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Windows 7: Vista Slave Computer

05 Nov 2009   #1
Fuentes

7 HP & ULT
 
 
Vista Slave Computer

Hi all--

I recently got a rootkit on my Vista desktop and purchased another desktop to replace it.

After transferring all my data to a portable hard disk, I took the HDD out, put it in an external enclosure, hooked it up to my new desktop and was going to use it as a USB HDD.

My question is this: Can I put it back in the old desktop, reinstall Vista, and use an ad hoc to connect it with my new Windows 7 desktop without using 2 monitors, mouse, & keyboard?
I essentially want the old desktop to act as the drive enclosure and use it's features from the new Windows 7 desktop without having to actually view the old desktops OS, but still burn DVDs, store files,...etc...

I hate throwing away a Vista computer just because I don't have the room for another monitor, mouse, keyboard....

I guess I want a Vista slave...

Any inisght would be very welcome.


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05 Nov 2009   #2
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

You can set up the second pc on an ethernet network with a crossover cable if you only have 2 pc's.
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