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just curious

By dloetzer ·
I have two laptops both intel based and vista, is there anyway I can network these two to have a sharing of resources?
I would like to improve my gaming performance without reducing reliability or have to spend more money, so i thought I would ask

if i can do this, how would i go about it?

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Not sure what you're asking....

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to just curious

If you're asking if it's possible to network the two and share the processing capabilities to make a stronger, faster computer (ie: make two into one), the answer is no.

If you're asking if it's possible to network the two and copy files back and forth,
the answer is yes. But, I can't see how this would "improve your gaming experience" unless you want to game head to head with someone else in the room.

So, let us know what you mean by "networking" and "improving your gaming experience", plus what kind of equipment you already have to "get on the internet", and we'll try to give you an idea of what you still need to purchase, if anything.

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If you are asking

by OH Smeg In reply to just curious

Can you share CPU, RAM and so on your answer is no with Windows and most other current OS Platforms you can only share Files, Printers and so on not actual Processing power.

This was available on the Xerox Lidia but never developed beyond the prototype stage and is not possible under the Windows OS anyway as it isn't complex enough to support this possibility.

If you just want to Share Files, Printers and so on Vista has a Networking Wizard that you can use to do this. If you are using WiFi it will be slower than a Wired Connection as Wireless is much slower and can not be as fast as a wired connection is.

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good response

by dloetzer In reply to If you are asking

that was exactly what i was asking
and that was what i figured the answer was

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Your Welcome <NT>

by OH Smeg In reply to good response
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