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    Run PC on iMac Monitor
    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.

    Thanks for any help!

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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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigs22 View Post
    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.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by Craigs22 View Post
    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.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    Quote Originally Posted by lifeisabeach View Post
    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.
    The 24in Alum models also allowed this.
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