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Windows 7: remote desktop

25 Nov 2009   #1
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
remote desktop

I am starting the process of setting up a Remote Desktop for my machine. I know virtually nothing about it, and at this point, I am only following instructions a friend gave me. However, his instructions are only so applicable, as he only uses XP, and knows nothing about Vista or 7. He did mention that he had heard that there were catches if the host is Vista and the client is XP. Any thoughts, tips, or advice?


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25 Nov 2009   #2
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

What do you plan on doing with it?
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25 Nov 2009   #3
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Access my machine from any computer in the world.
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25 Nov 2009   #4
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

I use teamviewer all the time to fix my family and friends computers remotely. You can check it out here.
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25 Nov 2009   #5
donnyb

Win 7 x64
 
 

I have used Remote Desktop in the past, but have switched to Team Viewer as it is extremely easy to use, and it works quite well (and is approved for use with Win7).
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25 Nov 2009   #6
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kbz1960 View Post
I use teamviewer all the time to fix my family and friends computers remotely. You can check it out here.
TeamViewer Download
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by donnyb View Post
I have used Remote Desktop in the past, but have switched to Team Viewer as it is extremely easy to use, and it works quite well (and is approved for use with Win7).
It is compatible with XP?
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25 Nov 2009   #7
kbz1960

7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Yes I have family and friends still on xp and I have no problem with it.
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25 Nov 2009   #8
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Great! Thanks for the recommendation.
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25 Nov 2009   #9
Win7User512

Windows 7 x64 / Same
 
 

It is compatible with XP as long as you have the latest version from Windows Update.
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25 Nov 2009   #10
acadamis2000

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC
 
 

Also remember when you are setting up remote desktop into your computer from anywhere in the world you need to open the correct ports on your firewall/router to do this. By default, the RDP port is 3389 but can also be set to 3390. In Windows Vista/7 there is also new ways of connecting to renote desktop in a more secure way. In the remote settings options make sure you choose less secure if you are going to remote in with Windows XP.
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