Need help setting up new system(s)

Nov 26, 2007
Dover, De
Help please. I am currently running a Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop as my primary computer. I ordered and received today a desktop system that I want to use with the laptop. I got a 22" UltraSharp monitor and the system is an Inspiron 530 mini tower. My first concern comes with getting ready to set up the whole system. Can I have both systems plugged into the monitor? On my laptop I have a VGA input that I can use to hook to the monitor. On the mini tower there is a DVI input that can be hooked to the monitor as well. Can I actually hook 2 systems to the same monitor and use them simultaneously or do I have to use them seperately?

Next question is this. Can I set up a sharing connection between the 2 computers? One is running Vista (laptop) while the other has XP Pro (by choice). I would like to set up my photography on the desktop as well so I can share and save to either set up. Am I hoping to do the impossible?

I have not opened anything with the new system yet as I want to have some idea what to do before I get deep into the process. There is nothing more frustrating than starting a project and having no idea how to accomplish what you want. And that is where I am right now. Any and all help would be appreciated.

Jun 14, 2006
SF Bay Area
The answer to both your questions are: as Obama would say, yes we can :smile:

According to the manual, your monitor will accept the dvi-out from your tower and vga-out from your laptop.

Assuming both laptop and tower has internet connection, yes you can share data between the 2. However, a bit of configuration will be needed for both.

hope that helps.

Latest threads

Links on this page may be to our affiliates. Sales through affiliate links may benefit this site.
Nikon Cafe is a fan site and not associated with Nikon Corporation.
Forum post reactions by Twemoji:
Forum GIFs powered by GIPHY:
Copyright © Amin Forums, LLC
Top Bottom