I imagine this topic may be among the more unique topics to be posted here, but if you kindly would, please indulge me.
I currently own both a Windows 8.1 tablet and a Windows XP netbook. About a week ago, I told myself, "You know, it'd be cool if you could turn the tablet into a server and have the netbook act as the client. You could get a bit more life out of the netbook if you could remotely control the tablet." (Yes, I do realize that "a bit more life" is analogous to hooking my netbook up to life support. That's why I asked you to indulge me, yeah.)
After doing extensive research on routers/modems, HDMI cables and related adapters and mirroring software, I figured I should get VNC mirroring software and establish a VPN between my tablet and my netbook. However, it recently dawned on me that I would still have to connect my netbook to the internet, assuming that I don't have an alternative network connection.
If possible, I would like to keep my netbook offline (as you can imagine), so I would like to see if anyone has any advice to make a rough idea an actual reality.