JonL12345

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In my office, I have an iMac. Next to me on my desk, I have my PC laptop with some PC software I want to access from the Mac. What do you recommend I use to log into that PC from my iMac? It is on the same network if that makes any difference.
 

JonL12345

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Do you know if you can copy and paste stuff between the Mac and PC, if you are using Microsoft Remote Desktop?

Edit: Forget that. Sadly, my Home edition of Windows 10 does not support Remote Desktop. Back to the drawing board.
 
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JonL12345

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I gave up in the end because I could not find a simple solution.
 

H00513R

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I had the same problem, and TeamViewer is nice, but they will make you upgrade after a short period of time. I know RemotePC is on sale now. I just got it for something like $3 for the year. I've seen prices all over the place from that $3 up to $22 so they must be discounting a lot. Or it's a COVID thing. I think maybe it's $30 normally for the year? Not bad and it works fine.
 

mmomega

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Microsoft Remote Desktop when on same network.

On Windows computer Enable Remote Desktop.
From Mac and Microsoft Remote Desktop app.
- Click + to add a PC
- Type the IP address of the PC on the first line
- That's it

Double Click the newly added PC
- Enter Username
- Enter Password
- Continue

Fine tune other settings to your liking once you know it connects.


OR


Chrome Remote Desktop
 
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lsh

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I’m using RemotePC & AnyDesk for mac to mac but I think they work for Win too. You might try one of those. AnyDesk has worked the most consistently. It was a lot of work to get TeamViewer for free (I use it to pull up streaming services for my dad in a home where we can’t visit) and it doesn’t seem to work that consistently.

If they cost money, it was reasonable. TeamViewer was super expensive.

For me, I have software that only runs on windows and I use boot camp running windows and VMWare fusion for virtualization.
 
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