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Windows 7: Question on remote desktop

19 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 
Question on remote desktop

Hi all
I was just wondering i have some files on my Dads PC who lives in Leicestershire and his computer is running windows xp home edition.
My computer is running windows 7 ultimate.
Could i remote to his computer?
Ashley


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19 Apr 2011   #2

 
 

Here's some info for you
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  • You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows Vista Starter, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic N, or Windows Vista Home Premium. You can, however, connect from those editions of Windows Vista to computers running other versions of Windows.
  • You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows XP Home Edition.
Technically you can but you need to check that the above version are compatible...e.g. Windows 7 Ultimate > Windows XP Pro


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19 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi
Thankyou for the info.
Do you know of any program that i can use to connect remotely?
Ashley
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19 Apr 2011   #4

 
 

You'll find that TeamViewer is 1 of the best out there and it's free


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19 Apr 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi thankyou for your help
Will i need to install on to both computers?
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19 Apr 2011   #6

 
 

Yes you will
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19 Apr 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi thanks for all of your help
Ashley
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19 Apr 2011   #8

 
 

No problem mate
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19 Apr 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Teamviewer gave me a lot of connection drops and was lacking in responsiveness. I switched to LogMeIn and haven't had any issues.
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19 Apr 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi Deaconfrost
Thanks for the idea but i have already sorted the problem out and teamviewer seems fine to me
Ashley
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