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Bgallodoro24
07-02-2014, 06:41 PM
So here's my delima....

As of now I have a g750 with an 860m. I bring it to work everyday and I love it. I want to build me a pc at home mainly cause I just want to build one lol. I have unlimited cox internet at work and I use my 4g lte hotspot at home which is obviously limited. Right now I do all my downloading to my laptop whether it be games, patches, or updates at work. I'm wondering if there is away to transfer or save or whatever any updates etc I need for my desktop from work to the desktop. I only want to use my wifi for gaming which works great. If this can be done easily then I will proceed with build. I'm hoping this is the case.

dblkk
07-02-2014, 07:05 PM
Yes, for files wise, just use microsofts onedrive. Just have it set, if it isn't already, as the default save location. Then anything you save will automatically be synced to your onedrive account, and any computer with that account and running onedrive will have it synced to it automatically. I have it set up for my windows 8 phone, pc, surface pro, and my laptop.

Darnassus
07-02-2014, 08:00 PM
DropBox. Or make a share folder on network on the desktop

Clintlgm
07-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Well since you have a slow Internet at home why don't you set up a hard wired network at home then transfer the files via hard wired LAN.

pafflick
07-02-2014, 08:16 PM
If I get your point correctly, you want to avoid using your Internet connection at home due to the limitations, right? In that case all above suggestions whether it's OneDrive or Dropbox (I prefer OneDrive BTW) are not a solution for your problem, since both require syncing files via Internet. Unless you live in area close to the company where you work, to be able to connect to their WiFi (which is rather unlikely) you have to find another way of moving files from one computer to another (USB key or wireless data transfer that doesn't involve the Internet connection).

Bgallodoro24
07-02-2014, 08:50 PM
If I get your point correctly, you want to avoid using your Internet connection at home due to the limitations, right? In that case all above suggestions whether it's OneDrive or Dropbox (I prefer OneDrive BTW) are not a solution for your problem, since both require syncing files via Internet. Unless you live in area close to the company where you work, to be able to connect to their WiFi (which is rather unlikely) you have to find another way of moving files from one computer to another (USB key or wireless data transfer that doesn't involve the Internet connection).

You are correct my friend. I want to be able to install updates on desktop using no internet.

Bgallodoro24
07-03-2014, 12:44 AM
Guys I could really use some help with this cause I would like to know what my options are.

Dr. Zchivago
07-03-2014, 12:54 AM
Google Drive is what I use, and I LOVE it - used to be that and Ubuntu One, but that's gone now :(

Z

Bgallodoro24
07-03-2014, 01:30 AM
Will my desktop have to be connected to internet to sync the files. I guess what I'm asking is if I download a file at work is there a way to receive that file without connecting to internet.

Dcite
07-03-2014, 03:07 AM
Assuming the files you get are files which can be seen from Windows Explorer.. have you considered
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~bcpierce/unison/
It needs to be installed on both computers and only does anything at all when you run it.

Dr. Zchivago
07-03-2014, 03:16 AM
This is how we back up files without an internet connection.

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Z

Bgallodoro24
07-03-2014, 09:46 AM
So basically I can download everything to a flash drive and then put it to desktop. I mean I thought of that just didn't think it would be that easy. I guess next question would be, say I'm downloading a patch for bf4 at work on laptop. How would you go about getting that file twice or can you copy and paste it to the flash drive after I download it. Also where do all windows updates update to?

pafflick
07-03-2014, 10:30 AM
If you have a local network (for example a WiFi router) in your home, you can connect both computer to this network and then use some software to automatically sync files between them. Maybe it won't give you the fastest possible data transfer, but you will not have to do it manually. :) Try finding something here (https://www.google.com/search?q=sync+files+over+a+local+network).

pafflick
07-03-2014, 10:37 AM
I guess next question would be, say I'm downloading a patch for bf4 at work on laptop. How would you go about getting that file twice or can you copy and paste it to the flash drive after I download it. Also where do all windows updates update to?That won't be easy. If you have BF4 installed on your laptop and on your PC, assuming that you're downloading the updates via Origin, it could be difficult to update the game on your PC, without the Internet connection. The same refers to the Windows updates. In both cases you should look for update installers and download them (you can then make as many copies as you want) rather than just pressing the "update" button.

Bgallodoro24
07-03-2014, 01:35 PM
I guess the easiest thing to do would be to bring my pc to work once a month and update it.

pafflick
07-03-2014, 08:16 PM
I guess the easiest thing to do would be to bring my pc to work once a month and update it.If your boss has nothing against it, then go ahead. But I don't think it would be the easiest solution, for the Windows updates you can use for example this (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-windows-update-manually) solution. For games & other programs just search for "offline update" or "update installer" (just remember to download only from trusted sources).

Bgallodoro24
07-03-2014, 08:54 PM
If your boss has nothing against it, then go ahead. But I don't think it would be the easiest solution, for the Windows updates you can use for example this (http://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-windows-update-manually) solution. For games & other programs just search for "offline update" or "update installer" (just remember to download only from trusted sources).

If you don't mind could you detail how I would go about using this method. Start from having laptop at work.

pafflick
07-03-2014, 09:27 PM
Did you check the link I putted in my post? http://www.thewindowsclub.com/download-windows-update-manually
It will work for you if you have same operating systems on both PC and the laptop. Basically you just look for specified updates using their "KB" number on Microsoft's website.