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Does there exist a cable that transfers the PC picture to the iMac? I have some PC software that I want to run, but it would look so much better on my bigger, brighter iMac screen.

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G'day and welcome to the forums.

How about a thumb drive or similar and download software on to that and transferring to the iMac? You can get them up to 16GB.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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Does there exist a cable that transfers the PC picture to the iMac? I have some PC software that I want to run, but it would look so much better on my bigger, brighter iMac screen.
That depends on which iMac you have, and what ports you have on your PC. The late 2009 and mid-2010 27" models allow for connecting another device to the DisplayPort and using them as a monitor.


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My Mac is a Mac OS X Version 10.6.7, and my PC has a VGA port...hope this helps!
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My Mac is a Mac OS X Version 10.6.7, and my PC has a VGA port...hope this helps!
No, it doesn't. As before, it depends on which iMac you have.


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That depends on which iMac you have, and what ports you have on your PC. The late 2009 and mid-2010 27" models allow for connecting another device to the DisplayPort and using them as a monitor.
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