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Advice: 2 computers utilizing (single) dual monitors

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November 2, 2009 12:05:47 PM

My current rig with all my applications is a XP PRO 32 bit machine with dual 24"monitors. I've just finished building a windows 7 ultimate 64 bit unit. I would like to incorporate the new windows 7 unit as my main new computer. however I need both computers since some of the apps and printers from XP 32 bit will not run on the Wndows 7 64 bit. My thought was to connect the Windows 7 computer to the dual monotors. Connect both computers (hardwired) via my router. Keep the XP pro computer hooked up to all printers for now until drivers are available. I can also go wireless but thought I would get faster throughput using cables? Then if needed run the XP pro computer via remote desk top. Any thoughts of a better way to do this?
November 2, 2009 12:34:33 PM

RDP would be the cheapest and easiest solution.
If you want the XP machine to use both monitors there are dual monitor KVM switches.
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November 3, 2009 2:23:26 PM

What about using "INPUT DIRECTOR"?
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November 3, 2009 2:43:27 PM

Haven't tried it but looks dooable.
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