Windows 7 compatible KVM switch

  pittza 16:34 PM 30 Dec 09
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Hi, Does anyone know where I can get a reasonable priced KVM switch that is compatible with windows 7 please?

  GaT7 20:06 PM 30 Dec 09

How many systems do you need it to support - 2, 3 or 4?

Do you need it to have DVI (as against VGA only), audio (speaker & mic), USB peripheral (e.g. printer) & Ethernet (LAN) support?

What interfaces do your keyboard & mouse have, i.e. in terms of USB & PS2?

And finally, what's your budget? G

  pittza 20:24 PM 30 Dec 09

Hi, 2 PCs new running Windows7, old running XP

VGA only. Speaker & mic, PS2 mouse & keyboard

  GaT7 20:59 PM 30 Dec 09

This Belkin 2-Port KVM Switch (F1DL102PEA click here) from click here / click here / click here for £22-23 delivered should do. G

  gengiscant 09:33 AM 31 Dec 09

I bought and use with no problem this one:click here

  gengiscant 09:35 AM 31 Dec 09

Sorry, and this is the ps/2 version: click here

  pittza 10:53 AM 31 Dec 09

Thanks all but do these defiantly work with Windows7?
I have read that there can be problems.

  gengiscant 15:35 PM 31 Dec 09

The one I suggested and I am assuming the second do as I have Windows 7 64 bit and XP.

  GaT7 16:01 PM 31 Dec 09

I've heard something about KVMs & Win7 incompatibility, but I've used two different KVMs with XP on one PC & Win7 (32 & 64-bit) on the other & they both work fine. One of the switches dates back to 2004 (a VGA+PS2 Trendnet TK-205i) & the other is this Aten CS52D click here purchased last year (2008).

If you're in doubt, perhaps you should contact Belkin support about their switches & Win7 compatibility. And in the meantime search for one that officially supports Win7.

Note that the eBay one suggested by gengiscant doesn't have mic support. G

  T0SH 16:52 PM 04 Jan 10

KVM Switches even the auto sensing ones do not (to the best of my knowledge) require to have any software or drivers installed so operating system compatibility issues would not be a factor


Cheers HC

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