No installation required. I connected it to the old monitor cable, plugged it into the HDMI port on the laptop and it gave picture immediately. Because it has no audio output, you should pay attention to restore the audio source on the windows 10 tray to the internal speakers of your laptop. I was especially pleased, that the screw nuts are present, so the VGA cable could not slip out. It was a very good buy, thank You Gearbest!