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Windows 7: Windows 7 pc to Vista pc?

15 Dec 2010   #11
Kari

 

The absolutely easiest way is for you to download TeamViewer and install it on your computer. Ask then you your dad to go to teamviewer.com, and click Join a Session link.

When he has joined (a bit misleading term), he gets a session ID and password. You run TeamViewer on your computer, and using your dads session ID and password, take remotely control of his computer.

Where the Join A Session link is located on teamviewer.com (you click the big green download button just above it):

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Your dad's computer downloads and runs then a small applet, nothing is installed on his computer. He gets the session ID and password to give to you:

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You run the TeamViewer application and enter session ID:

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And password:

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You are in:

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I take care of my mother's computer back in Finland with TeamViewer, nothing could be easier.

Kari

EDIT: Doc beat me again!




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15 Dec 2010   #12
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Or you could just use that haha.

Another easy way to do it would be to setup a VPN client and connect to that, and you are on their network so you can type \\computer name and connect.

~Lordbob
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16 Dec 2010   #13
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

In reference to the earlier posts, you actually would have been able to use "Windows Remote Assistance" much more easily than "Remote Desktop." You cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to a computer by its name unless you are on the same network with the other machine. You would have to use the IP address, and then if the other computer is connect to a router, even that won't work. Remote Assistance takes care of all the connection issues by using a simple invite/respond system.

Having said all that, TeamViewer is much easier.
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16 Dec 2010   #14
Brian6121990

Mac OS X Yosemite
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
In reference to the earlier posts, you actually would have been able to use "Windows Remote Assistance" much more easily than "Remote Desktop." You cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to a computer by its name unless you are on the same network with the other machine. You would have to use the IP address, and then if the other computer is connect to a router, even that won't work. Remote Assistance takes care of all the connection issues by using a simple invite/respond system.

Having said all that, TeamViewer is much easier.
Thanks for the heads up...no wonder i couldn't connect with remote desktop connection xD
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16 Dec 2010   #15
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MacGyvr View Post
In reference to the earlier posts, you actually would have been able to use "Windows Remote Assistance" much more easily than "Remote Desktop." You cannot use Remote Desktop to connect to a computer by its name unless you are on the same network with the other machine. You would have to use the IP address, and then if the other computer is connect to a router, even that won't work. Remote Assistance takes care of all the connection issues by using a simple invite/respond system.

Having said all that, TeamViewer is much easier.
Ah, didn't know that. I will keep that in mind next time.

Remote desktop should work over VPN right? I will have to test this at some point.

~Lordbob
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