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dolface755

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Ok first of all thank you soooo much for the help that you always give us people that have the occassional brain drain problems.

And this is a very big brain drain. I just had a new system build since the one I'm currently working on I built originally in 1998. What I want to do is have both computers running through the same monitor, keyboard and mouse, But i'm now quite sure how that works. I have an older KVM switch here that has 2 sets of keyboard mouse and monitor but its been so long since I used the [bleep] thing I don't remember how to hook it up. Or, if theres a way to have both computers running off the same keyboard and monitor
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iammykyl

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Gday dolface755, welcome back.
For your KVM switch, you would need the brand/model and then search for the user manual.
You might consider using a free software application that may do the job for you. The only thing I am not sure of, is if it works on just one monitor.
> http://www.maximumpc...ut_director-741
> http://lifehacker.co...board-and-mouse
Shareware Mouse has been updated and is now free for personal use. > http://www.keyboard-...se-sharing.com/

Input Director seems to be the most stable and popular, but should you go this way, you would need to research some more..
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ok I'll try that and see what happens
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Gday.
Please come back with the results or if you have more questions.
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thank you very much for the help....I got everything set up and running smoothly
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Your welcome dolface755e Posted Image
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