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Windows 7: Windows remote access between Windows 7 and XP Pro?

29 Dec 2009   #1

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Windows remote access between Windows 7 and XP Pro?

I'm running XP Pro and my parents just bought an HP PC running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). I have their computer name and have tried accessing it from my PC via the Remote Access feature in Accessories, but I continue getting the message "Unable to connect".
IS this because XP Pro and Windows 7 can't communicate between each other?

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29 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bolderboulder View Post
I'm running XP Pro and my parents just bought an HP PC running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). I have their computer name and have tried accessing it from my PC via the Remote Access feature in Accessories, but I continue getting the message "Unable to connect".
IS this because XP Pro and Windows 7 can't communicate between each other?

What firewall and anti virus? what network set up?

Ken
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29 Dec 2009   #3

XP Pro
 
 

Both running AVG Free and Spybot.
Be more specific about network setup question. (Please don't flame, I've been moving to a new house since 6am today and can barely think straight enough to type!)
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29 Dec 2009   #4

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Just make sure to allow remote connections on the XP box. Also make sure that Remote Desktop is allowed in through the XP firewall if it's running.

If it's over the internet, the easiest way is to use something like Teamviewer. Free and works great.
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29 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
LogMeIn

I would set up a LogMeIn account get their free software if you will be connecting to their machine often the software only needs to be installed on the remote machine you can add as many remote clients as you want and access them all form your from their web site login just like checking your e mail lol...I use this constantly it works great
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29 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bolderboulder View Post
I'm running XP Pro and my parents just bought an HP PC running Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit). I have their computer name and have tried accessing it from my PC via the Remote Access feature in Accessories, but I continue getting the message "Unable to connect".
IS this because XP Pro and Windows 7 can't communicate between each other?
Windows 7 Home Premium does not have the ability to host a remote desktop session. They are able to use the client piece only. So something like LogMeIn Express, as someone else suggested maybe the best option. They will need Windows 7 Pro, Enterprise, or Ultimate in order for you to connect to their machine using Remote Desktop.
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29 Dec 2009   #7

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Oops. Missed that one!
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