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Old 10-22-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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let's say that i want to access my home pc(win. XP home ed.) from a computer at say, my friends house, is this possible? i just have my one pc, not a network. say for example you run an ftp program and it asks you what the username and password is for the machine you want to connect to, is this possible?
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Old 10-22-2005, 05:44 PM   #2
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Yes it is possible...

- Download and install remote desktop from microsoft (if its not present on both computers)
- On your home computer, check the box "allow users to connect remotely to this computer" in system properties and select users that can connect. restart if prompted
- On your friends computer, go to remote desktop and enter your home's IP address
- Once you get through enter your login just as you were at your house.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:44 PM   #3
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but when it asks for a username and password, what do i use? for my XP i don't login, it just automatically starts in windows.
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Instead of remote desktop, I recommend TightVNC. Its very easy to use, you just need to setup a tightvnc server and connect to the IP of that particular PC.

http://www.tightvnc.com/
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but when it asks for a username and password, what do i use? for my XP i don't login, it just automatically starts in windows.
I forgot... Your home account needs to have a password before you can use remote desktop.
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Old 10-23-2005, 04:59 PM   #6
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I forgot... Your home account needs to have a password before you can use remote desktop.
It also needs to be enabled in System Properties.
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