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    Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    I have a laptop with XP Home SP2 installed. I would like to able to access the desktop remotely, but when I go to the 'Remote' tab on the 'System' from the Control panel, I do not have a 'Remote Desktop' panel. All that is there is 'Remote Assistance'. Is this because it is XP Home? Or because it is a laptop. Or have i been given an incomplete XP?

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    Re: Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    It's not in a Control Panel, but an Accessory.

    Try Start | All Programs | Accessories | Communications | Remote Desktop Connection.

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    Re: Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    The Accessory Remote connection is used on the computer which is being used to do the remote working.

    Remote working has first to be enabled using the Remote desktop tab on the Remote tab on the System part of the Control Panel. But this does not exist on my laptop.

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    Re: Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    Sorry about that goofup. According to Work with All of Your Data and Applications While Away from Your Office, "The Remote Desktop feature is not available in Windows XP Home Edition."

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    Re: Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    Thanks for that. I don't need to spend any more time chasing it now!!

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    Re: Remote Desktop (XP Home SP2)

    And when you feel up to it, you might want to check <post:=597,587>post 597,587</post:> and the other leads that are mentioned there. Using the Windows version for remote control is probably the least desirable of the alternatives these days. And the alternatives are <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15>.

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