Tips for Remote Desktop Connection Between Windows® 7 and Windows® XP
What is known as remote desktop connection? How does one establish remote desktop connection between Windows 7 and Windows XP?
Remote desktop connection is a technology used to connect a system to any other system. The system which sends the request is known as the client system and the system which executes the request is known as the server system. You could leave programs running at work and then, when you reach home, you could see your work system's desktop displayed on your home computer, with the same programs running on it. The remote desktop connection in a system is mainly useful to send and receive data from one particular system to any other system. The number of clients shall be different. If more than one client are trying to access the remote connection, that is known as multi-client system. You could easily establish a connection between Windows 7 and Windows XP. Windows XP is the older version of Windows, while Windows 7 is its latest version. Moreover, the production of Windows XP has been discontinue by Microsoft. Windows 7 is equipped with lots of great and advanced features which are not found in Windows XP.
Following points shall explain in detail the need for establishing a remote desktop connection in Windows Operating Systems:
- Tips to set up remote connection
- Things to keep in mind
- Supporting editions of Windows 7
Tips to set up remote connection
When you want to connect your Windows XP system to a Windows 7 system, you would have to follow some steps. The initial step is to select 'Properties' in 'My Computer'. You could see the 'Remote Settings' in the left pane; click on 'Remote Settings'. You need to provide the administrator password, if there is one. Select one of the three options, and then click 'Select Users'. If you are an administrator in your Windows XP system, your current user account shall automatically be added to the list of remote users and you could skip the next two steps after selecting the proper location. You need proper confirmation to do this.
Things to keep in mind
You cannot connect to a system that is asleep or hibernating. So, make sure the settings for sleep and hibernation on the remote system are set to Never. You could not use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to a system using Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.
All editions of Windows 7 support the remote desktop connection. You could use Remote Desktop to start a connection from any edition of Windows 7. You could connect to systems running Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate, or Windows 7 Enterprise. You could not use Remote Desktop Connection to connect to systems running Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, or Windows 7 Home Premium.
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