i have a hp laptop(HDMI input) and a monitor from my old pc setup, a compaq q2009 monitor which only takes VGA input. I connected the two via a HDMI --> VGA converter and now i have a working dual monitor setup. Only problem is, i dont want sound coming out of my laptop speakers, which is why i have external logitech speakers, but whatever i do and however i connect them i cant get them to work. Any suggestions?
I had this issue, check and make sure your laptop is the default audio output though, like go to control panel, then sound, and see if the monitor is labeled default, if not then click your laptop and make it the default instead, thats what fixed mine