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How to get my laptop to show my desktop image

By bfern ·
I have an XP desktop whose monitor died. I want to connect it to my Lenovo Thinkpad which has Vista 32 bit on it (instead of having to go buy anoither desktoip monitor) so I can use my laptop monitor as if it were my desktop monitor. Is there any way to do this?

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you could use

by ---TK--- In reply to How to get my laptop to s ...

remote desktop if its already been set up... if you need to set it up I would ask a friend to borrow a monitor and set it up that way...

set up Remote Desktop go here
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

set up Remote Desktop through a web browser go here
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/northrup_03may16.mspx

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It's easier to get a replacement Monitor

by OH Smeg In reply to How to get my laptop to s ...

If you look at second hand CRT Monitors they are piratically giving them away these days as no one wants them.

I had a customer but a 21 Inch Sony Trintron Monitor for $30.00 this week.

While you can use Remote Desktop you need to first have it setup and a LAN present. If you do not have either or both of these in place you;ll need a monitor to set them up.

Col

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I can get a crt monitor, but once I do ...

by bfern In reply to It's easier to get a repl ...

I have one in the basement so I can hook it up temproarily. Can you tell me a little more about remote desktop? ALso, I should know but don't know how to set up a lan between my desktop and laptop. Can you give me a few hints for that and the Remote Desktop?
Thanks

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OK these M$ Knowledge Base Articles are what you need

by OH Smeg In reply to I can get a crt monitor, ...

Connect to another computer using Remote Desktop Connection

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/02ddfbec-7a97-4788-9d54-86f174a95f841033.mspx

Get started using Remote Desktop with Windows XP Professional

http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/getstarted/remoteintro.mspx

Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection software [XPSP2 5.1.2600.2180]

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=80111F21-D48D-426E-96C2-08AA2BD23A49&displaylang=en

As for setting up a LAN a simple Peer to Peer Network will suffice if you only need to add these 2 units all you need is a Crossover CAT5 Cable. But if you want to add more computers you need a Hub and as many straight through CAT5 Cables as you have computers and this is the better way to go in all honesty.

Connecting Windows 2000, Windows XP & Vista in a home network

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?pg=2&p=1&tid=e5b07f97-59f5-4d43-b676-0**1e894cb73&dg=microsoft.public.windows.server.networking&cat=&lang=&cr=&sloc=

If you have any problems post back and we'll see what we can do to help you.

Col

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