Just wondering if the below setup is possible (essentially want to do away with the XP box's keyboard and mouse).
I have two monitors (each monitor has a DVI port and VGA port and input is selectable via the monitor's OSD) and two computers (Win7 and WinXP).
Just wondering if I can run the Win7 box in dual monitor mode (two DVI cables to the main Win7 box) and then on the second monitor connect a vga cable to the WinXP box + network cable to Win7 box and use the keyboard and mouse from the Win7 box via Synergy
Would this be possible?
Any advice would be much appreciated.
Yes, you can. Just keep in mind that when you switch the second monitor to the VGA connector for the XP box, the right half of the Win7 display is not gone, just not visible. Your mouse, when on active on the Win7 box, will still be able to move into that area, even though you can't see it.
Thumbs up for including a good graphic illustrating your setup.