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Windows 7: Using remote desktop to solve specific problem

01 Dec 2009   #1
AlphaWhelp

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Using remote desktop to solve specific problem

I am wanting to use windows 7's remote desktop to solve a very specific problem and I am wondering if this forum can enlighten me on whether or not it will actually work. Here is my situation.

I currently have a super ultra mega desktop deluxe ex plus alpha that I purchased from the year 2099 using my Delorian. I also have a crummy netbook that is so crummy it doesn't even support a 1024 x 768 resolution by default (max is 1024 x 600). Now herein lies the problem. I absolutely need this netbook to run a certain program which just won't even turn on unless I have a 1024 x 768 resolution. Now I've looked into forcing this resolution onto my netbook with windows 7 and it looks like the solutions are either get an external monitor (which doesn't help me at all), or to install windows xp instead, since windows xp drivers support panning resolutions and windows 7 ones don't. My desktop from the future, however, is perfectly capable of running a resolution of 16 million by 9 million and has no problem running the program.

My question, is, however, that if I'm using windows 7 remote desktop, since I am technically running the program on my desktop from the future, can I use remote desktop to bypass this absurd resolution requirement that is preventing me from running this program on my netbook?


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01 Dec 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AlphaWhelp View Post
I am wanting to use windows 7's remote desktop to solve a very specific problem and I am wondering if this forum can enlighten me on whether or not it will actually work. Here is my situation.

I currently have a super ultra mega desktop deluxe ex plus alpha that I purchased from the year 2099 using my Delorian. I also have a crummy netbook that is so crummy it doesn't even support a 1024 x 768 resolution by default (max is 1024 x 600). Now herein lies the problem. I absolutely need this netbook to run a certain program which just won't even turn on unless I have a 1024 x 768 resolution. Now I've looked into forcing this resolution onto my netbook with windows 7 and it looks like the solutions are either get an external monitor (which doesn't help me at all), or to install windows xp instead, since windows xp drivers support panning resolutions and windows 7 ones don't. My desktop from the future, however, is perfectly capable of running a resolution of 16 million by 9 million and has no problem running the program.

My question, is, however, that if I'm using windows 7 remote desktop, since I am technically running the program on my desktop from the future, can I use remote desktop to bypass this absurd resolution requirement that is preventing me from running this program on my netbook?
Hi and welcome

Remote desktop is run on both. your desktop can display whatever its res is, the laptop doesnt have enough pixels to display the larger desktop screen. I doubt that you can force it

Ken J+
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01 Dec 2009   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You might try this.

1. Launch Remote Desktop Connection and click Options.
2. Switch to Display tab, and move the slider to Full Screen.
3. Click Connect to check the issue again.

Also try,
Here's how you run a remote desktop session maximized to a particular monitor:
  1. Start a windowed (non-fullscreen) remote desktop session
  2. Drag the windowed session to the monitor you want
  3. Close the remote desktop session
  4. Set the properties for the connection to "full screen". It must be "full screen", not the actual resolution of your monitor (1280x1024, etc).
  5. Start a remote desktop connection; it'll be full screen on the target monitor
Some more info on this here, read down the page for resolution adjustments. http://blogs.msdn.com/rds/archive/20...p-session.aspx
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01 Dec 2009   #4
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Might it be easier to run the must-have program in a virtual box on the Win7 superscreen and bid farewell to the crappy lappy?
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01 Dec 2009   #5
AlphaWhelp

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Might it be easier to run the must-have program in a virtual box on the Win7 superscreen and bid farewell to the crappy lappy?
sorry, what do you mean by virtual box and superscreen? I'm not illiterate, I've just never heard these words used before.
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