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Windows 7: Remote Desktop From Windows 7 To Windows XP

27 Sep 2010   #1
Mystical

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Remote Desktop From Windows 7 To Windows XP

I would like to provide tech support to all my family members who live halfway across town. I would like to fully control thier pc, but at the same time they would be able to view what I am doing. I have tried Microsoft's Remote Desktop Client, but I could not get a connection. I have used both the IP address (in command promt) and the public IP address, and still to no avail.

I would like to know what I am doing wrong or not doing. Is there any other remote desktop software that allows the features I mentioned? I also would like software that you do not need to install anything on the remote pc, because that defeats the whole purpose.

Thanks.


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28 Sep 2010   #2
RiverCamp

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
 
 

Remote Desktop will work from Win 7 Pro to XP PRO, but the remote computer will be disabled during the connection period. There is a program call VNC that is free, and you can use it from Win 7 Pro to XP Pro over a remote connection. First you have to set the remote router for port fowarding, and remote access control. This has to be done at the local connection to the Router. This is basic info to help get you started. Hope it helps.
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28 Sep 2010   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Or you could try TeamViewer. Very easy to set up and use. Download from here: TeamViewer Download
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28 Sep 2010   #4
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Remote Desktop and VNC aren't the best solution for what you want to do as they require setup on both computers and most often require a VPN connection.

I second the recommendation of TeamViewer. It is very easy for your remote family members to download and run, no setup is required of them. When they run it,they will be given an id and a pw that they can send you in an email which will allow you to connect to their computer. If you both have cameras, mics & speakers you can also have a concurrent chat session as you control their computer.
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28 Sep 2010   #5
TheOneBobbyGunn

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I know you don't want to install anything on the remote PC, but if you use LogMeIn.com you can set up a free account. All the other person needs to do is download the remote PC controller. I use it many times, and even people who know nothing about computers can still manage to download and install what they need for me to control their PC.
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28 Sep 2010   #6
Mystical

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks for all the replies, I will try all the recommended software.

Also, can I still control a remote pc with XP Home?
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28 Sep 2010   #7
DocBrown

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

TeamViewer installation


TeamViewer
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28 Sep 2010   #8
Mystical

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

I used team viewer and it worked

No messing with router ports or nothing. Simple user interface, its free, has all the options I needed, the remote user only has to double click the "TeamViewer QS.exe" file and read to me the login info.

I really recommend this software over Microsoft's built in Remote Desktop client.

Thanks again everybody.
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29 Sep 2010   #9
coldy

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
Or you could try TeamViewer. Very easy to set up and use. Download from here: TeamViewer Download

team viewer is very good, A friend of mine use's it and works from his comp
to mine if i ever have small minor problems
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29 Sep 2010   #10
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mystical View Post
I used team viewer and it worked

No messing with router ports or nothing. Simple user interface, its free, has all the options I needed, the remote user only has to double click the "TeamViewer QS.exe" file and read to me the login info.

I really recommend this software over Microsoft's built in Remote Desktop client.

Thanks again everybody.
Glad you found TeamViewer to your liking. I think we can get this thread marked a solved now!
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