Accesing a remote computer

  varney 14:20 08 Dec 2006
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I have just set up my mother in law with broadband, at times she get stuck and needs help, is there something simple (similar to PC Anywhere) I can use to look at what she sees on her computer?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 14:39 08 Dec 2006

Remote desktop is already built into XP click here

  anskyber 14:40 08 Dec 2006
  varney 18:28 08 Dec 2006

Thanks guys, however we are both running XP Home. varney

  Madscot_uk 18:45 08 Dec 2006

I recently discovered a website called logmein.com click here which requires a prog to be installed on the controlled computer, it can then be accessed & controlled from a web browser anywhere, using a set of passwords to access it.

I use it to access my home pc from university and so far it does what i need, which is basic control & being able to copy & paste text, i believe there is a paid version if u need to copy files etc

Ms

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:50 08 Dec 2006

XP Home

Start - Programs - Accessories - Communication - Remote Desktop Connection.

  Billawa 19:15 08 Dec 2006

For what it is worth, I am running Windows XP Home. As an experiment I inserted the Windows disc and started to install "Remote Desktop Connection". The result was a message that the operating system, i.e. XP already had it installed on the computer. Seems to confirm Fruit Bat's original comment!

  varney 20:46 12 Dec 2006

thanks will try MSN

  LastChip 20:52 12 Dec 2006

click here

It's what I use to log on to my daughters XP Home PC when she's in trouble.

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