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Posted: 8/22/2006 10:36:47 AM EDT
Okay, this one is for you computer geeks experts out there. I have two towers, one monitor, keyboard, mouse etc. Can I hook them together (is that called network?) so I can access both from the same station? My X-box defeats me so take it real easy on me, please. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 10:38:53 AM EDT
Yes you can.

Do you wish to access them with the same keyboard, mouse and monitor? If so they make something called a KVM that will do the trick.

If you want to share files between them then yes you will need to network them as well.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:00:40 AM EDT
I guess I would want to network them together, the tower I use now has a better processor, but the other computer has different drives and more usb ports, would it be easier to pull parts from one to put them together as one, or to hook them together?
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:03:46 AM EDT
Network them togther, get a USB KVM switch and your good to go!
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:04:39 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/22/2006 11:05:06 AM EDT by GrabMyWrist]
It really depends on how you use the systems.

Do you only use one for certain things?

Do you use one more than the other?

If moving hardware is an option then that is what I would do. You can move the hardware you want into the faster box, provided there is room and be done with it.

As far as the data goes you can always take the hard drive from the other box and make it a slave and copy the files you need to your current hard drive.

I know it sounds like quite a bit of work but it's actually pretty easy to do.
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:12:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By GrabMyWrist:
As far as the data goes you can always take the hard drive from the other box and make it a slave and copy the files you need to your current hard drive.

I know it sounds like quite a bit of work but it's actually pretty easy to do.


HOw would I slave one hard drive to another?
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 11:16:03 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 6:41:32 PM EDT
Okay, got most everything replaced, how do I make my old hard-drive a slave? I don't have any documentation for it, just what it says on the case (make and model stuff)
Link Posted: 8/22/2006 6:42:54 PM EDT
Ummm.....

Look up from here.....
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