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Windows 7: Use laptop as monitor

27 May 2018   #1
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Use laptop as monitor

Hi all,

I'm sure this has been asked a thousand times but I'm still trying to figure it out. I have two 1080p displays on my desktop but am needing a third monitor. I have my old laptop that I figure I could use as a third monitor using a software solution. A couple things I've tried already that didn't work:

1) Spacedesk. For some reason it doesn't want to work for me. I can get connected but it always disconnects right away. So it's a bust, basically.

2) Teamviewer virtual VGA trick. Unfortunately my desktop doesn't have a VGA out. If I could find a VGA driver that could make this work, my life would be easier.

So, anyone know how I can make this happen?


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28 May 2018   #2
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Perhaps one of these tools would work for you:
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-s...ple-computers/

One of these tools might even be better:
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/use-la...ernal-monitor/
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28 May 2018   #3
kbronski

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Input Director did the trick. Thanks! :)
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