Old desktop hookup to new monitor. VGA to HDMI - what is needed?


Jul 7, 2016
I have an old desktop HP Pavilion Slimline computer and am trying to hook up a Samsung monitor/tv to it. I purchased an Auvio USB to HDMI adapter, but it only brings up the screensaver and none of the computer elements. The old monitor was hooked up VGA to VGA. Do I need a VGA to HDMI cable? Every solution I find is for a laptop and I do not have any ability to go into the Control Panel or anything else because I do not have any of the computer elements available.

Thanks in advance for your help!