My father in-law has recently purchased a pc. The basic concept of which he has begun to fathom out for himself, but there is alot that he doesn't understand, and would like help with. The problem is that I am 200 miles away. What I would like to know is, isn't there a way to connect pc's with XP Home, but how do you do it, are there settings that I need to find, and what else do I need to know?
Get VNC it's a bit easier than Windows Remote Desktop - click here), just get the free edition as this is enough. Install on both your father-in-law's computer and on your computer. Then you'll need to portforward both your router and his router (if either of you just use a standard modem you don't need to do this, just make sure you allow VNC on your firewall). Portforwarding is easy enough, just post the make and model of the routers and I'll post a page that gives you clear instructions.