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Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by | Filed Under: Hardware & Peripherals, Windows 8

Robert from Rock Hill SC writes:

I recently purchased a tablet with Win 8 operating system. This unit has one “micro USB” outlet. I am attempting to connect the tablet to my desktop via a USB connector. The desktop runs on Win 7 Home Edition. Neither unit will acknowledge the other unit. Can you tell me if the issue is because the Win 7 and Win 8 are not compatibl? Or, is the problem maybe because of the micro USB? Thank you very much in advance.

Robert, a tablet running Windows 8 is really a PC – so you need to follow the steps needed to connect two PCs together. One way to easily share information between the two would be to use the Microsoft Skydrive or you could choose to set create a homegroup for both devices to join. One caution, if a tablet is running Windows RT instead of Windows 8, you won’t be able to share content with a PC in a homegroup.

Hope that helps.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Connecting Windows 8 Tablet To PC”

  1. Tim Deaton says:

    Weak tip. Though technically correct, it is incomplete. Why not go the extra mile for your customer and tell them HOW to connect via SkyDrive?

    Also, you seek input with the “rate this tip” but do not provide a rating system.

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