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Windows 7: Switching Monitors


11 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Switching Monitors

Hello,

Have a new PC running Windows 7 hooked up to a new LG monitor using a digital DVI connection.

Have an older PC running XP into a CRT monitor (VGA).

Any practical way to use the new LG monitor with both/either PC's ?
To be able toselect which PC the monitor is reading ?

I looked at the OSD choices on the LG, and didn't see any "switch input" choice.

I guess a switch box would do it.
Any other technique(s) ?

Thanks,
Bob


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11 Jan 2010   #2

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

The only method that I'm aware of is a KVM switch:

KVM switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

EDIT: A passing thought...does your LG monitor have multiple input connections? Not sure it would work, even if it did, but mine has a place to choose the input source.
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11 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows XP Pro, Back Track 3.1, Server 03, 08
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
The only method that I'm aware of is a KVM switch:

KVM switch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

EDIT: A passing thought...does your LG monitor have multiple input connections? Not sure it would work, even if it did, but mine has a place to choose the input source.

KVM Switch is the best way to achieve this goal. KVM Switches are also fairly cheap check out amazon.com
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11 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

or you could purchase a cheap videocard with a dvi input.
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11 Jan 2010   #5

W7
 
 

I have a notebook with Windows 7 and a desk pc with Win XP working with only one keyboard, monitor and mouse. The device used is, as the other members recommended, a KVM switch. It's the cheapest, easy and fast way to use more than one pcs: you plug al the wires and with one button you switch from one to the other.
But not every KVM works fine with newest OS (like Vista or Windows 7) and my recomendation is that you should buy a USB-KVM switch because, in case you need it, you will find a "USB to PS-2 port" adaptator who works ok but not in the other way: "PS-2 to USB port". I mean: you may find them but in my experience they didn't worked.
Good luck.
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