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marjocello

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I have a desktop PC connected to 2 monitors, keyboard and mouse etc. I just got a surface pro 7 as well as a surface docking station. I'm looking for a way to use my desktop-setup "as a dock", and just connect the Surface and then use the monitor, keyboard and mouse through the desktop-setup, to work on my Surface. In order to avoid switching all cables from my desktop pc to the docking station.


Does anyone know if this is possible and how I can do this? I'm sorry if this subject has already been addressed.
 

sharpuser

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You want an A/B switch for monitors and USB devices. Shop online for A/B computer switches.

Here is one I set up for one of my offices to switch between two Surface Book 2 devices with one set of external devices:

 
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marjocello

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Thanks a lot!
Do I then also use my surface docking station? Or is that not possible? Would be the easiest way to connect the surface pro I guess..
 

sharpuser

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You can still use your Surface docking station to connect to the SP7. The switch is for external devices you wish to share.
 

sharpuser

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Not sure if the Surface Docking Station could be connected to the switch. But the docking station USB ports could be connected to the switch using a male-male cable. No guarantees on functionality.
 

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