Anyone using their imac 2012 as a target display?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tombs, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. Tombs macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    Ok my setup:MBP 13 2012 with windows installed via bootcamp (for work etc) and I want to connect via thunderbolt the mbp in bootcamp mode to the 27 2012 iMac so I can take advantage of a bigger 27" screen. Works fine when my mbp is in OSX but I can not get the imac to work in display target mode when the mbp is in Win 7 via bootcamp. Anyone out there with a similar set up and has managed to do this?
     
  2. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    You should contact Apple about this, and ask them for a solution. This seems to be a flaw with the thunderbolt iMacs, as the previous display port iMacs could work as an external display for Windows PCs (and Bootcamp) just fine.
     
  3. MatthewAMEL macrumors 6502

    MatthewAMEL

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    Google is your friend...

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5219?viewlocale=en_US#13

    24. Can I use Target Display Mode or Target Disk Mode with Boot Camp and Windows 7 using a Thunderbolt-capable iMac?

    No. Target Display Mode and Target Disk mode are not supported using Boot Camp and Windows 7 on a Thunderbolt-capable iMac.
     
  4. Tombs thread starter macrumors regular

    Tombs

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    Well thats crap isnt it? imac going back as I may as well just get a monitor and tick with a pc...
     
  5. Mac32 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, I agree this is total nonsense. Complain to Apple, that's the only way this is going to get fixed. If enough people complain, the maybe Apple will offer a firmware upgrade.
     

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