Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

using my laptop to act as a monitor for my pc


  • Please log in to reply

#1
mrq201

mrq201

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 252 posts
Here is my question.... or better yet, here is what i want to accomplish.

I no longer have a monitor for my desktop computer. I do however have a laptop. Is there anyway to view the contents of my desktop computer through my laptop.

Just in case anyone need the specs, which i think you dont really need.
Laptop is running windows vista basic and the computer is running windows xp pro....
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
shard92

shard92

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,129 posts
about the only way I can think of that might be accomplished is if you networked the two and remoted into the desktop... not what you are realy looking for... as far as I know with out tearing apart your laptop and jury rigging the display there is no way to directly input from a computer to the display of the laptop.
  • 0

#3
mrq201

mrq201

    Member

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 252 posts
first of all thanks for the fast reply and i kinda thought that was that i had to do, however, i did not want to do it. Big problem, i am having major problems networking my laptop to my pc. The funny thing is, at my girls house, it works perfectly.

Any help on how to do this

my laptop has windows vista home premium and my desktop computer has windows xp pro... im guessin i should go into the networking forum huh
  • 0

#4
shard92

shard92

    Member 1K

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,129 posts
Yeah you might want to do that.... unfortunately networking is not my forte especially when dealing with vista...
  • 0

#5
Longhorns242

Longhorns242

    Member

  • Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 137 posts
check out this web site i found on Google (best thing in the world) http://www.daniweb.c.../thread723.html
  • 0

#6
Samm

Samm

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,476 posts
Hi mrq201

I suggest you start a new topic in the networking forum, then either myself or someone else will help you out there
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP