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Posted: 11/20/2012 4:06:34 AM EST
I was hoping someone could suggest an easy to use remote desktop program.

Not trying to do anything too complex.
Just want to be able to take over my Dads' desktop when he has issues, and maybe operate QuickBooks on my work desktop from home.

My laptop is Win 7, Dads and work are XP Pro.

What do you use?

A Chrome extension?
Something I can download from C-Net?
I was hoping for something easy and cheap

I've tried to use Windows Remote Desktop from Microsoft in the past from Vista to XP without success
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:07:37 AM EST
Logmein.com

The free version works great.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:08:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


What this guy said.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:09:06 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:21:22 AM EST by paadams]
Originally Posted By Red04Cobra:
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


What this guy said.


Yep, what they said.

ETA: I love logmein, and it makes it easy to remote control if you have the agent installed. If you want to go with something that doesn't require an agent and more user interaction Teamviewer is a good alternative.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:09:16 AM EST
This is what we use at work. Seems pretty simple and it is free.

Team Viewer
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:11:59 AM EST
Originally Posted By paadams:
Originally Posted By Red04Cobra:
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


What this guy said.


Yep, what they said.


+87
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:12:05 AM EST
TightVNC, super easy.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:12:19 AM EST
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


I'm guessing you mean https://join.me/
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:18:41 AM EST
Originally Posted By WAR1911:
This is what we use at work. Seems pretty simple and it is free.

Team Viewer


This is what I use. You can login through a browser to a computer that has it installed, which I use semi-regularly.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:22:17 AM EST

Originally Posted By SilentProtest:
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


I'm guessing you mean https://join.me/

No, I'm pretty sure he mean logmein.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:31:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 11/20/2012 4:33:37 AM EST by JINXR]
Originally Posted By Tesseract:
TightVNC, super easy.


Only if you have a static IP or have a Dynamic DNS service.

ETA: Not exactly as easy as installing a small app and logging on using a browser (ie. logmein.com). Less opportunity to open up a newbs computer to outside attacks too.

BTW, do you ever take a look at your router logs? Mine is always getting attacked from IPs based in east Europe, Russia, and Asia. No way I'd recommend a newb to open up a remote viewing port without understanding what they're doing.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:32:38 AM EST
Originally Posted By 40BOY:
I was hoping someone could suggest an easy to use remote desktop program.

Not trying to do anything too complex.
Just want to be able to take over my Dads' desktop when he has issues, and maybe operate QuickBooks on my work desktop from home.

My laptop is Win 7, Dads and work are XP Pro.

What do you use?

A Chrome extension?
Something I can download from C-Net?
I was hoping for something easy and cheap

I've tried to use Windows Remote Desktop from Microsoft in the past from Vista to XP without success


Use the remote desk top application included in windows?

Link Posted: 11/20/2012 4:59:18 AM EST
Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.


Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:06:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By WAR1911:
This is what we use at work. Seems pretty simple and it is free.

Team Viewer

This is what I use for all family and friends, and even the occasional arfcommer when I'm feeling benevolent with my time.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:07:52 AM EST

Originally Posted By Tesseract:
TightVNC, super easy.

Yeah, unless you're trying to help grandma configure port forwarding on her router.
Link Posted: 11/20/2012 5:43:08 AM EST

Originally Posted By Overlord66:
Logmein.com

The free version works great.

I downloaded this and it is working great.

Thanks to all for the suggestions
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