I've successfully added a second monitor to my new HP Pavilion using an HDMI-VGA adaptor cable.
The problem is I have no sound, either through the on-board speakers or using an external audio system plugged into the headphone jack; if I remove the second monitor, I have sound, so it seems, on the face of it, I have to make a choice between the second monitor with no sound or sound without a second monitor.
Does anyone know of a configuration setting that I can apply to make both work together; alternatively, is there another way of connecting a VGA monitor that doesn't have this limitation?
Thanks, your explanation makes sense. Unfortunately, right click on speaker icon > playback devices did not display anything except Realtek High Definition Audio Default Device, so I don't think there's any way to fool the computer into thinking there's no HDMI. It is an old monitor I was given anyway, so I think I'll just stick to using a single monitor.
Windows 10 makes life easier with its virtual desktops anyway
Thanks again C
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