Connect my old desktop to my laptop USB?

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cobasa - Dec 13, 2010 at 04:15 PM
 cobasa - Dec 13, 2010 at 06:37 PM
Hello,

My old desk top monitor died so I'm trying to connect my old desk top tower to my newer laptop. I'd like to access and use my Microsoft Office software from the old desk top. Is this possible? Thanks.

Colleen St. Paul, MN


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xpcman Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,833
Dec 13, 2010 at 04:36 PM
No. Your laptop can't function as a monitor for the old desktop. You can network the two computers thru the network port. But, you would need a functioning monitor on the desktop. You can get software that will allow you to remotely control the desktop on a networked PC. That will allow you to use Office software on the desktop from the laptop.

It's easier to just download the FREE Microsoft Office replacement "OpenOffice" from www.openoffice.org . It can do 99% of the functions of Microsoft Office.

Good Luck
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Thanks very much for your help!

Colleen
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