In Progress DELL OPTIPLEX 7020

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slavicmuff

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I have a Dell Optiplex 7020 mini tower with Windows 10 but no monitor and want to turn it on, connect it to my HP Pavilion laptop. I have USB to USB cables and HDMI to VGA cables available. What do I have to do so I can have the ability to see and use the information contained in the Optiplex via using the laptop??
 

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cannot be done.
all video ports on the laptop are 'video out', that is, signals go out to other devices, not inwards to its own screen.
monitors/screens are 'video in' by nature.
you will need a monitor for the Dell.
 

slavicmuff

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Thank you. Would a Samsung television that is not is use but about 6 years old suffice? That might be the anecdote.
 

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Some TV's do have a PC input that can be used which does not carry sound so there may be a input for that as well.

The other thing that was not mentioned was to make sure that it is on the corresponding channel for which ever port you use.