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Windows 7: Remote Connection


16 Aug 2011   #1

Windows XP
 
 
Remote Connection

I'm really stuck with such a problem. Whine over. LOL

So, I have a Windows 7 HP laptop that the screen has now gone totally blank. I'm guessing it HP related, but that's whole other can of worms.

I have a Windows XP desktop that I was planning on doing the remote desktop thingy (one of these days--didn't happen).

I can see the Windows 7 laptop and get to all of my files, but I'd like to use a program that's only on the laptop. My guess is I set it up on my network, not sure I remember doing this, but, hey, the stuff is there.

My question, since I can't really "see" any of my settings or start menu or anything beyond my \users, is there a way that I can get to my "program files" on my Windows 7 laptop?

I tried hooking up a monitor to the laptop and got to the safe mode, but then that disappeared somewhere now too.

I'm copying all my files to a stick, but I really wanted to use a specific program that's no installed on my desktop.

Thanks - will accept any and all suggestions.

Gloria

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16 Aug 2011   #2
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hi Gloria,

Pls. try it again to connect a Monitor to your laptop, here's a tutorial. Are you just trying to access this program so that you can use it?

Just to let you know, any software/programs that are installed in another computer can't just be transferred over to another computer or an external USB drive. You will need the actual CD/DVD or entire Software with an executable file and then install it in another computer. Is this maybe something you have downloaded online?
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I'm copying all my files to a stick, but I really wanted to use a specific program that's no installed on my desktop.
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16 Aug 2011   #3

Windows XP
 
 
Remote Connection

I've sure I've confused you. I'm copying my files over to a stick so I can send it in for repair, not copying programs, in case they can't save my stuff.

I have a program that limits me to only four installations and I wanted to save my three remaining so I don't want to install it on my desktop. I just wanted to use the installed program from my desktop while I was copying my files and until I talked to HP about my screen issues and if it can even be repaired.

I did get the separate monitor to work once or twice, but then I tried to start it in safe mode and then told it to restart normally and now the monitor screen is black, just like the laptop screen, however, I still see the mouse pointer on the monitor.

I'm guessing there's no way to set up remote access (now that i need it) so I can use the laptop's programs on my desktop since I can't see anything, is there?

I just need to finish this project then I can send it back to HP. Sigh.

Thanks.
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16 Aug 2011   #4

Windows XP
 
 
Remote Connection

Good news, I hit the f4 button and it toggled back, but only on the separate monitor!

So now I cane see my stuff, how do I tell Windows 7 to let my Windows XP use it remotely?

Such a saga.
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16 Aug 2011   #5
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

No you didn't confuse me...
I have forgotten to provide you the tutorial on how to setup RDC. I'd usually go back to my posts and edit (its a Habit) but I got so pre-occupied multitasking.
Using Remote Desktop on Windows XP, VISTA and Windows 7 Computers

If setting up RDC gives you a hardtime, pls don't give up bec you may try a Remote Software such as Team Viewer, it's Free.
TeamViewer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gloria View Post
Good news, I hit the f4 button and it toggled back, but only on the separate monitor!

So now I cane see my stuff, how do I tell Windows 7 to let my Windows XP use it remotely?

Such a saga.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 2xg View Post
No you didn't confuse me...
I have forgotten to provide you the tutorial on how to setup RDC. I'd usually go back to my posts and edit (its a Habit) but I got so pre-occupied multitasking.
Using Remote Desktop on Windows XP, VISTA and Windows 7 Computers

If setting up RDC gives you a hardtime, pls don't give up bec you may try a Remote Software such as Team Viewer, it's Free.
TeamViewer - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gloria View Post
Good news, I hit the f4 button and it toggled back, but only on the separate monitor!

So now I cane see my stuff, how do I tell Windows 7 to let my Windows XP use it remotely?

Such a saga.
=)=)
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