How to get remote desktop connection?


I have Windows XP Home edition, do I need to buy Windows XP Professional to get the remote desktop connection or is there something I can download?


This question was answered on February 23, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

The Remote Desktop Connection software is pre-installed with Windows XP, there isn't any need to buy additional software.

To run it: Start All Programs Accessories Communications

5.then click Remote Desktop Connection

Note: This software package can also be found on the Windows XP Professional and Windows XP Home Edition product CDs and can be installed on any supported Windows platform To install from the CD, insert the disc into the target machine's CD-ROM drive, select Perform Additional Tasks, and then click Install Remote Desktop Connection.

Also, a free version can be downloaded from the microsoft website:

then click on Office and Home Application link.

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Posted by Kera of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 23, 2005