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 Post subject: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2011 9:35 am 
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Hi all, not sure if i'm in the right category, but here it goes. Basically, I just want to know what If there is anything special I need to do to get my desktop to run dual keyboars, mice, and monitors with seperate desktops, so that family members can use the pc at the same time.

pc specs:

OS: WIN 7 home premium 64 bit
mobo: gigabyte ga-x58-ud3
proc: core I7 950
memory: 12gb patriot ddr3 1333
hdd: 1tb western digital
vid card: radeon HD 6850

I have dual monitors in place, 1 19 inch main monitor and a 32 inch HDTV hooked up as a secondary monitor, I have 2x usb mice and 2x usb keyboards and enough ports ont he mobo free for it, just wondering, will I have to use any kind of special software to create seperate mouse tracks, or can I use the feature in the catalyst control suite to have multiple desktops and have it work fine? any help is appreciated


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:16 am 
SON OF A GUN
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You can't do this the way you want. It would honestly be better to just go to Best Buy or something and pull an entry level pc off the shelf.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 8:38 am 
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Can you bind a keyboard/mouse to a virtual machine? Just a thought.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 10:52 am 
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No.

The problem is that you need two different machines. You could do a "thin" client scenario, but requires additional PCs anyway. The VPC would sort of work, but again, you still need another PC to access it (remote). So what is the point?

You have the monitor, spend $400 or so on another machine off the shelf and call it a day. You could probably buy an entire set up at Walmart for <$550.


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:47 pm 
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Googlefu found this. Might want to look into it.
http://www.vmlite.com/index.php/forums/ ... ers-in-one


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 9:09 am 
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I'd be interested in how this turns out...


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 Post subject: Re: Windows 7 - dual keyboards and mouse
PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2011 4:16 pm 
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That was posted almost a year ago and they do have a client out now. I might try it out if no one else does when I get the time this summer.


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