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HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC 16-f0000 (39H22AV)
Microsoft Windows 11

I want to connect an older desktop computer with a

VGA monitor output to my HP laptop HDMI input.

I need to know the proper steps and configuration to view my desktop PC on my HP laptop. Please help!

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The HDMI port on the left side is for connecting to another device IE: TV and is an output, not an input.

So in other words, the laptop display can not be used to view the desktop output.


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Thanks for the reply!

Is there a workaround! ie. a different type of cable that would connect through a USB port? 

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To my knowledge, there is no way to use any of the ports on the HP Spectre x360 16 inch 2-in-1 Laptop PC 16-f0000 (39H22AV)  as an input to use the screen for another PC device.  The output of the desktop could possibly cast to the laptop.  That would/could be a possible solution.  I personally have only tried to cast to a TV, so I cannot answer that, but I would think you would need a monitor on the desktop to see what is actually going on, first.


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