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Please tell me have you ever had it working with that monitor before?
Ah, okay, then you have a VGA to miniDP adapter?
Okay, so to understand correctly, you had it working from one of your XP machines to your VGA adapter, and this is the first time you tried from your Surface 3 to the vga correct?
Ok, I see. Yes you are correct. Often these 3rd party adapters only work with certain hardware. Let me pull up some info on the 3 to verify it is capable of sending video via minidp.
Yes, sorry. Just checking some thigns out.