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Alright this is going to be the most impossible question to answer.

I want to connect my computer to my laptop and use it as another screen, along with the screen that's plugged into the laptop.

Basically something along the lines of remote desktop.

My computer, connected to my laptop to use it as a screen, and use the monitor attached to it.
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post #2 of 14
You can do it wireless via software.
I can't think of a easy way with cables and such.
Edit:For example how, "OnLive" works. You can do the same thing.
Edited by Nukaazul - 12/28/10 at 12:44am
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post #3 of 14
Try virtual zone. Semi server like connection and it's crappy (not for gaming) but fine for regular use. It's free too. I think it's called virtual zone, I used to use it.

Edit: sorry called zoneos
http://www.zoneos.com/zonescreen.htm
I know there's a paid software but it costs money and not worth it IMO.

What you could do is, first boot into you comp, plug the VGA/dvi/hdmi/display port connection into your comp then lappy and boot into lappy. Try to get your vomp to extend to your laptop. I had no success in this on either laptop of mine with both xp and vista, but it has worked for some.

Or try zone os, works too.

Edit 2: http://www.maxivista.com/
Paid software.

Also you could use a KVM switch basically but I'm not too knowledgeable about those,

Good luck bro, hope this helps.
     
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post #4 of 14
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Thanks man.

Will be checking into this maxivista and such.

I thought I would be trolled being told it's impossible or something, nice to be constantly reminded that with computers, changing reality is as simple as 1 0
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Originally Posted by HappyDave View Post
Thanks man.

Will be checking into this maxivista and such.

I thought I would be trolled being told it's impossible or something, nice to be constantly reminded that with computers, changing reality is as simple as 1 0
Post back with results, hope it is satisfactory.
     
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post #6 of 14
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Well Ok, Right now I am running MaxiVista trial.

And this is halarious.

I was wondering why the hell it wasn't working, it worked for a sec then stopped.

I kept looking and moving around on my keyboard and mouse, trying to find out why it wasnt working and then I realized, I wasn't using my laptop.

I was using my keyboard and mouse that are only connected to my main computer, to control my laptop without even thinking about it lol.

So yes, MaxiVista works, I will be trying it with a second monitor, and then Will be working with getting this thing out of trial mode.

You guys are awesome, I might need to come back for further assistance due to the monitor being added.

=)
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post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by HappyDave View Post
Well Ok, Right now I am running MaxiVista trial.

And this is halarious.

I was wondering why the hell it wasn't working, it worked for a sec then stopped.

I kept looking and moving around on my keyboard and mouse, trying to find out why it wasnt working and then I realized, I wasn't using my laptop.

I was using my keyboard and mouse that are only connected to my main computer, to control my laptop without even thinking about it lol.

So yes, MaxiVista works, I will be trying it with a second monitor, and then Will be working with getting this thing out of trial mode.

You guys are awesome, I might need to come back for further assistance due to the monitor being added.

=)
No prob, glad to be of assistance. As usual we are always here.
     
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post #8 of 14
what about synergy? that's brilliant.
    
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post #9 of 14
I vote for synergy, it is great software and works amazingly.
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I vote for synergy, it is great software and works amazingly.
Thank you for the rep
    
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