Using laptop screen as external monitor

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Alan, May 26, 2008.

  1. Alan

    Alan Guest

    I have a Vista laptop and a new Vista desktop (replacement for a
    dinosaur). I am going to continue to reuse my current desktop
    monitor.

    Question: Can I configure my Vista laptop screen to act as a
    monitor for the new desktop (just to set it up)?

    So, I would like to take the video output of the new desktop
    computer and see it on my laptop screen. This way, I can use my
    existing monitor on the old machine to get some of the settings (e.g.,
    email server information) right. It is an old Windows 98 machine.

    Thanks, Alan
     
    Alan, May 26, 2008
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  2. Alan

    Nonny Guest

    How you gonna hook it up? Do you see any such connector in your user
    manual?
     
    Nonny, May 26, 2008
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  3. Log in to the new machine with terminal server???
     
    the wharf rat, May 26, 2008
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  4. Alan

    joel406 Guest

    "Not" going to happen.
     
    joel406, May 26, 2008
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    Ron K. Guest

    I actually remember seeing a recent video on either Cnet or Pcworld on how to
    this, try looking there.
     
    Ron K., May 26, 2008
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