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I have an HP 8100. I connected my first monitor into the VGA port. I then purchased a Samsung smart monitor to get 2 monitors going. The monitor came with an HDMI cord but I don't see an HDMI port on the 8100. Do I need to buy a Display port adaptor?

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@Jack773 -- is this your computer: HP Compaq 8100 Elite Small Form Factor Business PC Specifications | HP® Customer Support


It was factory-loaded with Windows XP or Vista Business or Windows 7 Pro.


On the above web-page, I see:


Integrated graphics with Intel Pentium processor, Intel Core i3 processors, and select Intel Core i5 processors:
  • Intel HD Graphics (integrated) on selected models
Available discrete graphics cards:
  • NVIDIA GeForce 310 DP PCIe x16 Graphics Card
  • Nvidia Quadro NVS 290 Graphics Card
  • Nvidia Quadro NVS 295 Graphics Card
  • ATI Radeon HD 4550 Graphics Card
  • ATI Radeon HD 4650 DP (1GB) PCIe x16 Graphics Card (CMT only)
  • HP ADD2 SDVO + DVI-D Video Adapter
  • HP DisplayPort to DVI-D Adapter
  • HP DisplayPort to VGA Adapter

So, which display-adapter do you have in your computer, and does that adapter support multiple simultaneous video-output ports?



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It's loaded with Windows 10.

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the document could be different depending on the model..
but see here, for example

Illustrated Parts & Service Map HP Compaq 8100 and 8180 Elite Convertible Minitower Business PC

Here i see display port, if you have one

Connect two HDMI monitors, with a graphics card 1 hdmi 1 displayport


if you don't have a graphics card, , no display port , you will need to get one, one that allows display via HDMI

you could buy a vga, hdmi converter, but don't be mistaken, it often happens that this is not what is needed and that it does not work, never tested this type of product!




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@Jack773 -- It's loaded with Windows 10.


Yes, many owners of computers that were factory-loaded with Windows 7 have accepted the free upgrade to Windows 10.


But,  which display adapter does your computer currently have?

Open the Windows "Device Manager", to see something like:




Please tell us what you see when you expand that "Display Adapters" section.

That should identify which display adapter that is inside your computer.


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