How to connect two computers

Discussion in 'Windows XP Networking' started by Guest, Aug 8, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have 2 dell PC's both one with XP professional and one with XP home
    edition, but I have only enough room for one monitor. If I am using one PC as
    my main computer. Is it possible to connect this computer to the other
    hardrive (just for the purpose of accessing the files on the other PC). I
    would like to do this without buying extra hardware if possible.
    Thanks
     
    Guest, Aug 8, 2005
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    Ken Blake Guest

    In news:,
    Hamilton <Hamilton @discussions.microsoft.com> typed:

    > I have 2 dell PC's both one with XP professional and one with
    > XP home
    > edition, but I have only enough room for one monitor. If I am
    > using
    > one PC as my main computer. Is it possible to connect this
    > computer
    > to the other hardrive (just for the purpose of accessing the
    > files on
    > the other PC). I would like to do this without buying extra
    > hardware
    > if possible.



    You can't connect a computer to a harddrive, but you can install
    the second computer's hard drive in the first computer
    temporarily, and transfer any needed files over.

    Or if you want to do this on a regular basis, you may want to
    invest in a KVM switch, which lets you share a monitor and
    keyboard between two computers.

    --
    Ken Blake - Microsoft MVP Windows: Shell/User
    Please reply to the newsgroup
     
    Ken Blake, Aug 8, 2005
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