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XP Home Edition and Remote Desktop Installation

Q: XP Home Edition and Remote Desktop Installation

I'm running Windows XP Home Edition SP3. I have the XP disk and have followed the instructions for installing the Remote Desktop from the disk. But when I go to do the installation, I'm told the Remote Desktop is already installed. But it is not installed.

Before I got the "correct" instructions and located the XP installation disk, I tried to unsuccessfully install from a download from Microsoft.

What do I need to do to get Remote Desktop successfully installed?


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I have been using Remote Desktop on XP Home edition for nearly three months. I have been told that Remote Desktop on XP Home edition will expire after 90 days of use. Is this true and how do I tell how many days I have left? I use it to connect to work daily so I can't afford to wait until it expires (if indeed it does). Thanks for any help.

A:Remote Desktop on Home edition

Why not use UltraVNC, it never expires and works on any version of Windows.

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Is there any software out that allows you to connect remotely on a machine which is on a small local network? I have setup a local area network around my home and was just curious one day if there was any way to do this?

A:Remote Desktop with Window's Home Edition?

A lot of people recommend UltraVNC: http://www.uvnc.com/index.html

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I have a desktop PC running Window XP Home Edition and my laptop has XP Pro Edition. I want to use my desktop as the host computer and would like to run "Remote Desktop" so I can access the desktop via my laptop. I've been told both that it is possible and that it is not. The reason given for not being able to do so was that the "host" computer has to be running the Pro Edition. Is this correct and if not can anyone suggest a good site with a "good" step by step setup for doing this?

Thanks! David

A:Remote Desktop in Window XP Home Edition

You can only use remote desktop to remote into a Windows XP Pro computer. The only way you can remote into a Windows XP home computer is to install a VNC application. I suggest using UltraVNC.

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I am trying to access my Laptop using Remote Desktop, but unfortunately after hours of troubleshooting I gave up :-(
I hope the following feedback of what I've done or observed will help solve this issue:
- No listening on TCP Port 3389 was displayed after executing netstat in cmd line

- Remote Desktop Service in services.msc is set to automatic and restarted several times
- TermService running in Task Manager with PID 1196. Netstat shows however that UDP is listening on port 5355 for that PID

- RD access is activated accordingly in the system control panel.
- Deactivating the firewall didn't help
- May be an important observation : Since following two drivers are not listed under the Device Manager:

Remote Desktop Services Security Filter DriverRDP Winstation Driver
I found those two under my windows 7 pro OS on another PC and in several postings in internet related to this topic.

Thanks in advance for your help !!

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I was trying to install windows XP home edition in my custom build desktop. Every time I tried to format my hard drive and install windows its coming back with not copying so many files from windows setup. Sometimes its copying the files when I pressed enter but sometimes I had to press esc to skip the file. I tried reformatting and every time it ended up in not copying some different files. These are the steps I have done so far
1) I replaced my optical drive with a brand new cd drive to make sure its reading the disc properly
2) I checked hard disk in BIOS hard drive test and its came back with no errors in it
3) I tried with 3 different windows installation disc to eliminate errors due to scratches on cd surface.

Could anybody please tell me what else I can do to complete my installation properly. Thanks in advance

A:unable to copy installation files during windows xp home edition installation. help ?

try 1 stick of ram until windows is installed.

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Hi All,

I just completed a fresh install of windows xp home edition. The computer starts up in safe mode, but not in normal mode. When I try to start in normal mode, it goes to the windows xp loading screen with the green loading bar and then goes blank, with my moniter blinking on and off. a checkdisk in safe mode returns no errors. the only things plugged into the motherboard are my cd drive and a video card. any ideas?

Thanks for your time,

A:xp home edition new installation

Have a look in device manager for any yellows and reinstall driver.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.40GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1278 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 39166 MB, Free - 22622 MB; F: Total - 29981 MB, Free - 11933 MB; G: Total - 22999 MB, Free - 22934 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Computer Corp., 0G1548, A00, ..CN708213ANL0YG.
Antivirus: Kaspersky Internet Security, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Kindly advise if it is possible to install Windows XP Home Edition on an external USB hard drive partition having NTFS file system. Can the PC be booted from this installation, instead of from the current hard drive installation? And then would it be safe to uninstall the original Windows installation on the hard drive to save space. Would I need to do anything to safeguard my emails in Windows Live mail and my files in My Documents folder?
At presest the size of the Windows folder on the hard disk drive is 5.25 GB (compressed from 7.22 GB). Also, can any of the files on the System Volume Information folder be transferred to a different partition on the USB external hard drive?
I am most grateful for your kind help and advice regarding my query. Thank you very much for all the kind help.

A:Installation of Windows XP Home Edition


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One of the moderator's on another topic told me that it might be good to re-install fresh my Windows XP to help the slowing down of the initial start up.
My real question here is what is the correct procedure to do this. I found the sealed "Re-installation CD" that originally came with the computer back in 2002.
Must I delete what is on the computer presently first before inserting the re-installation CD? Thanks for any help.

A:Re-installation of Windows XP Home Edition

Answered in your other thread:


You format the drive early in the installation process

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Hi,I have Windows XP professional edition i want to install home edition.Is it possible to install both of them or completely uninstall professinal before installing home edition?
I have read that by using advanced option in installation we can install installation files in another partition,is it possible?Also if i completely uninstall can i save my earlier settings ?

A:Installation of Windows home edition

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Hello all, recently i decided to try out a linux distro called ubuntu which i have used for programming for quite some time now.

I have gotten tired of ubuntu and decided to switch back to xp.
So i go to load my xp disc and everything is going smooth. It asks if i would like to repair or start a fresh installation. I hit enter to make a new installation instead of repairing, it keeps going and then stops and says it cannot recognize the cd i have in the drive. Says to please insert a windows cd.

Well theres obvioulsy one in seeing as though i was able to have the options to repair or make a new installation but for some reason that just isnt working.

I tried my other xp disc and it did the same thing.

Tried on another computer that is currently running vista and it id the same thing with both discs also.

Also tried repairing an get the same error.

Any idea what is going on?
One disc is old and the other is fairly new. Both are SP2.

I am running Ubuntu 7.04 fiesty fawn.

All help is highly appreciated.

Thanks, grova

A:[Installation Error] Windows Xp home edition

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I'm attempting to do a clean install of Windows XP on a home built PC. my old 120 gig maxtor drive is dying, so I bought a new Maxtor 300 gig SATA drive.
The problem I'm having is that the Windows Home edition CD won't recognize the size of the hard drive. I've partitioned it, it won't recognize the partitions, insists I have a drive that is 131 gig and wants me to format it before it will let me install, so ok, I let it format the drive, it goes through the first phase of a clean install, and then after it wants to reboot the first time, it starts over, can't see the drive size and wants to format the drive again. I'm stuck in a loop.
I've even tried cloning the old drive, but it won't boot, says it can't find the operating system. Can anyone help me figure this out? I'd far rather do a clean install, the old 120 gig drive has bad sectors, etc......

A:XP Home edition clean installation problem

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I'm trying to revive an older computer I've had laying around. I reformatted the HD, and reinstalled a slip streamed version of XP SP3 that I created.

During the installation of files I got an application error for

RDSHOST.EXE & MSDTC.EXE. I looked them both up and they are important components to the installation of Windows. I got to about 19 minutes of installation and it hangs up. It's not the typical 34 minute error that is related to hardware issues.

I'm assuming the inability to install these files above are the reasons why I am unable to complete the installation? What steps should I take from here? Why are these files not copying from the install CD and what do I need to do to make them work? Any information is appreciated. Thanks.

A:XP Home Edition Installation Questions/Problems

I would run Memtest86 to make sure it's not a memory issue.

Also, since it's a slipstreamed CD, you might try redoing that. I know I've burned a lot of coasters...

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I recently bought an HP computer at Best Buy around Christmas, and it came with Windows 7 Home Edition x64. Recently, it was refusing to boot, so I used the system restore option to go back to a restore point. After it finished, I rebooted, and was greeted with the same screen, saying that I Windows could not boot.
Eventually, I did a full Factory Reset, and the system tried reinstalling Windows 7. As I booted into it, it seemed as though it would boot, but it gave me an error window, and said that Windows could not install, and to reboot to continue the installation. Every time I reboot, it gives me the same screen. Any help in this matter would be greatly appreciated, and if any other information is needed, I would be glad to get it. Thank you.

A:Windows 7 x64 Home Edition Installation Problems

Are you tapping the F11 key at bootup to trigger Factory Recovery as described under section titled Restore the PC to its original condition using the f11 key if Windows 7 is not accessible here: Recover Windows 7 Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP technical support (United Kingdom - English)

Did you make the Recovery Disk set so you can boot those if the F11 Recovery Partition will not run?

Since you're under full warranty with tech support for a year, I would call HP Tech Support and have them verify the problem and RMA the machine or send you the Recovery Disk set then walk you through reinstall.

Or....If you have access to a Win7 installation DVD we can help you clean reinstall without the factory bloatware and useless HP utilities using the Product Key on the COA sticker. Here are the steps: re-install windows 7

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Hello, I'm having some problems installing Windows XP: Home Edition on my computer. This is a fresh install on a brand new Hdd. I've eliminated it being an hdd or bad xp disk issue, as I've tried both of my disks on multiple hdds, and i only run into the problem on one computer. It goes through the formatting, and copying of the files. But the problem is with the reboot halfway through the installation. It boots back up, POSTS and goes to a black screen with a little green dot in one corner and that's where it stops. Any ideas for what could be causing this? Thanks


A:Windows xp Home Edition installation issues.

2 things to try, 1st remove all but 1 of the sticks of ram from the machine. if u get the same problem remove that stick and use another. 2nd remove your graphics card and do the install with the on board graphics chip if u have one. Also it is not advisable to overclock while doing an install of windows. if u are oced then reset the clocks and memory timings, do the install and overclock again when the install is complete

AMD Athlon 64 3500+ oced @ 2.6 Gz
ECS N-Force 4 A-939 K8 HT2000
2 GB DDR SDRAM (3.0-3-3-8 @ 200 MHz) CR 1T
PCI-E XFX GeForce 7600 GT oced @ C/M 701/862 Mhz
250 GB Maxtor 7Y250M0 SATA HDD
160 GB Western Digital WD1600JD-75HBB0 SATA HDD
Sound Blaster live 5.1 digital audio
Xerox TFT 8ms 19" LCD Flat screen and 19" Philips 1095 running in duelview
Logitech mx 518 gaming grade laser guide mouse
Windows XP x64 Proffesional
All chipsets water cooled by the Vantec Stingray with Fluid XP+
2x12" bass drivers crossed @ 120mhz, 4x6" mid drivers combined with
2 baby bum horns and 2 tweeters together running @ 250 watts RMS

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This computer has been giving me problems since about a month ago and all I have tried to do is install windows on it. I have tried multiple different version windows CDs and all of them gave me separate frustrating problems, but eventually I have decided to go with Windows Home edition which also gave me many problems. I spent hours and hours getting through these problems, so many of them I don't even remember them all.

Anyways, I got through the first part of the installation and formatted my hard drive without any problem. After the computer restarts itself to start the next part of the installation it will begin installing while telling me about all the features of Home and after the progress bar gets to about halfway the screen will blink black a few times till it finally restarts, or it will just get stuck in the middle of the loading bar until I restart it myself. One time it actually got passed this part of the installation and the computer asked me to put in my desired computer name and it restarted as I was typing!

I am trying to figure out what could be causing these problems, could it be because of the CD? or because of the CD Drive? Maybe it's the hard drive? Any kind of help will be appreciated, i just want to get this computer up and running again.

A:Windows XP Home Edition Installation Issue

System manufacturer and model?

What is the source of the disk you are attempting to use?

Have you run a diagnostic on the hard drive?

How much memory is installed?


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Hey all! Yesterday, I used a partitioning program to make a 50 GB partition, which I planned to install Windows XP (32 bit) Home Edition on. The partitioning went well, and when I tried to install xp on the new partition, everything is normal, but after it loads drivers and other files, I got the blue screen of death and the following error message: STOP: 0x0000007B (0xF78D2524,0xC0000034,0x00000000,0x00000000). My computer specs are as followed: http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/toshiba-sa...5.html?tag=psum . If anyone can help me, it would be most appreciated. Thanks! -ConnorEDIT: Merged duplicate topic posts ~ Hamluis.

A:Dual Boot Installation with Windows XP Home Edition

What media...were you attempting to use...to install Windows?

There is no need to use any partitioning software to create a partition to install XP on.

If you were using recovery/restore disks supplied by a system manufacturer...they format as part of the recovery/restore operation.

If you were using a MS Genuine XP CD...it does it all (create/format partition, install XP).

So...I would suggest you delete your created partition and try again.


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how do backup this?Without prejudice in linux?
Is it possible to do in USB STICK to make partition backup? Without prejudice in files linux?
how to do backup this? in software free Please.

A:backup Windows XP Home edition because installation linux

RAMIA, you should really convert your Hebrew to English.  At least for me, it is very hard to understand you.  With this kind of technical information it is no good.

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I have Mesh desktop computer. It had Windows XP Home Edition. It is 10 years old (I bought it in 2004) and over the years it became very slow and sluggish. Originally, XP system installed on it was without any service packs but with the updates it was at SP3 level. It has a CD drive, DVD drive and floppy drive. It started giving error messages as follows:
Could not start
Hall.dll is corrupt or missing.
Windows Root>\system 32\hal.dll please reinstall a copy of the above file.

So I decided to clean reinstall it and backed my files to an external drive.

BTW Here is the Hardware info:
AMI Bios version 08.00.09
Build date 09/02/2004

Type Intel? Pentium ? 4 CPU 3.00 GHz
Speed 3000 MHz
Count 1

System memory
Size 960 MB
Speed 333 MHz Dual Channel

I only have recovery CD from the manufacturers and no drivers CD. My mistake is that I never made recovery disks at SP3 level.

I went in BIOS and set the system to start from CD. It booted from CD and I went in recovery consol. There I took option to reinstall the Windows XP Home Edition.

It was listing 2 partitions
F: Minint Partition 1
C: Partition 2

I chose partition 1 as I was novice and did not think that I should have chosen partition 2 as it was bigger one. The installation process went through but when rebooted the system was asking for the password before it could load. I never set any password on this desktop. When I could not l... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Cannot reinstall XP Home Edition freezes in mid installation - sys file and

I'm thinking that reverting to one partition, unless you're planning something special and trying again might be in order. The other possibility is that the CD with age has deteriorated..

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Had a power outage that caused me to do a system restore on my Windows XP Home Edtion computer. After that I would try to run windows, and would get an error that said "Not installed for this user" even though there was only 1 user. Tried to delete office but it was not listed under add/remove programs. Now when I try to install it, it gets all the way to the publishing product part of the installation and then says:

"Error 1317: Setup cannot create the folder C:\Windows\Installer\variouslettersandnumbers . Verify that the path exists in your system and you have sufficient permissions to update it." I had tried changing permissions in safe mode (due to windows xp home) and that hasn't worked. The HP people said they have no idea and to call microsoft. You guys are my last hope before spending buku bucks to speak w/ Microsoft.

Avast Antivirus

I also cannot update to service pack 2 now. Windows will download the update, but when it trys to install I end up getting an error.

Can anyone help?

A:Windows Xp Home Edition/ Office Installation Permission Problems

Well, it seems that you have several situations that need address.

a. I suggest you run chkdsk.

b. I further suggest you uninstall/reinstall Office 2003 (seems to be a problem only with that version).

c. If not a legitimate copy of XP (question arises in my mind), consider leaving it uninstalled and using Open Office.

d. A repair install of XP (up to current standards) appears to be in order.

e. Check Event Viewer for errors, particularly re the hard drive.


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Had a power outage that caused me to do a system restore on my Windows XP Home Edtion computer. After that I would try to run windows, and would get an error that said "Not installed for this user" even though there was only 1 user. Tried to delete office but it was not listed under add/remove programs. Now when I try to install it, it gets all the way to the publishing product part of the installation and then says: "Error 1317: Setup cannot create the folder C:\Windows\Installer\variouslettersandnumbers . Verify that the path exists in your system and you have sufficient permissions to update it." I had tried changing permissions in safe mode (due to windows xp home) and that hasn't worked. The HP people said they have no idea and to call microsoft. You guys are my last hope before spending buku bucks to speak w/ Microsoft. My hihjack it log is as follows: Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 3:42:28 PM, on 9/23/2007Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 (6.00.2600.0000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exeC:\Program Files\Alwil Software&#... Read more

A:Windows Xp Home Edition/ Office Installation Permission Problems

can anyone help please?

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I have a Dell dimension 2350 and when I start up the machine it get past the log in screen, loads the background and then nothing happens, no icons nothing. It will not boot in safe mode either, same thing as normal start up no icons or anything else. The screen saver does come on though. Any help would be appreciated.


A:No desktop windows XP Home edition

can you check your task manager once you've logged in to see if there's anything running there that shouldn't be?

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I have a Dell dimension 2350 and when I start up the machine it get past the log in screen, loads the background and then nothing happens, no icons nothing. It will not boot in safe mode either, same thing as normal start up no icons or anything else. The screen saver does come on though. Any help would be appreciated.


A:No desktop windows XP Home edition

can you check your task manager once you've logged in to see if there's anything running there that shouldn't be?

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I found a number of trojan viruses and having deleted them with AVG I rebooted my system only to find that I can't see the desktop. All can see is the wallpaper and the mouse pointer (which does move). Right clicking does nothing! I can load Task Manager via Ctrl Alt Del and this has allowed me to run a Hijackthis scan which I post here for your information - I do hope someone can help me - thank you in advance.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 13:48:11, on 26/08/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16705)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\msftesql.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL.1\MSSQL\Binn\sqlservr.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\90\Shared\sqlwriter.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HijackThis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.google.co.uk/
R... Read more

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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I have a brand new Dell Computer and have just had it for almost a month now. The OS is Windows XP Home Edition, SP2, and IE 6SP2

Re: Desktop icons ? When I right-click on the desktop and choose Arrange icons by name, it does not seem arrange them. I do see them give a little jiggle, but they do not change positions.. Always checked there is Show Desktop Items. If I uncheck that, the items disappear from the desktop. If I choose Arrange by Type or any other, I can see the icons do their little jiggle, but when I go back to Arrange By, just the Show Desktop Icons is checked. So whatever, I check, all it will show is that. But none of the icons move on the desktop. It is as though they are locked.

When I right-click on the desktop, to Display Properties, Desktop Items, and the Web tab, Lock Desktop Items is not checked.

Not sure what I have done to cause this. Dell restored the computer to its original state two days ago, and I have downloaded for hours (Windows updates, Hijackguard, Registry Mechanic, Spybot, and others), and I also went to the Settings in Display Properties and changed the Screen Resolution to 800 by 600 pixels, as the fonts were so tiny in Windows. Also the Color Quality is set at Highest (32-bit).

I can move each icon manually. Jeez, hope I made this clear enough. Thanks much!

So somewhere along the way, I messed up and do not know where. Maybe you would.

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I recently had a worm and now that I have it cleared up, and my computer is working again, My desktop display isn't.

Start/control panel/display/desktop

The buttons are there but they are light and not working, I cannot change the picture either. How do I fix this.

I have tried making a new account on the computer, but that did not work .

Any help appreciated

A:XP home edition desktop display not working

Dis-regard I have fixed it!java script:add_smilie("","smid_21")java script:add_smilie("","smid_35")

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Hello, here is my problem. I created a 2 gigabyte virtual disk partition, but for some reason had issues when it came to copy files that were on the same drive as the partition file. The details are sporatic:

- The partition file is on the same drive. The files are being copied from one folder to the partition, when "mounted" (opened for use/decrypted) the the partition file appears as a disk drive.

- I am running the computer as administrator. When I access the folder from which the files are being copied lets call this "Folder-A" the properties of the folder have all the files listed as "read only."

- I turned off my two antiviruses AVAST and AVG, both freeware, and turned off my DSL modem. Which is really a router, Verizon just calls it that! It's not a modem Verizon, its a darn router. It says so right on the device!

- What happens is that I am able to copy one file from Folder-A to the partion the pgp-partition/virtual disk. Then if I copy anything else from the same source drive (the had drive both are on) it doesn't work. The copy stalls, then my system stalls, and I have to manually restart!

- I have two other smamller virtual disk that work fine. One is 100MB and the other is 300MB. They both work 100% ok!

- The file being copied is a pgp self-extracting. The two other virtual disk work fine so I doubt that has anything to do with it.

What could it be? I've ran a dis defrag on the HD, scanned them all for viruse... Read more

A:PGP Desktop 9.0.6 Home Edition - Virtual Disk Problems - Etc.

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Is there any way to install Remote Desktop (so I can remotely log onto it) on my Windows XP Home? If so, how?


A:Remote Desktop and XP Home

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I am having trouble accessing my home computer that is linked up through the BT home hub. I want to access my home computer through work.

Anyone help me with this specific router (BT home hub)

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop through my BT Home Hub

Here is how to forward ports on your specific device -


the port you need to forward is 3389.

Make sure to assign a static IP to the PC you want to Remote Desktop into.

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I have two Windows xp home edition PCs connected on a workgroup through a Linksys wrt54g

I realize that the rdp server application is only on the professional edition of xp.

I was wondering if there was any freeware app I could use to turn my desktop PC into a terminal remote desktop server so I could access it with my laptop remotely using the remote desktop connection client app that comes installed on home edition.

Any suggestions?

A:Remote Desktop Over Home Lan

See if this will do:LogMeInhttps://secure.logmein.com/go.asp?page=productcomparisonOr this:VNChttp://www.realvnc.com/products/features.html

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A long time ago I started looking into this because my mum has a PC with XP Home on and I am running XP Pro (both fully up to date), however I seem to recall reading that you couldn't remote into a XP Home machine, only into a XP Pro machine, is this correct?

Ideally I would like to try and sort this out so I can sort out any problems with my mums PC if/when they arise without having to try and talk her through it on the phone which can be quite difficult at times.

Any advice or pointers would be very much appreciated.

PS. Not sure if this would be better suited in the networking forum or not? If so, feel free to move it.

Thanks in advance.

A:Remote desktop from XP Pro to XP Home

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Hi there,

For a number of months now my Mum and Dad's computer has been playing up and randomly reseting itself, even when not being worked hard or getting too hot. For example, just now my Dad was typing out an email and had just sent it off and it switched off and flipped back to the Windows Startup screen. It doesn't appear to be related to any particular type of software either, since I have been able to multitask on it myself using Windows Media Player and a number of IE7 windows, whereas when my Mum or Dad have been on it, they have been using very little power from what I can gather, only using 1 IE7 window at a time and using Microsoft Outlook on the odd occasion.

The specification of the computer is as follows:

2002 Windows XP Home SP2
1.8Ghz Pentium 4 processor
64MB Geforce 4 MX440 Graphics Card
40GB HDD connected via IDE

As you can probably tell this is an old machine (bought in 2003) and so is well out of it's warranty. Are there any replacement parts which need to be added to make it more stable or would it be best to do a complete rebuild of the system ie. reinstall Windows.



A:Sony VAIO Desktop - Windows XP Home Edition Problems

if money is not a problem upgrade
get a can of air and blow the dust out paying paticular attention around the fans and heatsinks
post what the bios lists for temps and voltages
always include the power supply in your specs they are not much use without it

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I am trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my WinXP Home Edition to my parents WinXP Home Edition. Both computers are set to "allow remote assistance..." and to "Allow users to connect remotely...", however I encountered an error that said the client could not connect... I suspect we did not have it configured properly.

I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to connect between 2 WinXP Home Edition machines using Remote Desktop?
2. I am using the IP address for the computer name...is this correct?
3. is it necessary to enter a User Name and Password in the Remote Desktop configuration?
4. How do I find out the Domain?? Is that the same as their ISP?

Thanks in advance!

A:Remote Desktop home XP to home XP

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Hi all... I'm usually pretty comfortable with networking support, but recently got stuck on a project for a client of mine, and could use a little help.

First, the rather simple goal: to be able for an office employee to use MS Remote Desktop at home to access a work computer.

As I understand it, in order to use RDC from an off-site computer, one will first need to establish a VPN connection to the office network (RDC has been tested within the office environment and works fine)

The office I am supporting has an AT&T broadband connection with 8 static IP's (5 usable) running off of a Netopia 3347-02 (firmware 7.81r2). The Netopia gateway is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.30 and the computer I have set up as the VPN server (by doing basically this http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_vpn_server.htm) is assigned to 7x.xxx.xxx.20.

I would like to simply VPN to the 7x.xxx.xxx.20 machine, and then RDC into that and 3-4 other machines once on VPN. I have accessed the Netopia settings and set up pinholes for port 1723 on TCP, but repeatedly get an "Error 800" when trying to establish the Windows VPN.

From a topic at another forum (http://www.dslreports.com/forum/r19949739-Help-with-3347NWG006-remote-desktopVPN-issue) I attempted to set up a pinhole for PPTP, but like the user in that topic, do not have such an option in my firmware. And after perusing Moto's support page (http://www.netopia.com/support/hardware/index.html) I didn't come across... Read more

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I have Windows XP home...at home, and I would like the capabilites of Remote Desktop Server so I can log into it from afar. Is this possible? Any recomendations? I don't want...or have for that matter...the money for XP Pro, plus I only want this one feature. Can that functionality be purchased or turned on? If not, any open source software that will do the same?

Thanks in advance

A:Remote Desktop Server+XP Home

This is your lucky day.


It is free, and most likely serve your goals.

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Hi, I have three Win 8 PCs at my office and a Win 7 Pro PC at home. Does anyone have a clear set of instructions for how I can set up remotes access so I can work on my office PCs from home? These are all my PCs too, not a company I work for. Many thanks all.

A:Help With Remote Desktop Between Office and Home PCs.

Download and install Teamviewer.

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Hey guys

I have been trying to use remote desktop just within my home to help my wife with her hourly tech problems. Everytime I try to connect to her laptop I get an error "No terminal server installed". I swear I have used it at home before connecting to a buddies laptop. Is there a service I have to make sure is running on her laptop?

A:Remote Desktop @ home not working...

Does it say No Terminal "Server" Installed


No Terminal "Services" Installed

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I need to connect my computer at work from my home computer both has window 10 home, how I do that?

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How's everyone doing?

My operating system is xp home edition and I unwittingly deleted my remote desktop program. It was only used to access a computer that ran on xp pro, so there wasn't a problem using it, and I don't need anything else fancy, just my old RtD.

Unfortunately, I don't know how exactly to reinstall it. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Reinstalling Remote Desktop on xp home

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Are there any new setting changes I need to make on my XP Pro machine, so I can access it with Remote Desktop from my Vista Home Premium machine?

I'm able to RDP into a box with Server 2003, but I cannont access my local XP Pro machine with my new Home Premium laptop.


A:Home Premium Remote Desktop to XP

Also, I can access shared folders on the computer running XP from my Vista laptop... in case that matters.

I also downloaded and used TeamViewer, and although it worked I was only able to take control of the XP machine if I'd already logged in, which isn't what I need.

Thanks in advance.

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Hello, I need help in knowing if I can use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home to log into a remote computer from my PC.

I purchased a PC with Windows 10 Home not realizing that I will have to log into a PC in another location. I am told that to use Remote Desktop I would have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro, and I would not even see Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home. But I checked and the Remote Desktop app is there and there is a place to enter the remote computer name.

I don't want to have to upgrade to the Pro version of Windows 10 unless I have to. I will only be logging into the remote PC from my PC, not the other way around.

Thanks very much for your help.

A:Can I use Remote Desktop with Windows 10 Home?

Yes, you can use it as a client that connects to another computer, but not as the target of a connection request.

In other words, you can DTP out but not in.

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Is there an easy way to remote access a 7 system from XP within a home network? (No 3rd party software plz)

I hear people are having problems with remote desktop away from home, but is it any different doing it between 2 pcs in the same house?

Can I prevent people outside the network from attempting remote connection?

(EDIT: nvm, I was thinking of putting the remote PC to sleep when not connected, and waking it up to save power. Looks like you can't even wake up the remote PC remotely...)

A:Remote desktop within home network?

I know you have said no 3rd party software but I've been using TeamViewer v7 for years set to accept LAN connections exclusively and have complete control over three other LAN connected computers, including XP. I can't see how TV could be improved upon for this situation.

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Do anyone of you have a VNC, Remote Desktop or similar remote access setup at your home ?

Has there been any attacks?

What can be done to secure it ?

A:Do you have VNC, Remote Desktop etc to your Home System?

Here's a site that describes how to use VNC within a SSH encrypted tunnel.


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I have just found that Vista Home Basic does not include "Remote Desktop". Does anyone know of a way to add it to Basic? I do not want to use a third party system if possible. I have setup a VPN network okay, but would like to add Remote Desktop to the system.


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Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?
I upgraded to home premium and now found that I can not remote desktop TO this pc
Obviously I could upgrade from home to PRO but didn't know if I can just "add" RDP to this home PC at all
I realize there are 3rd party software vendors I can use (think I saw VNC, mesh, go2mtg, etc)
Any thoughts, suggestions?

A:Any way to add Remote Desktop (host) to W7 home?

Hi there
NO -- this is a BIG disappointment to zillions of people who get computers loaded with W7 Home from stores.

It's almost a universal requirement these days that people want to access HOME computers from the Internet / Work etc etc.

There are "3rd party options" like "Logmein" etc but some work places now block these sites and ports and aren't in any case a true alternative for RDP.

There were "get arounds" in Windows XP HOME (XP PRO always allowed RDP as a Server rather than a client) but they seemed to have locked down W7 a bit better now.

I'm sure allowing RDP in W7 Home wouldn't have been a big deal for MS -- it's certainly IMO needed.

For Linux VNC is a good solution -- whether you could use this on Windows as a server I don't know.


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