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How do i connect a laptop to desktop

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January 30, 2010 9:28:39 AM

how do i connet my laptop to my desktop? i need to download/transfer the files from the laptop to the desktop because the laptops screen is cracked and you cant see it. thanks.

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a b D Laptop
January 30, 2010 9:36:24 AM

krystal1975 said:
how do i connet my laptop to my desktop? i need to download/transfer the files from the laptop to the desktop because the laptops screen is cracked and you cant see it. thanks.



On your desktop, share a folder where you want to place your files from your laptop. Make sure that you write-enable the folder on your desktop. Then, you can disconnect your monitor from the desktop and connect it to your laptop (VGA port). Once you turn your laptop on, you'll see the output on the external monitor.

Open windows explorer and just type on the address bar the shared folder name after \\ . (example. \\myfolder )

And you can just copy and paste from there.
Hope this helps.
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
January 30, 2010 9:40:41 AM

I forgot to mention to first ensure that the laptop and desktop are networked either through a hub or a crossover cable and have proper IP addresses.
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January 30, 2010 10:06:50 AM

i di what u said techaddict and i see my laptops screen loading on desktop screen then desktop screen had a box that said "no signal" with a R,G,B. after that the desktop monitor turned off. now what?
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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
January 30, 2010 10:23:42 AM

before the laptop gets to load the OS, press F8 and load the OS in "safe mode with networking". BTW, are you running Windows?
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January 30, 2010 10:27:15 AM

yes i am. ok i will try that now. tks.
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