Linking devices

bluenose1940

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Hello folks, I have my desktop computer set up in my study and I am using it fairly regularly throughout the day.

However, during the evening when I am sat in the lounge watching a bit of TV or having a read, or even chatting to my wife :), I often make use of my laptop which I have now upgraded to Windows 10.

I am wondering if it would be advantageous for me to link these two devices in some way so that they both carry all of the same stuff.

I have never attempted this before. Would I need to set them up as some sort of network and, is this actually possible?

If anyone can offer a bit of guidance on this, I will be most grateful. many thanks.
 

crazyman143

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You could also use a free service like Dropbox. Connect both PCs to your dropbox account and any files you drop in the dropbox folder will be synced.

But if you want to have a more real network, and not rely on cloud services, go the homegroup route.
 

bluenose1940

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Thanks for the replies folks. I will experiment over the weekend to see what's what.

I use Excel a fair bit and this is on my pc but not my laptop. If I am using my laptop and open up one of my files, will it work even though the programme is not on the laptop?
 

bluenose1940

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I had a feeling that that would be the case. I have the office disks but I don't think that I am allowed to install them on more than one computer am I?
 

strollin

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If you don't use VBA macros in your Excel spreadsheets then you might consider using the free LibreOffice. It will read/write Excel files and is very compatible with MS Excel other than VBA.
 

bluenose1940

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You fellow forum members certainly come up with some great help for people like me. As usual I offer my thanks for the links etc and will be looking at all of them. The LibreOffice sounds a good bet. I don't tend to use macros anyway. Thanks again all.
 
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