Use iMac Bootcamp as External Monitor for PC?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Tofray, Apr 16, 2014.

  1. Tofray macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011

    I have a 2012 27" iMac, that is also boot camped for Win8.1. I have a work PC laptop, and instead of buying an external monitor for it...I was wondering if it's possible to boot the iMac into Windows, and use some kind of adapter to use it as an external monitor for my PC laptop?

    I searched a ton, and everything I could find referenced the iMac being used as an external monitor for a macbook, and even that had contradicting information.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000


    Dec 17, 2009
    Folsom, CA
    Sorry it won't work, most PC's don't have a Thunderbolt output and for the ones that do they currently do not support video. You will need to get an external displace for your notebook.
  3. Tofray thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2011
    That's what I was afraid of..Thank you for the reply!

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