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Sharing One Mouse and Keyboard Between two PC's

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by SkywardSoulXCIV, Jul 23, 2019.

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  1. SkywardSoulXCIV

    SkywardSoulXCIV Thread Starter

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    Hello,

    Not very tech savvy here. However, I know of a few ways this could possibly be set up with hardware and software, just covering a bases to not be flagged by my employer since handling sensitive information the the majority of my job description. I have two computers on a rather small desk, work laptop and personal computer. Software is out of the question since I don't have permissions to download on the work laptop. I want to be able to just use the same mouse and keyboard for both to clear up some desk space for paperwork. If I am to invest in a KVM or have them purchase one for me, is there a way to configure it so that file-sharing is not an option? If not what other options are available?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated!

    Side note (not sure if this makes a difference): Personal PC is connected though an Ethernet cable directly to home router. Work PC is connected through an employer issued router through an Ethernet cable. Same ISP
     
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    I use a KVM (with monitor, mouse and keyboard between a Windows 7 and Windows 2K computer) and had one set up for my husband when he was using both an XP and a Windows 7 computer. There is no file sharing between the two computers. You are either working on one computer or the other but not both.
     
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    As already stated, a KVM will do the job perfectly whilst keeping the two machines independent other than the shared mouse, keyboard and monitor.
     
  5. SkywardSoulXCIV

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    Thank you everyone!
     
  6. MicahReallyNeedsHelp

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    You could purchase a Logitech keyboard and mouse. Some of them you can switch between devices, no software needed. However, they are a little bit expensive but are totally worth it.
     
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    What is on the desk right now ? Using a KVM will not save much desk space.
     
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