remotely connect from Mac to XP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Eisaa, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. Eisaa macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    i want to connect remotely (like am sitting front of it )
    from my machine( MacBook 10.5.3 )
    to my parents computers (XP home edition )

    is there any way to connect ?

    FYI my parents in another country around 3000KM


    Thanks ..
     
  2. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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  3. Eisaa thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Andrew
    but as i know RDC possible in case the windows is XP pro not home edition

    while the computers are XP Home Edition it is not applicable to use RDC
     
  4. Andrew Henry macrumors 6502a

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    Whoops, I passed over the Home Edition part :eek:

    I've been searching, and I can't seem to find a solution, other than upgrade them to XP Pro...

    I'll continue to search, or maybe someone else will come along with an answer.
     
  5. nplima macrumors 6502a

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    you can use VNC if you need remote control of the PC, or if you are looking into sharing files there are many other solutions, within the operating systems or using microsoft Foldershare. Have a look around with google and searching within this forum, you'll realize this is a recurring question.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    I've been using Remote Desktop Sharing applications for many years. The one I've been using recently with great success is:
    http://www.teamviewer.com/index.aspx

    It works great with both Mac and PC, no firewall issues, chat, file sharing, very secure, and no cumbersome installation issues. I routinely connect to Windows PCs from my MBP to provide tech support and training. Plus, for single use mode, it's free!
     

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