iMac Target Display on Windows 8.1

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  1. hawken king, Dec 28, 2014
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    I have a gaming machine that I want to connect up to my late 2009 iMac.

    I have followed instructions to the T, however the iMac comes up as "generic PnP monitor" in Windows 8.1, the screen on the iMac is black for a little while, then reverts OSX (using command+F2, OSX 10.9.5). In Windows it is listed as "color LCD" but the properties cannot be changed.

    Has anyone had any luck getting an iMac to target display under windows 8.1?
     
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  3. hawken king, Dec 31, 2014
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    I'm guessing its a problem with Windows8.1 - this works in Windows7, and the imac essentially just becomes a displayport monitor.

    Not aware of any display drivers for the iMac for Windows8.1
     
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    Turns out, it's the iMac. Late 2009 machines appear to be touch and go for use as displayport monitors.
     
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    Target Display Mode will only work on a 2009 iMac if it's a 27" and a Mini DisplayPort cable is used.
     
  6. hawken king thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep. Thats the cable I'm using, tried another cable too. This iMac is faulty I guess (unless it's something to do with Mavericks, which I doubt). I'm just 6 years too late to fix it.
     

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