I have a windows 8, now 8.1 hp laptop with a damaged screen. I wanted to know if I upgraded or did a clean install to windows 10, would it automatically recognize my external monitor/tv. When I had 8 and upgraded to 8.1 it automatically recognized it. Will windows 10 do the same? I tried to install windows 10 yesterday and I couldnt tell if it was done installing because it wasnt on my external screen. I noticed that the wifi light was on and the cap locks was able to be turned off and on so I thought it was done. So I then restarted the computer seeing how I wasnt able to see the screen and it powered back up on the external monitor saying it failed to install windows 10 and something about system.boot so i figured it was because I restarted the computer. It went back to the 8.1 version. Maybe if I waited longer it would've kicked on the external screen? What should I do?