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How to connect 1 cpu to 2 monitor 2 keyboards & 2 mice

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November 1, 2011 6:09:38 AM

Hello,

Do you have any connecters which can be connected from 1 cpu to 2 monitors, 2 Keyboard and 2 mice.
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November 1, 2011 6:14:51 AM

For CPU please use the term Pc, a CPU is the chip, not the computer :) 

but yes, you need a graphics card that has two or more outputs and what is known as a KVM for the mice and keyboards, normally they function to allow one keyboard and mouse to control several Pc's, but some can work in reverse allowing one Pc to be controlled by several interface devices, for more info on them read
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/KVM_switch
I must ask why you would want such a set up though, if only from curiosity :) 
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November 2, 2011 4:59:08 AM

Well, I got 3 of such setups..... why? I was curious too.....:) 
No actually, 2 out of those three has become permanent. different machines, different OS'es doing different stuff 24X7. The 3rd rig is which I use the most to experiment on but the KVM there helps me finishing off or repairing or trouble shoot problems on rigs of friends, families and kids.....lol. If I started charging people for repairing their rigs I'd not have time for Tom's..... . Nah!! but jokes apart, my KVMs usually help me just save myself the trouble of having to shutdown my machine and plug in a friends to see what the trouble is..... and if i need to reinstall the OS it's a major pain waiting for such a long time and doing nothing, so it's very convenient actually.
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November 2, 2011 5:52:18 AM

Yes, thats the 'normal' way, several machines off one mouse and keyboard, I meant Op's version one Pc, several interfaces and monitors
I do all my Pc work stuff on one Pc, laptop and mobile can do stuff if I have someone elses rig on my desk, plus the other halfs Pc is two feet away hehe :-)
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November 3, 2011 5:57:24 AM

Meh, takes allsorts I guess hehe, as he's not responded either my first answer was enough, or hes given up :p 
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November 3, 2011 10:21:14 PM

the easy answer is just to plug in usb keybds and mice. I know two usb mice on 1 pc work so I'd be willing to bet 2 keybds will also.
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November 4, 2011 3:21:53 PM

popatim said:
the easy answer is just to plug in usb keybds and mice. I know two usb mice on 1 pc work so I'd be willing to bet 2 keybds will also.

Curious as to whether they'll work independently though. But you would think someone would require a powerful system as well to have one workstation functioning as 2 independent ones.
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February 17, 2013 3:58:03 AM

neograndizer said:
I think OP is looking at having 2 simultaneous users logged in using one computer.

Something like this:
http://www.thinsoftinc.com/product_pc_sharing_betwin_vs...

Or this:
http://www2.userful.com/products/downloads/free-2-user



Hi,
I came across your post doing a search, of what this post is about.
I want to accomplish the same thing as the original poster. We have a gym
and want members to be able to check in on one monitor using mouse/keyboard, while at
the same time, using another monitor and its own keyboard/mouse for our
office use.
Anyway, I tried your links and one is outdated, while the other doesn't seem to offer
their software for windows xp or vista.

But I wanted to thank you for the post, which will help me in my quest.
gary
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April 17, 2013 9:58:45 AM

vinayenterprises101 said:
Hello,

Do you have any connecters which can be connected from 1 cpu to 2 monitors, 2 Keyboard and 2 mice.


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April 17, 2013 10:02:40 AM

no i dont have any coz i dont know what or what kind of computer parts should i buy to have a two monitor 2 keyboard and 2 mouse
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July 8, 2014 3:02:13 PM

vinayenterprises101 said:
Hello,

Do you have any connecters which can be connected from 1 cpu to 2 monitors, 2 Keyboard and 2 mice.


Hey man I can help you after alot of searching there are many devices that allow you to make 1Pc into two or more but these are expensive like NComputing.I found a software that do all this its name is Softxpand try it i hope you like it its pretty easy to use
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