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Direct connect two computers

Discussion in 'Networking' started by Five, Jul 6, 2008.

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  1. Five

    Five Thread Starter

    Jan 31, 2005
    I am intersted in doing this too.
    Both are running Windows XP.
    The old one has 40 GB hard drive; the new one has 180 GB.

    So I get this CAT5 cable. Now what do I do with it?
    Isn't there one that is made especially for this?
    Is there another way?

    What will the result be?
    Will I get some kind of "new hardware found" message?
    Will they behave as one computer?
    Or what?

    Will I have all the icons from both computers on my desktop?
    And of course can I access all programs as if it were one computer?
    Or what?
    When I download new programs how do I tell it which drive I want it to go on to?
    Will I get some kind of message box asking whether I want drive X or Drive Z?

    Will computer #2 automaticly be on the internet? DSL
    Or is there something special that I have to do there?

    Would I maybe have to delete programs that are duplicates from one or the other so they don't get themselves confused?
    Or what?

    Thanks in advance for any help here.
  2. brushmaster1


    Jun 15, 2002
    All the crossover cable does is connect the two PCs. You will need to set up a network...
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

    I've created a new thread for your issue here.

    Note: You will need to post complete details of your configuration and your specific issue in this new thread for us to help you.

    Thanks for your cooperation.
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