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Sharing Windows 7 laptop screen on Windows XP laptop

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by emster21, Apr 21, 2019.

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  1. emster21

    emster21 Thread Starter

    Mar 1, 2017
    Hello all, I hope I'm posting in the right forum.

    I have one laptop running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP. I want whatever is on my Windows 7 laptop screen to be displayed on my Windows XP laptop screen (including videos). Please tell me how I can do this?

    I tried Teamviewer and while it works perfectly, the problem is that it does not display videos. So if I'm playing a video on Win 7, on the WinXP screen it shows only a black screen. I checked the net and it seems a number of people experience this same issue.

    Another problem is that my Win 7 laptop has only an HDMI port but no VGA port while the Win XP laptop has only a VGA port but no HDMI port.

    I'd very much appreciate any help/suggestions.

    Thank you
  2. plodr


    Jun 27, 2014
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    You can't do what you want to do.
    No matter what OS the computers are running, you can't force any computer to show the display of a different computer on its screen.
    The video ports are for displaying the computer's desktop on something like a monitor, tv or projector; not another computer.
  3. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    TeamViewer displays videos. I suspect that you have an issue with bandwidth and possibly with one or both computers being under-powered for what you are trying to do.

    If you are using an ethernet-only LAN for the connection there should be no problem. Introduce Wi-Fi or the internet and you will begin to experience bandwidth problems.
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