How to make the following: 1 desktop + 1 desktop = 1 bigger desktop?
July 25, 2012 3:03 PM Subscribe
I need to be able to use two computers as one. How can I do this?
posted by magnoliasouth to computers & internet (18 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
The desktop pc I am using right now is a pc that, I believe, was probably built by cavemen. It works fine for web surfing and watching Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime videos and it has a lot of special things on it that I do NOT want to lose right now such as software that is no longer made or downloadable, that kind of thing.
I have another desktop that is a bit newer, but still old. It is good for installing a number of games, and more importantly, my photo shopping software, that the really old one cannot handle.
Rather than having to hook up two different computers and having to jump from one desk to another and so forth, how can I hook them up together and use each computer as... another computer, or something?
If I could wave my magic wand, I would have the ability to log onto both at the same time and share Windows too, similar to a USB portable hard drive, which I also have.
I don't have another monitor, just the desktop pc, in case it matters.
I'm not sure a "home network" is the thing I am looking for either, if I understand what it is correctly.
Please also talk to me like I'm two because I am not very hardware oriented.