Connecting Laptop to PC

By Sjoll
Jan 31, 2016
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  1. Hi,
    So I'm entirely useless when it comes to computers, cables, ports, etc. so any advice and help is much appreciated.
    I have been previously able to connect my Laptop to a TV via a HDMI cable to make the TV basically act as the monitor. I now want to connect my Laptop to my PC to make the PC act as the monitor, however my PC is an all-in-one and doesn't have any visible HDMI port. All I can find on my PC, other than an excessive amount of USB ports, is a strange port about as tall as two USB ports with a symbol above it that looks like a line with three boxes along it. Sort of like:
    [] []

    But more compressed than formatting here allows. My Laptop runs Windows 8 and my PC windows 7.
    How can I connect the two?
    Any/all advice or help is welcomed!
  2. Cycloid Torus

    Cycloid Torus TS Evangelist Posts: 1,543   +292

    Check the manual which came with the All-in-One. Failing that, check manufacturer's website for downloadable manual.

    Chances are unlikely that you can connect from laptop to AiO as most AiOs are not intended to be used as monitors.
  3. Sjoll

    Sjoll TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ah. Thanks!

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