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  1. mrhnau

    mrhnau Senior Master

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    question... I recently found out that Remote Desktop Connection software is not compatible with WinXP Home Edition. Does anyone know a work-around for this? If not, suggest an alternative? I've got a small network at home, and really need to be able to use my desktop from my laptop. wanna watch movies while I program :D

    Thanks!
     
  2. Andrew Green

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    Set up a network drive and play them from the laptop? I imagine there is some streaming software out there as well.

    There are 3rd party applications that allow you to take control of another desktop as well, but I don't really have experience with any.

    There are ways to enable it I believe, but I think you'd breach the license, and could potentially run into a genuine advantage block if you did so.
     
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    Google winvnc or realvnc.
     
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    clfsean Senior Master

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    Ditto... I use VNC to work with servers at the office.
     
  6. jkembry

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    Then again...if you happen to use Linux there is rdesktop.
     
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    and tightvnc

    But to play the movies, I agree with Andrew, its faster to use the file shares, the nfs or samba.
     
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    Agreed!
     
  9. crushing

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    I use VNC quite often, but rdp is available as a download for XP Home.

    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/tools/RDCLIENTDL.mspx

    Also, my take is that mrhnau was using rdp because the player and the media files are on the home desktop and not on a share. If that's the case the video through a VNC connection may be a little choppy.
     
  10. mrhnau

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    umm... not interested in movies or music on my computers. I have always enjoyed programming in my living room, which houses our TV/DVD, and most of the time, my family! My desktop houses much of my business related work, and I'd prefer to keep it there (tired of porting junk around w/ jump drives), so I'm just trying to remote into it.

    I took a look at the VNC stuff. I need something free. This is not, strictly speaking, a business expense, but more personal in nature.
     
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    Yea I forgot about tightvnc.

    But...realvnc is free.123
     

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