One PC - Two Monitors - A HDMI Cable and a VGA cable

It’s christmas and I have just received a new monitor. The idea was that I could use both monitors at the same time, something I have seen done before. However, whichever monitor has a HDMI plugged into it works fine, and the one with the VGA doesn’t. It can’t be the monitor, and I have two VGAs which both don’t work, so what is the problem and is there an easy fix?

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Take one of these monitors and the vga cable to another pc.
Verify they both function.

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Not enough detail.

For example, most Windows PCs require you to enable and configure that other video output but you didn't write a word about that. I find folk want stuff to just work when plugged in. We're still not there.

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