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Windows 7: Remote Access to my Desktop

16 Feb 2012   #1
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 
Remote Access to my Desktop

Hello out there Windows 7 Geeks,

Here is what i would like to try and do. I have two computers, a Desktop and a Laptop. My Desktop sits at home, while my laptop goes with me to school or anywhere else that i need it.

Now, i would like to see how i can set up my computers (or network?) so that i can access my Desktop files via my laptop online.
I want to try and carry as few files on the laptop as possible, such as if ever lost or stolen, i wont have my data or files compromised/stolen.
I also plan to install a SSD on the laptop, in order to try and make my battery last longer, but SSD's are still too expensive (i have a 250 HDD right now), I'm thinking of getting a 64GB SSD and trying to carry as few files as possible. Getting a 250 GB SSD is just way too expensive right now.

I'm looking out there for something that is free and simple to use.

I have heard that Windows has a thing called Remote Desktop Connenction, but i have tried to use it, but i never got it to work somehow. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.


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16 Feb 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis View Post
Hello out there Windows 7 Geeks,

Here is what i would like to try and do. I have two computers, a Desktop and a Laptop. My Desktop sits at home, while my laptop goes with me to school or anywhere else that i need it.

Now, i would like to see how i can set up my computers (or network?) so that i can access my Desktop files via my laptop online.
I want to try and carry as few files on the laptop as possible, such as if ever lost or stolen, i wont have my data or files compromised/stolen.
I also plan to install a SSD on the laptop, in order to try and make my battery last longer, but SSD's are still too expensive (i have a 250 HDD right now), I'm thinking of getting a 64GB SSD and trying to carry as few files as possible. Getting a 250 GB SSD is just way too expensive right now.

I'm looking out there for something that is free and simple to use.

I have heard that Windows has a thing called Remote Desktop Connenction, but i have tried to use it, but i never got it to work somehow. I am running Windows 7 Home Premium.

Simple. Team viewer. Free, bullet proof, and easy to use. I use team view about 10 hours a day and have had zero problems.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
16 Feb 2012   #3
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

Send a link with a tutorial on how to us it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Feb 2012   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dbtmellis View Post
Send a link with a tutorial on how to us it?
Um google team view and look. It is so easy to use you may not need a tutorial
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16 Feb 2012   #5
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

Ive also heard about the up and coming term "cloud computing" where i just store my files on a Server somewhere, i dont want to do that. I want to store MY files on MY comptuers. Plus, i dont want to spend any money doing this
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16 Feb 2012   #6
dbtmellis

Windows 7 Home Premuim 64 Bit
 
 

im taking a google look for it right now
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16 Feb 2012   #7
Fred Garvin

Windows
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Simple. Team viewer. Free, bullet proof, and easy to use. I use team view about 10 hours a day and have had zero problems.
My all time favorite program!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Feb 2012   #8
gam3over

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Teamviewer is the simplest most effective way, i've been using it for a couple years now and not had one problem.
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