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Windows 7: Two PC's on one monitor?

22 Oct 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Two PC's on one monitor?

This may seem like an elementary question, but is it possible to run 2 PC's on 1 monitor (seperately of course)? If so, how would it be done since there is only one hookup to the monitor? Some sort of splitter?

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22 Oct 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

It could get cumbersome considering you'd still need two keyboards and mice, but most monitors have at least two inputs now. You could conect one by DVI and one by VGA (analog), if your monitor has both of those ports.

After checking, your monitor actually has three inputs.
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22 Oct 2012   #3

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cheezit,

If your monitor doesn't have multiple inputs that you could use as Deacon posted above, then you could use a monitor switch to do so. The monitor connects to the switch, and the computers connect to the switch box. You would turn the switch to whatever computer you wanted to use the monitor.

You could Google monitor switch to find a wide assortment of them available. Just be sure to find one that matches the connections you have.

Hope this helps,
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