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Using my laptop (screen) as an second monitor for my PC?


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Dominicc2003

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Hey everyone,
These boards have been very helpful in the past so here goes:

I have a laptop which I want to use as a second monitor. I have a second vga cable and my graphics card supports 2 monitors.

I have tried synergy and maxivista but what I REALLY want is to just use my laptop as a second monitor without the need for a network connection.

So: I plugged one end of the vga cable in to my laptop and the other in to the second port on my desktop's graphics card. What do I do now? The laptop doesn't seem to want to display my extended monitor instead of my laptop's content.

Cliffs:
Laptop plugged in to my desktop('s graphics card) via VGA.
Don't know what to do next to make it like a second monitor. Not looking for synergy/maxivista.
Desktop is using XP, laptop is using windows 7.


Thanks!
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Murray S.

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Howdy:

Isn't going to happen. Both of the ports on the laptop are "output" portd NOT input.

Murray
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