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Windows 7: Is it possible to have your home network desktops on 1 monitor?

26 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 
Is it possible to have your home network desktops on 1 monitor?

Hey guys

I currently have 3 pcs (win 7 ultimate 64bit) on my home network,and was wondering if it is possible to have all 3 or at least 2 desktops showing on 1 HD flat screen?

I used to have 3 different monitors,but i am now only using a 42" philips 1080p HD flat screen as my "monitor" and it works fine,i am just tired of using the remote to switch between hdmi to see the different desktops, and since i run 2 instances of a program on 2 different pcs i would like to be able to run both on same monitor,so i instantly can do changes to both instances without having to switch hdmi.

Possible? If so,how do i do it?

Thank you

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26 Feb 2013   #2

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So you want to control 2 pc's? You want to do it using 1 screen, 1 mouse and 1 keyboard?

You can use teamviewer for that. Or crossloop (but you have to confirm each time you make connection to other computer and each time a new connection code). Teamviewer is the way to go.
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26 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you want to control 2 pc's? You want to do it using 1 screen, 1 mouse and 1 keyboard?

You can use teamviewer for that. Or crossloop (but you have to confirm each time you make connection to other computer and each time a new connection code). Teamviewer is the way to go.
I will be using seperate mice and keyboards,so i only need the desktops to show on same monitor on same hdmi connector.

Teamviewer seems to be just another "remote desktop" is this the only way to do it? I can make it work using the built in remote desktop in my windows,but i have to setup everything again as it gives me the windows default desktop,not the desktop i have on the machine i want to run programs from
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26 Feb 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you want to control 2 pc's? You want to do it using 1 screen, 1 mouse and 1 keyboard?

You can use teamviewer for that. Or crossloop (but you have to confirm each time you make connection to other computer and each time a new connection code). Teamviewer is the way to go.
I will be using seperate mice and keyboards,so i only need the desktops to show on same monitor on same hdmi connector.

Teamviewer seems to be just another "remote desktop" is this the only way to do it? I can make it work using the built in remote desktop in my windows,but i have to setup everything again as it gives me the windows default desktop,not the desktop i have on the machine i want to run programs from
built-in Windows 7 remote desktop doesn't do what you want! It doesn't clone the current screen, but acts as a user login.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2013   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
So you want to control 2 pc's? You want to do it using 1 screen, 1 mouse and 1 keyboard?

You can use teamviewer for that. Or crossloop (but you have to confirm each time you make connection to other computer and each time a new connection code). Teamviewer is the way to go.
I will be using seperate mice and keyboards,so i only need the desktops to show on same monitor on same hdmi connector.

Teamviewer seems to be just another "remote desktop" is this the only way to do it? I can make it work using the built in remote desktop in my windows,but i have to setup everything again as it gives me the windows default desktop,not the desktop i have on the machine i want to run programs from
built-in Windows 7 remote desktop doesn't do what you want! It doesn't clone the current screen, but acts as a user login.
What does teamwiever do then? As i can see it also requires login and whatnot. If cloning the desktop,will i be able to run programs and change settings and everything?

I got it running fine using remote desktop,i can even use only 1 mice and keyboard which is REALLY nice,so if this way works for me,i am happy.

I am curious though, what is the difference between remote desktop and cloning desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2013   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post

I will be using seperate mice and keyboards,so i only need the desktops to show on same monitor on same hdmi connector.

Teamviewer seems to be just another "remote desktop" is this the only way to do it? I can make it work using the built in remote desktop in my windows,but i have to setup everything again as it gives me the windows default desktop,not the desktop i have on the machine i want to run programs from
built-in Windows 7 remote desktop doesn't do what you want! It doesn't clone the current screen, but acts as a user login.
What does teamwiever do then? As i can see it also requires login and whatnot. If cloning the desktop,will i be able to run programs and change settings and everything?

I got it running fine using remote desktop,i can even use only 1 mice and keyboard which is REALLY nice,so if this way works for me,i am happy.

I am curious though, what is the difference between remote desktop and cloning desktop?
You arfe running Windows 7 remote desktop client. But what is running on other machine (server) to accept the connection?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post

built-in Windows 7 remote desktop doesn't do what you want! It doesn't clone the current screen, but acts as a user login.
What does teamwiever do then? As i can see it also requires login and whatnot. If cloning the desktop,will i be able to run programs and change settings and everything?

I got it running fine using remote desktop,i can even use only 1 mice and keyboard which is REALLY nice,so if this way works for me,i am happy.

I am curious though, what is the difference between remote desktop and cloning desktop?
You arfe running Windows 7 remote desktop client. But what is running on other machine (server) to accept the connection?
Uhhmm, nothing. I have 3 pcs all named ***-INET , ***-SERVER , ***-GAMES and i just made users on the machine from which i wanted to connect. On the ***-GAMES i made users for ***-INET and ***-SERVER gave them passwords,and from my ***-INET i just right clicked the ***-GAMES and connect using remote desktop using the user and pass i assigned,and voila i could now control everything on that pc from my ***-INET machine,which is what i needed to do.

However,if there is an easier way,i am all eyes?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Feb 2013   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post

What does teamwiever do then? As i can see it also requires login and whatnot. If cloning the desktop,will i be able to run programs and change settings and everything?

I got it running fine using remote desktop,i can even use only 1 mice and keyboard which is REALLY nice,so if this way works for me,i am happy.

I am curious though, what is the difference between remote desktop and cloning desktop?
You arfe running Windows 7 remote desktop client. But what is running on other machine (server) to accept the connection?
Uhhmm, nothing. I have 3 pcs all named ***-INET , ***-SERVER , ***-GAMES and i just made users on the machine from which i wanted to connect. On the ***-GAMES i made users for ***-INET and ***-SERVER gave them passwords,and from my ***-INET i just right clicked the ***-GAMES and connect using remote desktop using the user and pass i assigned,and voila i could now control everything on that pc from my ***-INET machine,which is what i needed to do.

However,if there is an easier way,i am all eyes?
There's a difference! What if you log on as a different user as is currently logged on on remote system?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64bit
 
 

I am not sure i follow? I dont need to be logged in on any other pc at a time,i am only human,and can only use 1 pc at a time :-).

All 3 pcs are all in the same room 2 feet apart,so i just swap 1 keyboard for the other if the need arises to log in to the other system..

How do i clone the desktop,and what is the difference from remote desktop?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Feb 2013   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tsunamijhoe View Post
I am not sure i follow? I dont need to be logged in on any other pc at a time,i am only human,and can only use 1 pc at a time :-).

All 3 pcs are all in the same room 2 feet apart,so i just swap 1 keyboard for the other if the need arises to log in to the other system..

How do i clone the desktop,and what is the difference from remote desktop?
Best tool to cone and remote control is teamviewer.

Windows 7 remote desktop is a tool to remotely logon...
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