc. My tv only sees my PC if it’s directly plugged into the tv and not going through the hdmi splitter. How do I make it so my PC sees the tv through the splitter?

  2. This one stumped me as well until I realized it happened when I switched to the hdmi input after turning my computer on….when I started having the tv on and on the input I use for the computer when switching the computer on this resolved all my problems.

  3. Thanks yaddamaster

    I also tried every single solution in Windows, till I found yours: a simple unplug of the Samsung TV from the Wall.

  4. I tried everything – rolling back drivers, uninstalling the drivers, etc. Nothing worked. I have a surface pro and a surfacebook and they both wouldn’t connect to my Samsung. I have another HD (and old Sharp) and it connected just fine. They both connected to monitors. But nothing worked with the Samsung.

    I had power cycled many times – nothing. I had reset the tv – nothing.

    Finally, on a whim I physically unplugged the Samsung. Not just turned it off but unplugged and then plugged it back in.

    And just like that – everything started working. Yay samsung. 🙁

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