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Q: remote desktop and Windows 7 Home premium

I have a windows 7 home premium laptop that I am trying to connect to my office PC via VPN. I can make the vpn connection and login to my office PC. I launch into my Outlook but when I exit and try to go to another desktop program I get disconnected everytime from my session. what can I do?

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A: remote desktop and Windows 7 Home premium

Are there any related error messages in your application event log? After you get disconnected, are you able to RDP back into the office PC?

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Dear fellows,

i have learned via internet that Windows 7 Home Premium computer cant b accessed remotly but it can access computer remotly ( with professional or ultimate versions). Isnt it????

Unfortunattly i have Home Premium, i have found a Patch " rdp concurrent" which they say can allow Home Premium Versions to be accessed remotly. Is this safe to use this patch? or is there anyother way to overcome this issuse?

i want remote connection over the internet, how to make a remote connection so that i can login remotly whenever i want???

please guide me as i dont want to use any other softerware.

A:Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Home Premium

Enable Remote Desktop Connection on Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 - Hoff Says
That's safe. It only has the files termsrv.dll, termsrv.exe, rdpclip.dll, rdpclip.exe
And a firewall rule.

Those 4 files are just put in %SystemRoot%\System32\
They are taken from a win7 ultimate machine. At least that's what they normally do

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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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Hi, can anyone tell me if Windows 7 Home Premium supports remote desktop connections?  In the "compare" list that Microsoft gives comparing all versions of Windows 7 there is no indication that it doesn't.  But in looking at the instructions on
this page:
On the screenshot under #3 - on my computer the bottom part of that window called REMOTE DESKTOP doesn't show up!  So just wondering if I need a different version.  

A:Does Windows 7 Home Premium Support Remote Desktop Access

All editions of Windows 7 include Remote Desktop Connection.


You can use Remote Desktop to initiate a connection from any edition of Windows 7.
You can connect to computers running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise.
You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to computers running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

For more information, please refer to this article:

Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questionsPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Hi All,
I am able to do RDP from windows 7 to windows 10 pro using port forwarding but not able to from windows 10 pro to windows 7.
I tried VPN way (it says it connected and in windows 7 incoming clients it shows connection but when I do RDP does not connect and also with port forwarding)


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A:Remote Desktop from Windows 7 Home Premium to Windows XP

I'm doing it from my Windows 7 Home Premium x64 to XP Pro. What sucks is when I replace the XP box with Windows 7 I'll have to put Professional on it to keep doing it. That or go third party with something like VNC. As mentioned you can't remote into Home Premium.

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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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Hi everyone,
I have scoured the web for a solution to this. Yes, I know MS built Vista HP not to be able to "receive" Remote Desktop.

Right now my Vista HP 64 can easily "send" Remote Desktop out to my Windows 7 Pro and XP Pro systems.
So! Is there a current tool/hack anywhere which I can use to RD "TO" VHP???

I am not interested in any third party tools such as LogMeIn where my credentials leave my house. I want to stay completely behind my firewall.

Any working solution will be really appreciated.


A:Remote Desktop TO Vista Home Premium(HP)

I am familiar with team viewer, and you are probably, too
It probably does not meet your criteria, however.
I do know that team viewer is a great product

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Hi guys... I have a series of questions about this topic:

I'm using Vista Home Premium 64-bit SP1 on my desktop PC... and on my laptop I have Home Premium 32-bit SP1... when I'm away from home and on my laptop (school, work, etc) I would like to connect to my desktop at home so I can run stuff, etc etc etc... but the problem is I don't know how to set these things up!! I don't even know if it's possible for a 32-bit to connect to a 64-bit.

As for the connection on the desktop, it is hooked up on a Linksys WRT54GL router running DSL. Laptop would connect mainly wirelessly. I don't have any "aftermarket" firewall programs on my desktop (only Windows Firewall enabled).

I've never done anything with remote desktop before except back in the days when I had dedicated servers (those had info provided with remote desktop connection etc etc). I'm desperate to find a way to do it with my own machines!!

Any help appreciated. Good day!


A:Using remote desktop with Vista Home Premium 64-bit

teamviewer is the easyest way to do that http://www.teamviewer.com/
its very very easy to set up jus launch on both ends and enter the ID and the password and it conacts and instantly schows you whats on the pc and it works very smooth
i think you can also set it up to run at startup so you can do stuf like restarting the computer ect...

logmein is a more complex one ut it has more options https://secure.logmein.com

windows has a build in tool to but i don't like it that much

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This is from MS's Windows Vista Help:

You cannot use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to remote (host) computers running the following editions of Windows Vista:

? Windows Vista Starter

? Windows Vista Home Basic

? Windows Vista Home Basic N

? Windows Vista Home Premium

I guess I should have done my research before I purchased Home Premium...

When I had XP on my office PC (in my upstairs office), I would often use remote desktop from my laptop while watching TV and such. Can't do that anymore!

Is there any work around for this other than PCAnywhere or a similar product?


A:Home Premium and Remote Desktop Connection

Well, you could use any variety of VNC to achieve a work around. They aren't nearly as seamless as the windows remote desktop, but they do work in a pinch.

RealVNC - http://www.realvnc.com/
UltraVNC - http://www.uvnc.com/
TightVNC - http://www.tightvnc.com/

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

Did you Google Vista Remote Desktop? If there is one, that's how I'd find it. Ultimate and Business have it, at least it works here.

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Does anyone know is there an add on/patch/link/3rd party software that I can download so my Vista home premium laptop has remote desktop capabilities? I know there is one you can download for xp home. I was told when I bought the laptop that it had remote desktop, but unfortunately it doesn't and I really need it! Any help would be so appreciated!!!

A:Solved: Remote Desktop for Vista home premium?

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Hello --

I'm thinking of upgrading to Win 7 home premium since XP is no longer supported. I run it through my Mac with parallels.

Stupid questions, maybe, but I'll ask them:

Does home premium have remote desktop and if so is it possible to use it with a wireless internet connection? I seemed to have been able to do this with XP, but the bitrate was slow, and it's jut been upgraded to handle streaming audio (the work that I do streams audio from a server, rather than downloading it; just the way my employer wants it).

Do I need an ethernet cable running to my Mac, or can I use the airport connection (the wireless internet option) to stream audio?

A:Does Win 7 home premium: remote desktop: wireless internet possible

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

You can compare the features here:
Compare Windows 7 Editions

All versions of W7 can connect to other computers using a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC). But only Pro and above can host an RDC session. In other words, only Pro and above cal receive an RDC call.

I use a wireless connection with RDC. I can stream audio and video via RDC via wireless. I'm just not sure about an airport connection. You let us know :-)

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I'm afraid I might already know the answer - is it true the only Professional and Ultimate versions of Windows 7 can accept Remote Desktop Connection requests? I read on a post from 2009 that "any version of Windows 7 can act as a Remote Desktop client, but only Ultimate and Profession can host a Remote Desktop."

I'm not sure I completely understand that - I do understand what host and client mean.

However,d despite lots of different setting changes, I can't connect to this Windows machine using Remote Desktop.

In my job at IBM, I connect to hundreds of computers daily using Remote Desktop, easily. That's why the OS version issue seems like a strong, but frustrating, possibility.


A:Remote Desktop can't connect to Winows 7 Home Premium

The host in remote situations is the person taking control.
The client is the one being assisted.

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Okay, so I beat my head against my desk for 20 minutes this morning because I couldn't see the "Remote Desktop" section under the "Remote" tab in "System Properties" under "Allow Remote Access" in "System and Security"...

Then I realized that one of my machines is running Win7 Home Premium and the other is running Win7 Professional. According to MS's website, Win7HP users can't allow a remote desktop connection.

So my questions is... what is there a "Remote Setting" link and what does "All Remote Assistance" connections to this computer do if not allow "Remote Desktop" connections?

I guess I don't understand the difference. Color me ignorant, but I thought (probably wrongly) that Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance were the same thing... But they aren't, right?


A:Question about Remote Desktop and Win7 Home Premium

I searched for differences between Remote Desktop and Remote Assistance in Win7 and didn't really find a side-by-side comparison. I found articles talking about the differences in XP, but not Win7.

I did notice one difference: With RA the person needing help has to initiate the process, right? I thought that I read that RD was faster than RA... is that correct? Any other differences in capabilities? Thanks...

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We have a employee trying to connect to her workstation at the office from her home computer, but the desktop connection will not connect.

We have established a successful VPN connection to the SBS 2003 R2 Server, and can even remote desktop into the server, but we cannot connect to the workstation even using the network IP address for that machine.

Home PC = Vista Home Premium
Network Server = SBS 2003 R2
Workstation = Vista Ultimate
VPN = Microsoft Application via the OS
Remote Connection = Microsoft on the OS

Can anyone help us identify why we can connect to the server but not the workstation?

Thank you,


A:Remote Desktop Connections - Vista Home Premium

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ok i give up, honest i did rtfm, well google, but not finding anything that says definite yes or no, "can i rdc from winxp to win7 home premium?"
i can rdc from the win7 to my xppro, but trying to get back from the xp pro machine to the win7 not connecting
did all the enabling in win 7 system, have all win firewall disabled, using comodo instead and opened up the standard win rdc port in comodo, one thing i noticed the dhcp public ip for the win 7 machine has a subnet, instead of the usual, don't think that should make a diff, but just putting that out there

A:remote desktop winxp pro to win7 home premium

Win 7 HP does not include the RDP host, only the client. Need 7 Pro or Ultimate to make use of RDP with the Win 7 machine as host.

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Hello all.

I have a question i have vista home premium om my laptop and i am buying vista home prem 64bit for my new tower i built.

I know that home prem does not have remote desktop. so what program would i want to use in vista to do remote desktop.

what i want to do is be on my laptop and be able to log on my tower which will be in the basement.

thanks for the help and ideas.


A:Looking for good remote desktop tool to run on vista home premium

I use Tight VNC, its Free and fast.

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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 was unable to use Windows Remote Assistance to connect my Windows 7 (32-bit) Home Premium to a distant computer running Windows 7 (64-bit) Home Premium. After several failed attempts, I switched to Avast Remote Assistance and was able to connect with no problem. I can't explain why Avast worked and Windows did not. Except for bit versions, the two operating systems are the same. For purposes of Windows Remote Assistance, are 32-bit and 64-bit systems known to be incompatible?

A:Using Windows Remote Assistance with Windows 7 Home Premium

Have a look at the red box at the top of this tutorial,

Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) - Network

Basically your host has to be Seven Pro or above to host.

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k my computer has been running really slow.. some web pages will load and others will not. when i click to find the problem there is no problem found. Stinks~~ and I was advised to download hijack this.. I have tired not to use internet explorer and used firefox instead.. same things happen.. I was thinking it was a virus or trojan...i tried to download housecalls' free online scan to see if would find anything that my subscription to webroot wasn't finding.. then i was unable to successfully download the house call... soo... tired of it being so slow... i restarted it to a prior date~~~that did not work.. been thinking of wiping it clean but MAN how i DON"T want to do that... too much of a hassle.. hopes that all the info you need.. here is my log. from hijack this...

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2:40:24 PM, on 1/12/2009
Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18241)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\Walgreens\Walgreens PhotoShow ... Read more

A:Windows Vista Home Premium Desktop 32

okay so what other information do i need to provide....thanks

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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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I have spent a couple of weeks researching this with no fix.
Maybe because most of the posts I have read have not contained enough information.

Just to rule out the unnecessary posts, YES I have done the Malware, Spyware, Virus, etc. checks. Not related. Also have tried this running Norton, Bitdefender and currently MSE.

On a fresh reboot everything runs normally. Can open programs, access the start menu, access "My Computer" on the desktop. I am running Firefox and IE 9 for browsers. Can open and use the browsers with no problems. As soon as I pin a program short cut to the task bar or delete an old short cut from the desktop, I lose the ability to open any of the remaining desktop short cuts. Including the My Computer. Each one will highlight when mouse over but will not function.

I can reproduce this over and over. Reboot always fixes it until I alter short cuts again. I believe it is related to the 64 bit version, as I have tried it on 32 bit and all works fine. I need to use the 64 bit for my needs so I need to figure this out.

My test between 32 and 64 included the same hardware and software loaded with the appropriate drivers (32 or 64) as required.

Thanks for trying to help.

A:Unresponsive desktop shortcuts Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium

Your problem is a puzzling. Do you have installed one of those 3rd party programs to make your computer look pretty, change icons, desktops so they don't look like Windows 7 O.E.M.?

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I would like to set my website home page as my desktop background for my Windows 7 Home Premium on my Acer 5250. I did it in earlier versions of Windows. There should be a way besides upgrading to Win7 Pro...

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Dear Forum,

I recently changed computer and therefore had to use a external hard drive.

I have placed some documents onto the desktop until l
1. I figure out where to locate it.
2. I also recently had the Windows Update crash my documents and altered the settings - after looking how to do it.
Recycle Bin Corrupt and Permission settings confusion - external hdd

I followed a prior thread and my Command Prompt has not moved from the last command

To solve the desktop issue: (also elevated command prompt)

cd %userprofile%
You see C:\users\<your name> now.


icacls Contacts /reset /T /C
icacls Desktop /reset /T /C
icacls Documents /reset /T /C
icacls Downloads /reset /T /C
icacls Favorites /reset /T /C
icacls Links /reset /T /C
icacls Music /reset /T /C
icacls Pictures /reset /T /C
icacls "Saved Games" /reset /T /C
icacls Searches /reset /T /C
icacls Videos /reset /T /C
icacls appdata /reset /T /C
Is this common thing to happen?

I am being patient. I am glad that I had assistance from this forum. Better than others.

I am hopeless. I think I was inpatient, and perfectionist and should not go into items I should not. I am now going through all the issues of retrieving everything from the recycle bin. That caused a multitude of problems. I also have invested in a couple of external hard drives from a nurse that felt sorry for me.

I have left most things alone - I lacked a lot of energy and had no time.

T... Read more

A:Permission settings from Desktop - Windows 7 32 Home Premium

I'm unsure of all of the items your moving onto the new machine,
You can use this on Personal files/ programs would not qualify as a personal file,

Permissions- inheritable,

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Every time I try change my desktop wallpaper it just reverts back to solid colour. I can change between solid colours, but it won't even let me return to the default wallpaper. I've tried checking my power settings and I've checked the Ease of Access center, and I've run a Spyware scan with no success. I tried creating a new user account and I can change the wallpaper fine in the new one, but I'd rather not move all my files over to another profile. I'm the administrator, so it won't be because of any permission issues. Any help please?

A:Cannot change desktop wallpaper for Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Never mind, just deleted TranscodedWallpaper and it worked. Other forums were telling me to rename it, I just deleted it.

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Hello. My computer was in sleep mode and would not respond to my key pressing or mouse clicking. I turned it off at the button and restarted it only to have it continue in sleep mode with a blinking light. I then unplugged the cord and plugged it back in. The light now is solid on restarts but still nothing to the monitor, keyboard or mouse. No beeps either. I unplugged all USB and all attachments in the back and am still getting the same result. Any suggestions?

A:My windows vista home premium desktop will not turn on, just a light and fan

What is the make and model?

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I know how I'm supposed to do it, but my "change background" page looks like Vista's and not what all the pictures of Windows 7 have shown me it's supposed to look like. As a result, the option to pick photos for a "picture library" isn't there and whenever I do select a photo, clicking the "ok" button or even "cancel" doesn't do anything.

Note: If I pick one of the preset themes like "Architecture", etc. it will change the background and do a slideshow accordingly. I just can't create my own or change to anything aside from the default themes.

Other things to note, I have an HP Pavilion dv6871 which HP did not choose to release updated Windows 7 drivers for, so I assume that is the likely culprit. Heard of this problem before and any tips? Thank you for any replies.

A:Just upgraded to Windows 7 Home Premium, can't change desktop background

Click on the browse button and then navigate to the folder containing your pictures then click on OK.

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Hi All,

I got a laptop with Windows 7 Home premium edition on it from a friend.
Turning it on I am able to reach the normal screen with the welcome word, however
after that instead to see the normal Windows 7 desktop I see a black screen the mouse cursor
and a text on the right bottom saying that that copy of Windows 7 (build 7601) is not genuine.
As a general information, under the laptop there is product key code.
Before writing here I just checked the entire system for malware viruses and so on using
the kaspersky rescue disk without finding any problems.

The following is the output from the MGADiag tool. After clicking on the Copy button however
I got a message from the tooll saying that were problems copying text...

Thank you

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
Windows Validation Data-->

Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: N/A, hr = 0x8007043c
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-BFF84-6GFC2-BWX77
Windows Product Key Hash: EkRG02noirn1etiserf2jJnVqlM=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00017
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7601.2.00010300.1.0.003
ID: {16582EF2-7EE2-47F3-B977-E33432B495C4}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000009
Build lab: 7601.win7sp1_gdr.110408-1631
TTS Error:
Validati... Read more

A:Black desktop & not genuine message (Windows 7 home premium)

Hi codevisio

Did you run the MGADiag tool inside Safe Mode ?

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Vista Home Premium, I power it on & no matter the choice(s), it still will not go to the desk top.
I asked the owner when she last had it on & she told me about a week ago.
First thing I see is the Gateway screen with Boot menu F 10 & BIOS Settings F2.
Next screen shows Windows Boot Manager with 20 seconds to choose options.
One option says Windows Vista Home Premium (recovered)
Windows Error recovery is next screen & so on.

A:Friends Windows Vista Home Premium won't boot to desktop

Maybe a hard drive failure...

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I need help with a problem connecting via Remote Desktop to a Windows 7 Pro machine on my home network. I have many computers on my home network and from my main workstation (which I will call AW7P, it is a Win 7 Pro machine), I can get a RDC to any of the
systems on my network that support RD. This includes other Win7 Pro and Win10 Pro systems. However, my main workstation, AW7P is not reachable (pings also fail to AW7P) from any of the other computers; some see AW7P in their network list but still cannot connect.
This includes not seeing any share on AW7P. In fact, I have been fighting this issue for 4 years but was never a huge issue since I use it as my main system there were work arounds for the other systems since AW7P can remote to them.

Now RDC to AW7P is an issue since I am moving to a new workstation (call it NW10P as it is a Win 10 Pro system and yes AW7P can RD to NW10P) and I need to be able to remote into AW7P.

I have searched these forums and many others place and tried many things. Here is a list of some things:

Turn off windows firewall, disabled/enabled the firewall serviceLeave home group, rejoin home groupMade sure ICMP was enabled for inbound pingsRemoved an update that may affect RDC Checked that RDV related services were running. My home router has no ports, protocols  or systems blocked
I tried many other things that I can?t think of right now. I will reiterate that this system has been this way since I built it (I have 4 systems t... Read more

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I have a question for remote desktop. My son lives 20 miles away and knows zip about computers. My question is do you have to have windows xp pro for the host computer even if the other computer ( his) invites the host to hookup remotely? It would be alot easier helping him with remote computer then running over there all the time. I have windows xp home edition. so I guess the questin is straight forward, does the host computer have to have windows xp pro to hook up to another computer to troubleshoot it?

A:Solved: Windows xp home sp2- a question on remote desktop

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Help, PLEASE!  A website told me i needed to update java, so i did... apparently this adware DESKTOP TEMPERATURE MONITOR by System Alerts LLC came along for the ride! (sorry, frustrated! as i'm sure everyone else has been also!)  next thing i know browser changed, adds popup, redirected to their webpages in the middle of work and all work lost.  finally figured out where and who this came from, but cannot uninstall in programs and features.  gives me a list of programs and etc(?) that has to be closed first, unable, told to do manually, still unable but then microsoft flashes message that critical error occured and has to shut down.  i've run scans of everything i can think of and nothing.  tried fixes, support, and so lost i dont remember what im trying to do at times. 
my goals:  1) remove this adware  2) turn windows defender on  3) try to reinstall adaptors: microsoft Tun miniport adaptor, and microsoft 6to4 adaptor #2.    without crashing my computer completely!

A:adware: Desktop Temperature Monitor in Windows Vista Home Premium

The OP has now solve the problem.

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Now and again, when I switch my computer on first thing in the morning, my desktop comes on with huge icons. Its a bit annoying but I've found that if I just leave things alone, the next day my desktop is back to normal. (I presume its something to do with Microsoft updating or something). This time, its been three days and my desktop still has the large icons, although by going into display we've managed to change them from huge to just large, although in saying that they are still twice the normal size.

The problem is, this time everything is huge - word, emails, internet; the lot, and its very difficult to read things or work online. I have to keep sliding the bar across the bottom of the screen to be able to see whats on the right hand side of the screen. Very frustrating.

It seems that this has been occurring since I bought Windows 7 about three/four years ago but I can't swear to it.

Can anyone point me in the right direction to return things back to normal?

A:Solved: How to reduce desktop icon sizes - Windows 7 Home Premium

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I have an interesting challenge with Remote Desktop.

I am connecting via a VPN (using Shrewsoft) to a Windows XP SP3 computer in the UK. The tunnel is created successfully and when I connect using my own personal laptop (Lenovo) I am able to connect and login. My Lenovo is running Windows 7 Professional SP1.

The person I am configuring this connection for is using a Samsung RV511 running Windows 7 Home Basic. Once again the VPN connection is establsihed succesfully using Shrewsoft, however when connecting using Remote Desktop, the connection shows me the remote screen, with the ip address showing at the top, however the login dialogue box does not show. The background colour of the remote screen shows, just no login credentials box.

I have optimised the MTU settings on the computer involved, turned off bitmap caching on the Remote Desktop Connection settings, disabled all firewalls, all anti virus software, all to no avail. The computer is connecting to a DSL router via a wireless connection.

Any suggestions (aside from installing Team Viewer) would help. Thanks

A:Remote Desktop connection problems Windows 7 Home Basic

Quote: Originally Posted by MapKZN

I have an interesting challenge with Remote Desktop.
The person I am configuring this connection for is using a Samsung RV511 running Windows 7 Home Basic. ....

Any suggestions (aside from installing Team Viewer) would help. Thanks

MapKZN Welcome to the windows 7 forums.

quoted from rdp at
Remote Desktop Connection: frequently asked questions

You can't use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a computer using Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.

end of story.


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I've had my ASUS CG5270 for a few months now and it originally ran fine with Windows Vista Home Premium (64bit) (As "fine" as it can run with garbage vista) and After receiving the free Windows 7 upgrade from ASUS and Installing it, my computer freezes randomly.

There are several ways it has frozen, and is freezing. *Note in all of these freezes/crashes it gets pix-elated usually around the mouse cursor or somewhere else on the screen and usually ends with a loss of image with the monitor displaying no video input. Sometimes the video would comeback to a scrambled BSOD and a reboot*

-I would play a DVD in windows media player and half way or so the sound would freeze resulting in a frozen computer.

-I boot up various games like TF2 and It would freeze while Alt Tabbing out and then back in or just playing.

-When I am just using programs like skype voice chatting...opening an MP3.

-Apparently when I open a video file on my computer in Windows Media Player (This JUST happened)

The freezes are random and unpredictable (except for above criteria).

I contacted ASUS support via their live chat and the agent told me to do a clean install with win 7 (As I had opted for the upgrade mode initially). I did this and still had my freezing problem. I have noticed this is not an uncommon problem especially with ASUS products. I also have tried throwing my PC in High Performance Mode, and updating all of my drivers with a program called Driver Genius P... Read more

A:ASUS CG5270 Desktop Freezing (BSOD) Windows 7 Home Premium (64Bit)

Bump. If someone could please help me out I really would appreciate it.

-Max G.

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I have a Windows 7 Home system that is connected by IKEv2 VPN to another network served by strongSwan.  The VPN also uses the smartcard to authenticate.  So I do have the server's root CA in my local machine's trusted root CA store, and it is capable
of using the card in general.  Once connected, the kinit that comes with Oracle Java can also be used to get a ticket for my username.  So time sync must be good.
The problem comes with Remote Desktop.  Attempting to connect to an inside system with RD using the smartcard causes the message "The Kerberos protocol encountered an error while attempting to utilize the smartcard subsystem."
Tracing the packets seen by Windows Server 2016, I see that the client sends an as-req to the KDC, and it is asking for the correct principal name, but the request contains no preauth information (ie the certificate).  The server correctly responds
with "preauth required" and includes PKINIT as an auth choice.  No further communication with the KDC is attempted.
Attempts to make this work have included using ksetup on the client system to define the default realm and set a KDC.
What is needed to make the client send a properly formed ticket request?

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I have a new home Vista premium PC and I have XP home on my laptop. When I'm on the road what is the easiest and cheepest way to use the XP machine to remote in to the Vista machine. IS there any free software I can use or hwta would you reconmend that would be quick and easy?


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I'm in a similar situation as this guy:

except when I boot up my disk, I only get to the 2nd step:

2) Progress Bar:
The next screen is a more graphical progress bar indicating Windows 7 is still working in the background.

it wont go past this screen.

The same thing happens when I boot it up normally(without the disk for windows 7 home premium), only with the disk in it has the windows 7 rather than the vista look.

Does anyone know what is causing this problem?

A:Solved: Replacing windows vista home premium with windows 7 home premium

You've got this thread started too http://forums.techguy.org/windows-vista/1008564-laptop-hangs-loading-bar-screen.html

Is that one now solved too? You've marked this one solved, could you explain how you solved it in case others need to solve the same problem sometime in the future?



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Greetings Tech Support Guy, The computer I wish to purchase has Windows Vista Home Premium preinstalled, with a ticket to purchase an upgrade To Windows 7 Home Premium.
As I wish to use Windows 7 immediately (without bothering with Vista Home Premium) can you please advise, in detail, how I can delete Vista completely and install Windows 7 with minimum fuss.
All help greatly appreciated,
With Best Regards

A:Replacing Vista Home Premium with Windows 7 Home Premium

When you get the Vista DVD, boot from it and choose Custom "advanced" installation. Then highlight the partition you want to put 7 on (preferably the Vista partition) then click "delete" (be careful which partition you choose) once the old Vista partition is deleted, be sure the new unallocated partition is highlighted and hit next to continue installing 7. Here is a screenshot, your partition structure may be slightly different.

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I have windows xp home edition on both of my computers, and they do have a remote desktop program, but ive found out that windows xp pro actually has a better version of it that will actually work. I cant get the windows xp home version of it to work. Is there anyone that knows of a free remote desktop program, or if someone would be able to send the windows xp pro version of the remote desktop program.

A:Free Remote Desktop Program, or how to get windows remote desktop to work

XP Home has "Remote Assistance", while XP Pro has both "Remote Desktop", as well as "Remote assistance". You can download from Microsoft, a Remote Desktop "add on" which will enable your computer to become the "client" but not the "server".

can you provide some details about what you've done to get "remote assistance " up and running?

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I currently have Windows Vista Home premium installed on my computer and need to upgrade to windows 7.
I understand I will  have to purchase it, that is fine, it has been suggested to look on amazon, etc. I just want to make sure of a product code or ID number specifically before i make any purchase.

As I said i currently have windows vista sp2, build 6002, and am wanting to upgrade to windows 7 sp1.

please advise.

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Hey guys,

I want to upgrade my OS from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home Premium and I have the Anytime upgrade DVD (provided at the time when I bought my laptop which came pre-installed with Windows Vista Home Premium). Since this is the first time I will ever try to upgrade my OS and I will be paying for it (lol) I wanted to clear a few doubts before I went about it. My current OS is a Deutsch (German) version. I want my new OS to be in English. So my question is -

Will the upgrade process provide me with the option to choose an installation language?

I researched a bit about language packs and if I'm not very wrong, Multiple language packs work only for Business and Ultimate versions but not for Basic and Home premium. Third party language packs like Vistalizator has been reported to work fine but Microsoft doesn't recommend it and some users have reported to have problems where it pops the message " your windows is not genuine".

So should I do an upgrade or just do a clean install with an original Windows 7 Home Premium DVD?

A:Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade

I am not sure about the answer regarding the language pack, but I am sure about the upgrade or the clean install. Do the clean install. A clean install is always preferred over an upgrade. With an upgrade all the old problems that may exist with the OS are just carried to the new installation.
Upgrades often fail, either because of third party software that is not compatible, or malicious software that breaks in the new install.
There are some members that back up their stuff and do a clean install on a regular basis to have the OS run smoothly as the first day. Trust me go with the clean install and enjoy your new OS

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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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