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TWO HARDDRIVES - ONE MONITOR

by maxarzt / June 27, 2006 11:46 PM PDT

Is it possible to use [combine, hook up ] 2 Harddrives
to 1 Monitor ? Each Harddrive contains 160 GB. One Drive uses Windows XP Home Edition, the second Drive Windows XP Professional.

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Just Examples..
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 28, 2006 1:14 AM PDT
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2 Harddrives- 1 Monitor
by maxarzt / June 29, 2006 4:38 AM PDT
In reply to: Just Examples..

Hello Grif
Thank you for your input. If I use any one of the devices you mentioned will I be able to transfer Data, exc: pictures from #1 harddrive to #2 harddrive and vise versa? I just hope you understand what I`m trying to say.
Your help will be highly appreciated.
Thank you
Henry J

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Nope, Different Issue
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / June 29, 2006 4:48 AM PDT

The KVM switch only allows you to switch the monitor usage between two computers..

If you want to transfer files between the computers, then you'll need to setup a network with "File and Printer Sharing"..There are lots of ways to transfer files including burning data to a CD or using USB flash drives, much of it depends on how many files you want to share. The link below should help with other options:

How To Transfer Files Computer to Computer

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Two Computers-One Monitor
by maxarzt / June 29, 2006 11:02 PM PDT
In reply to: Nope, Different Issue

Hello Grif
Your input has been most valuable.
Thank you kindly
Henry

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Just a side note...
by steve749 / June 28, 2006 2:43 AM PDT

You meant 2 systems/computers not hard drives as one computer can have multiple hard drives, fwiw.

Regards,
JB

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Two Computers - One Monitor
by maxarzt / June 29, 2006 4:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Just a side note...

Hello JB
Two computers is correct - one monitor.
The question is: use both computers and One Monitor. Is there a way? Also will I be able to transfer data, for exc. picture from computer #1 to computer#2 and vise versa?
I hope you understand what I`m trying to say.
Your help will be highly appreciated.
Thank you
Henry J

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Grif's answers cover these.
by steve749 / June 29, 2006 6:07 AM PDT

I just wanted to clarify the terminology there, that's all.

A KVM switch will let you use one Keyboard/Video Monitor/Mouse to access multiple computers, some are made for 2, some for 4, and others for even more.

The data transfer requires a network and the "File and Printer Sharing" mentioned in another reply.

Regards,
JB

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