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Remote Desktop Software?


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kingair_87

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I was just wondering if there is a type of remote desktop software that works like Dellconnect. The remote desktop connection that comes with Windows XP Pro only allows you to take over another computer while the other computer is stuck at the login screen. Is there a program which allows you to work on another computer and have someone watch you or intervene on the other end?

My parents are computer illiterate and it would help if we had this kind of program so I can help them out while i'm gone away to University.
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Major Payne

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Simply Connect?
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try PC Anywhere.
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http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx
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xp and vista also come with Remote assistance which is basically the exact same thing as the dell remote assistance
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I've tried remote assistance but it seems that only the person assisting can use the computer. The other person can watch what's going on, but can't take control of their own computer.
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actually the person on the other end can choose to give control
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:) I purchased VISTA Home Premium, Sp1, 32 bit for an older IBM T41 Thinkpad (1.6 Ghz). --- Purpose was to use "Remote Desktop" to access my "upstairs" computer (which is heavier duty machine [also Vista Home Premium]). --- I can now access an XP Pro computer using VISTA Home Premium. --- However, but I am still unable to connect between the two VISTA Home Premium computers without an upgrade for one of the operating systems?---- Is there a work around without purchasing additional software?

Thank you for any thoughts or help on this.

:)
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@ Mohair_Sam: Please do not hi-jack someone else's topic, but post your own. Possibly a moderator will come along and split your post off by itself.
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Looking for a remote assistance tool? I can recommend you SupportSmith TeamUp.

I'm not sure if this will actually help you. Your parents will need to learn how to invite you to share their desktop (it's quite easy anyway).

It's a shareware application for online meetings that allows up to 16 people sharing a desktop or single app, so you install it and enjoy 30-day trial. However, once this PRO trial ends, the tool can be still used for free for peer to peer sharing.

They can invite you to see their desktop and grant you full control so you can fix whatever they need!

You can chat and also share documents while sharing the session.

To read more:
http://www.supportsm...ingStarted.aspx

To download the setup:
http://www.cybelesof...SmithTeamUp.msi
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