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Windows 7: Win 7 to Win XP Remote Connection

30 Jan 2012   #1
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 
Win 7 to Win XP Remote Connection

I am using Win 7 and my kids are running Win XP and they live across town. Can I setup Remote Connection between these? Is there written instructions that I can get?

Thanks


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31 Jan 2012   #2
Solidwave

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

You need the Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate versions of Win7 to get remote desktop server support. Windows 7 Starter, Home and Home Premium can connect to other computers via remote desktop but can't be connected to via remote desktop.
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31 Jan 2012   #3
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

Okay, I have Home Premium. Do I understand that I could connect any machine but Home Premuim, can't be the "server"?



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solidwave View Post
You need the Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate versions of Win7 to get remote desktop server support. Windows 7 Starter, Home and Home Premium can connect to other computers via remote desktop but can't be connected to via remote desktop.
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31 Jan 2012   #4
Solidwave

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana
 
 

Yes, all editions of Windows 7 can connect to remote desktop services provided by other computers, but only the only editions of Win 7 that can act as servers are Pro, Ultimate and Enterprise.
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31 Jan 2012   #5
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Jack, here's a much better alternative. Try the free version of Teamviewer. You can install it on each PC and connect to the kids PC like you were sitting in front of it. It's an awesome program.
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31 Jan 2012   #6
Jack1933

Windows 7 32-bit
 
 

I'll look into that! Thanks!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fred Garvin View Post
Jack, here's a much better alternative. Try the free version of Teamviewer. You can install it on each PC and connect to the kids PC like you were sitting in front of it. It's an awesome program.
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