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Windows 7: Remote Desktop Software

26 Apr 2010   #1
Bob Green

windows 7
 
 
Remote Desktop Software

I would like to run my desktop PC remotely from my laptop. The desktop runs Win 7 Home Premium so does not support the Win 7 Remote Desktop feature. Can someone recommend a 3rd party software package? My laptop runs Win 7 Pro.

Thanks, Bob


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26 Apr 2010   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

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26 Apr 2010   #3
ccatlett1984

 

If you plan on doing this in your home I would recommend VNC, RealVNC - VNC Free Edition 4.1
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27 Apr 2010   #4
Bob Green

windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the recommendations.

Bob
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27 Apr 2010   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

TeamViewer hands down, been using it over a year now with No Problems
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27 Apr 2010   #6
ccatlett1984

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
TeamViewer hands down, been using it over a year now with No Problems
The only issue that i see with teamviewer is that even if the host and client are on the same network, it tunnels everything out to the internet and then back in. So you can end up with much lower performance than something like VNC or RDP.
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28 Apr 2010   #7
Bob Green

windows 7
 
 

Since I plan to use remote desktop only on my home network, it sounds like VNC is the best choice. Also, exposing all of my keyboard and screen traffic to the external world makes me a bit uncomfortable.

Bob
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