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    Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    Is there any way I can do this? I have a computer upstairs running windows 7 and one downstairs, which will most likely run windows 8 after I have built it. I'd like to use the one upstairs to remote log on to the one downstairs and therefore select what I want to play/stream without having to connect a keyboard/mouse to the computer downstairs. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    remote desktop
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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    Thanks - what is Intel vPro? I dont understand "remote access without the use of the OS"?

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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    you have 2 OS's, why would you need it?
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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    Good point! So when we say remote desktop - are we talking about RDP in the pro versions of windows or something like team viewer? I havent bought windows 8 yet and I am considering the pro version because of RDP

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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    edit: Ah sorry, to use the built in Remote Desktop you'd need the pro version of windows 8 on the target computer. Just use Team Viewer or chrome remote desktop etc. if you want to save some money.

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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    Or just install TightVNC
    http://www.tightvnc.com/
    it's free, does the same thing (more or less) and doesn't require a Pro version of Windows. Also, there are free VNC's for Android.

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    Re: Controlling a Windows 8 computer using a windows 7 one

    I have used team viewer and it does the job but its hardly a nice interface, as its sort of slow, Is the windows version slicker? Or is any other 3rd party slicker? Thanks!

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