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I have a desktop PC running Windows 7 setup on a traditional desk. From time to time, I would like to plug in a Windows 7 laptop and share the keyboard and mouse, (monitor - I am ok with using the laptop monitor).

What is the easiest way to achieve this? Using a KVM switch? Without needing to reboot either machine?

Thanks

  • Good job. I'll remove the comment now... – CharlieRB May 2 '14 at 18:10
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Synergy is free software that will allow you to share the keyboard and mouse between computers as long as they are on the same network.

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  • Ah, I didn't realize there were software solutions to this nowadays. Thanks. I also found an article talking about this at makeuseof.com/tag/… Thanks a lot – partlycloudy May 2 '14 at 18:23
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Yes, a KVM will work for what you need. I would suggest one with USB interface so you can "plug-n-play".

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