Mac Mini Displaying on my Windows Laptop

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mygb, Oct 26, 2010.

  1. mygb macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    I have the mac mini adapter that allows you to plug into a VGA monitor. I noticed my windows laptop has this same plug in on the side of it. So I Ihave the VGA cable going from the Mac into my windows laptop now (instead of my viewsonic monitor)... is there a way to view my mac mini desktop using my windows laptop screen instead of a separate monitor? (and instead of using 3rd party programs like VNC etc)
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    Just because the windows laptop has a vga port doesn't mean it can accept INPUT from vga. Most likely it's an output port so it won't work as input.
  3. mygb thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2010
    Ya that make sense, thanks for your help:eek:

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