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

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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.

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.

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

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