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Windows 7: Two on one

26 Dec 2009   #1
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Two on one

Hey guys,
I need a question answered,
Can I use two individual monitors from one PC?
Like having one PC but having 2 screens and difference mice and keyboards for em...
Will they work on their own? I want to do this for multiplayer in games,
Will i be able to play multi even if this is done?




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26 Dec 2009   #2
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amigo max View Post
Hey guys,
I need a question answered,
Can I use two individual monitors from one PC?
Like having one PC but having 2 screens and difference mice and keyboards for em...
Will they work on their own? I want to do this for multiplayer in games,
Will i be able to play multi even if this is done?

You can do this, but not for games. You can make the two screens share the desktop. Just plug both of the monitors into your graphics card (if it has 2 slots) and change settings by going to rightclick desktop -> screen resolution -> detect. Then just use the recommended settings.
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26 Dec 2009   #3
Kari

 

If I understood your question right, you can not do it as you want. You can not have a separate mouse and keyboard for each display. The displays do not work on their own, extra displays are only an extension, not individual systems.

You control all your displays, or applications opened to different displays, with one mouse and one keyboard.

Kari
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26 Dec 2009   #4
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Oh yeah, sorry. You want to use 2 diffirent mice and keyboards. well, like the guy above said, you cant do that.
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26 Dec 2009   #5
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Well, how come this is not there? Many net cafe's have this kind of system....

all the monitors are joined to one Computer and they have a mouse and keyboard for each monitor,

I'v heard people doing this to cut down costs by not buying the whole computer

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26 Dec 2009   #6
ccatlett1984

 

Because they use dumb terminals and everything runs on the server. That server costs a lot more than a 2nd pc for your house.
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27 Dec 2009   #7
amigo max

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, # Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Ahem... a second PC for me would cost nearly $3k if im gonna game with it,
I would'nt wanna do that and i can't buy one anyway, But still can anyone tell me how to do this?
It is done in many places, i may not go with it but I need info too
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27 Dec 2009   #8
Coolness

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by amigo max View Post
Well, how come this is not there? Many net cafe's have this kind of system....

all the monitors are joined to one Computer and they have a mouse and keyboard for each monitor,

I'v heard people doing this to cut down costs by not buying the whole computer

People that do this need to have 10-30 screens on a single server. You only need 2 screens on one computer. Also, you can only do this on servers, not on your home pc.
So, sorry =P
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27 Dec 2009   #9
Kari

 

Amigo Max, I'll try to say this one more time in a way you might understand:

What you want is not possible with your PC. This fact does not change even if you keep asking the same question after getting unwanted but correct answers.

Kari
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