Question Connecting HDMI to Laptop from Computer with Monitor having only a VGA port. Help please?

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This is the item I bought from ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/384415805071 and it does not work for dual monitor due to the Monitor using VGA. So I ask the question below:

I can not extend or dual monitor the laptop to the monitor I am using, because it uses VGA, while the desktop I have uses DVI-D single link to HDMI and VGA.

The laptop itself is only HDMI.

I was thinking about buying something like this: https://www.ebay.com/itm/203077333358 to help with my problem, kinda like putting FLEX TAPE to fix a hole in the wall.

But, personally I am unsure how I SHOULD go about this OR WHAT would be the best solution to it.

I currently have a VGA to VGA cable, and a DVI-D single link to HDMI cable.

If I connect using the VGA to VGA cable from the desktop to the montor, it will read as a dual screen, however the second screen will not show up on the laptop. The first screen detected will, but only on the monitor itself. Not the laptop like I would hope.

Adding onto that; if I use the DVI-D single link to HDMI cable I have (the item from ebay, https://www.ebay.com/itm/384415805071 ); it WOULD work but the laptop would not detect AT ALL any screens OR cables connected to it.

What I am thinking is; that I "need," a cable to register from the desktop to monitor, then from it to the laptop; thus producing dual screens.

Any helpful advice on what to buy would be grand.

Also I do not have an amazon account, but if you can find an close replacement I will be sure to pick that up instead.

Edited to make some sense.
 
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COLGeek

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The adapter you bought goes one way, from VGA to HDMI, not the other way around.

What is the make/model of your laptop? The second adapter linked may not do what you want either. Depends on your laptop.
 
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The adapter you bought goes one way, from VGA to HDMI, not the other way around.

What is the make/model of your laptop? The second adapter linked may not do what you want either. Depends on your laptop.
Not sure on laptop. Will check later. And seriously need to get notifications on this site.
 
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Very few laptops have HDMI IN.
No matter what cable you try to mate with it.
True this one doesn't but she has a portable hdmi in, with 2x 2.0 usb and 2x it seems 3.0? It doesn't fit a HDMI either, but she (my sister) uses this for work. Mainly because she needs the other monitor to help since the screen is so small. Anyway I will update with this, anything will help honestly!
 

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