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how do i connect 2 towers to 1 monitor


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chey ross

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I have recently been forced to upgrade my software to windows xp. so i purchased a new computer with xp installed. my problem comes in because one program will not work with xp. so i would like to use both towers with 1 monitor and printer. basically like i have 2 hard drives but in different towers is there an easy way to do this. The 1 program i need is on me based system. pagis pro. any help would be great

Edited by chey ross, 06 September 2006 - 06:51 PM.

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silverbeard

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I use KVMs (keyboard,video,mouse) to switch between towers. You can get them fairly cheaply online (less than $25US) from various vendors.
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I do not know where you live but Walmart has them. IOgear KVM
If they are on a LAN you can use VNC to access the second computer from with in a window on the primary computer. It works very well and you only need a router, switch, hub, or crossover cable.
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Or alternativley you can have a virtual machine and have the older OS running inside XP on the other machine and run the application that way you would use something like VMware to achieve this.
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There is also Synergy.
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