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Can I connect my HP Pavilion to another PC and use the same monitor?

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I have a Hewlett Packard Pavilion PC 6475Z and a Packard Bell R515 PC
and would like to conect both computers in tandom and be able to use programs in either computer from the same monitor.
I am computer litterate, and though I'm not a technician, I am not afraid to try connecting them, if some one who has done this can tell me how I would go about doing it?
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by:nietod
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What is a "HP Pavilion 6475z"?  and " PB515"?

>> not a technician
This is a programming topic area.  Are you asking about how to write or change a program?  If not, another topic area may be better.
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Edited text of question.
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by:nietod
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This is definitely not a programmng question.  

What OS do these computers use?  
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by:hughjo
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Perhaps I'm not as literate as I thought. What does OS mean?
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operating system--windows, macintosh, Unix, Linux, etc.

This is a topic area for helping poeple to write programs.  You need to go to a topic area for hardware for your operating system.
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Both computers are running Windows 98.
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by:nietod
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Then is there a reason you can't just use a video switch box?  I have four computers attached to a single monitor and keyboard and switch between them with a 4 position video/keyboard switchbox.  (regratably there is no way to switch mice though...)
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Thanks a lot. Sounds easy enough. I had been told that I would have to get a cable to attach the two computers and install a magizine in each.
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magazine?

I don't know what you mean by that.  but you can get a video/keyboard switch at most computer stores or an electronics store like radio shack.
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Thanks for the help!
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FYI, in the future.  There are topic areas that are better for this sort of question--that I why I was asking about you OS.  If you go to the home page, under windows95 you could ask in the "general" topic area or the "windows 98" topic area.  
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