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Windows 7: Two PC's on one monitor?

22 Oct 2012   #1
cheezit

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
DeaconFrost

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
Brink

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, :)
Shawn
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