|It would help to know the make/model of both the laptop & TV/monitor. 1GB memory is awfully low for a Win8 / i3 system. Are you sure that's the correct amount? Do you know which keys to press to toggle the display between the laptop & external screen? It will be the function key (Fn) plus one of the F-keys. On mine it's Fn+F4. If you can get back to the laptop screen, you should be able to adjust the resolution for the TV/monitor.|
If that doesn't work, maybe someone can explain how to enable "low resolution mode". I don't use Win8 but I know the old F8 trick no longer works.
Why are you using VGA rather than HDMI?
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