How to Solve Windows 10 Not Recognizing TV Issue – Quick Fix

Windows 10 is the most popular and widely used OS used by users around the world. The Windows 10 operating system is not only found in home computers, but also in business computers due to its several tremendous and handy features.

However, a majority of customers use a monitor connected to their PCs, but some people make use of a TV. There are some instances where the Windows 10 does not detect/ recognize the TV you’re trying to connect. In this article, we’ll try several troubleshooting methods to solve this issue.


How to solve Windows 10 Not Recognizing TV Issue?

Today, we’re going to attempt a chain of troubleshooting steps to resolve this issue. However, before starting this method, restart your computer first, so your operating system is refreshed and free of corrupt and temporary data that might be causing this problem, it might help our cause.

Several reasons might have caused this trouble; it may be because of the wrong configuration of your settings you might have faulty drivers. You should also confirm to check the condition of your HDMI cable that you’re using to connect the TV to your computer. Nevertheless, we have a list of suggested troubleshooting steps that might assist you in resolving this particular issue.

Reset the Display Output

The Windows 10 lets you manage displays connected to your computer, so if the TV is connected as a second screen, try to set the settings for that reason.

  • Connect the TV to your computer using an HDMI cable
  • Right-click on your desktop window and scroll down to select Personalize on the list
  • Now click Display which might show you the connected TV as your second screen
  • If your computer cannot detect the TV, proceed
  • Hold the Windows key and then press P to open a window
  • Select Duplicate or Extend on the new window that has appeared

Check whether it has solved the Windows 10 not detecting TV issue.

Using Troubleshoot Hardware and Devices tool

Another thing that can assist you in solving this issue is the troubleshoot hardware and devices tool. This handy tool automatically searches for any hardware faults and then provides the recommended solutions for those problems.  Try using this tool to see if it solves the issue

  • Go to the search box in your taskbar
  • Type Troubleshooting in the search box
  • Click on Troubleshooting settings in the displayed results
  • Now navigate and click View all on the displayed window
  • Now click on Hardware and Devices
  • Complete the process by following the on-screen commands
  • Exit the program after completing the procedure
Windows 10 Not Recognizing TV Issue

In some cases, like if you have the latest Windows update installed, the above steps won’t navigate you to the Hardware and Devices section. So instead of following the above steps, try to follow these steps instead.

  • Go the search box located in your taskbar
  • Type cmd in the search box
  • Right-click on the first displayed result and click on Run as Administrator
  • Now type msdt.exeid DeviceDiagnostic in the command prompt windows and press Enter
  • The Hardware and Device window will appear, click Next to run the troubleshooting tool
  • Complete the process by following the on-screen guidelines
  • Exit the program after completing the procedure

Check whether it has solved the Windows 10 not detecting TV issue.

Update the Display Driver

There might be a slight chance that Windows 10 cannot detect the connected TV because of your out-dated display drivers. If you’re using old and out-dated display drivers, make sure to get rid of them and use the latest display drivers

  • Hold the Windows button and then press X to open a list of options on the left side of your screen
  • Select Device Manager from the list and navigate to Display Adapters
  • Now enlarge the Display Adapters to see the underlying options
  • Now navigate to the Video Driver
  • Right-click on the Video Driver option and then select Update Driver
  • Wait for the Update to finish
  • Reboot your system

Check whether it has solved the Windows 10 not detecting TV issue.

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Nick Miller

It's Nick Miller a 25 year old tech enthusiast and senior editor at Flexgate, i try to make tech simple for the everyday person. You will find review about tech, tools and Computer hardware here.

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