W10 PC And Using iMac display: Possible ?

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hello,

I may buy a relatively cheap W10 pc dedicated to running one or two
radio programs that require W10.

Have tried doing it under Parallels, but all sorts of problems.

Question: If I do get a W10 pc, is it possible to port over somehow it's output,
and see it on my iMac display ? If so, how please ? And, how to do the switching ?

Would sure prefer to do it this way rather than have to have two monitors.

Much thanks,
Bob
 

Robert4

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Apr 20, 2012
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Hi,

Yes, but it is so, so slow in switching back and forth.
Takes all the fun out of it.

And, you can go out for a cup of coffee, while MS WORD and Excel are going thru
their startup routine; that beachball seems to spin "forever".

Regards,
Bob
 

CWallace

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Aug 17, 2007
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You did not mention what model of iMac you have, but you cannot use the 5K iMac as an external monitor and I believe the same applies to the 4K model. The 5K's custom timing controller does not allow for Target Display Mode like on the 2012 and earlier models.
 

dimme

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I have a 27" iMac for 2015 and also need to run a few simple windows apps. I too got tired of emulation so I picked up a slightly used Dell laptop. I my situation it works great.