Having upgraded to Windows 8 recently I found InputDirector, a software KVM solution, doesn’t work as well on the new OS – the cursor disappears from view when moving it into the second monitor. I’ve been really happy with it on Windows 7 until I upgraded.
In my search for an alternative software KVM solution which is compatible with Windows 8 I came across Mouse Without Borders from Microsoft which, unlike some of the other products I’ve come across, is really easy to set up.
Start off with the ‘server’ pc –the computer which has the keyboard and mouse connected directly. Once installed, simply launch the software and click NO on the ‘Let’s get started’ screen.
This will give you a Security Code and the Computer Name of the ‘server’ computer which you will need later on.