XP laptop as external monitor?

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  1. jji7skyline macrumors 6502

    jji7skyline

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    Is there any way to use my XP laptop as a external monitor for my iMac? It's running 10.7 Lion.

    I have a ethernet cable.
     
  2. jji7skyline thread starter macrumors 6502

    jji7skyline

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    Are you sure?
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yes. Laptops generally do not support display input, and certainly not over ethernet.
     
  4. jji7skyline thread starter macrumors 6502

    jji7skyline

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    Then what cable would work?

    The laptop is a Compaq Presario 2500
     
  5. rovitotv macrumors member

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    You could use VNC or something like it

    To access/control you Mac from the XP Laptop. I am not sure that is what you want.
     
  6. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    It will not support display input, regardless of the cable. I simply mentioned that about ethernet since it will not carry video under any circumstance.
     

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