Using iMac as an external display in Bootcamp

Discussion in 'iMac' started by coolpop18, May 27, 2017.

  1. coolpop18 macrumors newbie

    Jan 26, 2013
    Hi, I am going to buy a Windows laptop soon and I was wondering if I could connect it my bootcamped iMac (Late 2015) as an external display for the laptop via HDMI/Thunderbolt. Thank you. :)
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Several thoughts about your question:
    You would need to use Apple's Target Display mode on the iMac.
    The support article about that - here
    From the list of requirements, you need to connect to another Mac with a Thunderbolt port. HDMI won't work, even with an HDMI to Thunderbolt adapter.
    Both computers need to be Macs.
    and, the most important point, your 2015 iMac doesn't support the needed Target Display mode.
  3. CWallace macrumors 603


    Aug 17, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    The Late 2015 iMacs do not support Target Display Mode so you will not be able to use it as an external monitor.

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