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    srmorris2's Avatar
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    Remotely Control a pc with xp
    Okay, so im stuck!
    Im wanting to be able to control 2 different XP computers. One that is on the same network and then one that is not (my gf's computer bc she has problems every once in a while). Im wondering if there is some program (free?!) that i can download for her pc and my pc to allow me to do this sort of task. or maybe a pair of programs, one for my mac and another for the pc's that will allow me to take control of those or just view what is going on on that computer. Thanks for the help!
    -Scuba Steve-

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    Shoot...I'm trying to remember the name. They do exist. I know this, I've heard it on the satellite radio before.

    If you have XP Professional, aren't you able to do that as well with Remote Desktop?

    The Visual Portfolio
    I hate mac zealots as much as windows/other OS zealots.

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    srmorris2's Avatar
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    MacBook 2.2 Ghz 2GB Ram 120 GB HD
    they are both running xp home
    and the compter im on now is my mac and i want to control to xp home machines and i do not have xp on this mac
    -Scuba Steve-

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    Member Since
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    Not a mac: Windows XP, Ubunu 8:04 2GB's RAM Intel petuimu 4
    Try log me in

    I they do mac's and Windows
    Have a look

    https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=en

    that should do the trick

    and it's FREE

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    Quote Originally Posted by billydilly View Post
    Try log me in

    I think that dose mac's and Windows
    Have a look

    https://secure.logmein.com/home.asp?lang=en

    that should do the trick
    Arg! Ya beat me to it!

    I've been using LogMeIn.com for a while.. I'm so glad they have a Mac applet now. Before I could just control a Windows PC with their Java controller.. Now I can control my Mac from a PC now too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by punkr0x0r View Post
    Arg! Ya beat me to it!

    I've been using LogMeIn.com for a while.. I'm so glad they have a Mac applet now. Before I could just control a Windows PC with their Java controller.. Now I can control my Mac from a PC now too!
    LOL

    Great minds think alike

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    srmorris2's Avatar
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    Tanks guys!!!!
    -Scuba Steve-

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    MacBook Black; 2.2 ghz core duo; 2 gb 667 mhz DDR2 SDRam; 8x SuperDrive; 160 gb hdd
    Theres also a program, RealVNC that has a free version. It works like a charm also, but LogMeIn is a great tool as well and I use it frequently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by srmorris2 View Post
    Tanks guys!!!!
    No probalmo

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    VNC for LAN, LogMeIn for WAN.

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    Thyamine's Avatar
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    You can also use the Mac RDP client from Microsoft (also free).

    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/product...p/default.mspx

    It's just like the one that comes with Windows, but for the Mac (obviously). It will certainly work on your local network, but won't work by default across the internet to another system unless you set things up correctly.

    However, given that, LogMeIn (like others have said) is a pretty easy way to go.

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