Question Can i use my laptop as a monitor?

May 23, 2020
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Hi guys, so i got my new pc but i dont have an monitor, i ordered one but it will arive in like 4 days, until then i am wondering if i can use my laptop as a monitor, i have a hdmi port in it. Any ideas?
 

kanewolf

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I want to use it only for a few days i don't care if is practical or not. So i can?
I don't believe you can to get to BIOS, which is why I said "first boot". When you have the PC complete, there are ways to use software and networking to use a laptop as a monitor. https://www.cnet.com/news/use-your-laptop-as-a-second-monitor/
I don't think you can do so to install an OS.
You might be able to buy a USB HDMI capture device and do that. But it might take just as long to get that as your monitor.
Can you not move the PC to somewhere with a TV and connect HDMI to the TV?
 
May 23, 2020
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I don't believe you can to get to BIOS, which is why I said "first boot". When you have the PC complete, there are ways to use software and networking to use a laptop as a monitor. https://www.cnet.com/news/use-your-laptop-as-a-second-monitor/
I don't think you can do so to install an OS.
You might be able to buy a USB HDMI capture device and do that. But it might take just as long to get that as your monitor.
Can you not move the PC to somewhere with a TV and connect HDMI to the TV?
Yes i can, i have a tv next to my desk
 

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