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Networking Win XP

By agreff ·
How do hook up several computers to one so you can share memory and disk space?

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by Daz'n'Ash In reply to Networking Win XP

If you have alrready linked all the computers together using a hub or switch, then Go to Start > Control Panel > Network and Internet Connections > Network Wizard

Now just follow the prompts and you will be able to share internet and files. It is really simple.

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by XT John In reply to Networking Win XP

Are you trying to share memory, meaning RAM, and disk space off of a powerful machine to weaker ones? Could you elaborate on the type of equipment you're using, and the type of results your looking for? It sounds as if your attempting to hook up several computers to one powerful computer in order to share resources from that one powerful machine; or joining several computers together to CREATE one powerful computer.

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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Networking Win XP

You can create a Network as simple as you like or as complex as you like and either will be able to share HDD Space but as yet there is no way known to share RAM between Different Computers in a Windows Environment.

Xerox did this many years ago with their prototype product which they destroyed but only after allowing the competition to have a look see at what they had achieved and that resulted in poor copies that are today Apple & Windows but so far neither of these has come close to approaching what Xerox achieved all those years ago.


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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to

About the closest option would be a Server Cluster and I'm not even sure if that's what you want to attempt

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