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Extend Desktop without software

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by player81, Jun 4, 2012.

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    Is there a way to extend my PC desktop to an iPad WITHOUT installing software on the PC? It's my work laptop and I don't have admin rights to install anything. Perhaps through a wired connection? I don't have an iPad yet, but I would buy one if I can use it as a second monitor.
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    Do you mean a true extension, ie. additional monitor, or just mirror the existing one? If the latter, you could use Remote Desktop.
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    The iPad's connector does not have any video-in pins. That only leaves wi-fi, which will require installing something on the computer.
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    extending will require software.

    You can remotely view your desktop from the iPad without installing software but thats totally different than extending.

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