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Windows 7: Can I connect a Win7 Laptop to a Win7 Desktop?

15 Aug 2014   #1
Squid117

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Can I connect a Win7 Laptop to a Win7 Desktop?

I was going to try to make youtube and twitch videos but my laptop and desktop are two slow for both games and recording software at once. I was wondering if it was possible via some cable that I could connect the desktop's computer to my laptop as like a second hard drive WITHOUT taking anything apart?

I have an HP 635 and a HP Compaq 6005 Pro Form Factor.

Thank you


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15 Aug 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

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15 Aug 2014   #3
Squid117

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Let me try this

im going to test this out and see if i have this cable
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15 Aug 2014   #4
Squid117

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
I dont have the cable

I dont have the ethernet crossover cable and im trying not to spend any money so... Is there any other form of cable that does that (not Null Cable)
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16 Aug 2014   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are they connected to the same router? Do both of them get internet access?

If so, you probably already are able to connect them though LAN.
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17 Aug 2014   #6
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

It can save a lot of time if the pertinent info is posted with the question. Some or all of the info suggested in this post may be relevant:

Basic Requirements Before Posting your Networking Thread
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17 Aug 2014   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

A crossover cable can be had for a couple of dollars from an online discount house. The trick is to get a reliable seller with low shipping rates. If you otherwise don't have or need a router,switch or hub then the cable is the cheapest way to go.
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18 Aug 2014   #8
Squid117

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Thank you MilesAhead, I'm going to look into buying the cable.
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18 Aug 2014   #9
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

You're welcome. It never hurts to have a crossover cable in reserve.
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