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I recently bought this VGA -> HDMI adapter off Amazon. It works well when its connected, but I've already wasted a considerable amount of time trying to get that to happen.

My problem, more-or-less, is that I can't get the HDMI cable to show up from the drop down box when in the desktop screen resolution menu. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like when its working. I know how to work the settings within the menu, but there is a ton of trial and error just to get that HDMI/VGA cable to show up. I'm not sure how I did it the first time. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like when I can't get HDMI/VGA to show up. FWIW, the #2 "Generic Non-pnp" is what shows up in device manager when I plug the VGA/HDMI into my laptop.

Its been time consuming because sometimes when I plug the cable in, my screen goes black. Sometimes blue (my desktop color, believe this is extending the display?), sometimes my mouse disappears and I have to reboot. I don't understand why when I plug it in and click detect, it doesn't show up. Just need to know the proper step-by-step way to finagle the adapter so that it shows up. I've done it once, but can't remember how.

Anyone? If I find the solution before someone else does, I'll post here. All of the reviews on Amazon are either "DOESNT WORK!!!1" or "WORKS! Just plug it in you moron!" Yeah, not that simple.
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