Hello. I have two Lenovo PC's that are on adjacent desks. They both have windows 8.1 64 bit. I use ACT on of them and want to be able to have ACT on the other pc too, so that both users will be using the same system. I wanted to steer clear of buying a router, wireless adapters etc if possible as I only need a simple solution. I saw on the net that you can buy a crossover cable, but this only seems to work with Vista and 7. Is there an easy way to do this with a cable? I already have two licence agreements for ACT!, and I just wanted us both to be able to input data on the software, on different PC's, so each other can see the data.
Thank you for the detailed reply. Do the cross over cables need to go into the ethernet ports on the PC (where the internet cables go). If so, how do i plug in the internet ethernet cables again, or can I buy a duel socket plug? Do I need to buy network cards for each PC as I assume these PC's don't have them issued when purchased? Perhaps if I install network cards for each PC, then the cross over cable connects to these so that this doesnt interupt the internet ports, but I don't know about this as for some reason I think that the cross over cable is like an ethernet cable and uses Internet ports.