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can i run remote desktop on OEM laptop ?

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    can i run remote desktop on OEM laptop ?


    hello
    i installed the remote desktop app for android , it said it's necessary to have Pro or Ultimate versions of windows
    i headed to PC settings i got this
    can i run it ?Click image for larger version

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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Hi,

    If you want to control remotely a PC I would use Teamviewer app instead of any other. It works on HTTP layer, meaning you can save router table updates, etc etc. and it usually works fine. That would be my first option.

    xD
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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Go to the System screen (Windows key + pause/break key) and click on Remote Settings on the left. I think you'll find that you can't remote desktop in unless you have Pro installed. You can remote desktop out, just not in. I'm running 8.1 (non pro) on my laptop and there is no "Allow remote desktop connections into this PC" option shown. That's with Windows built in functions, you may still be able to do it with third party programs.
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    Philadelphia
    Posts : 214
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by parallax View Post
    Hi,

    If you want to control remotely a PC I would use Teamviewer app instead of any other. It works on HTTP layer, meaning you can save router table updates, etc etc. and it usually works fine. That would be my first option.

    xD
    Teamviewer also doesn't care which version of Windows 8.1 you are running, either. I used to recommend LogMeIn, but it isn't free anymore. Teamviewer seems to be the best free alternative.
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    N. Calif
    Posts : 2,583
    W10 Pro (desktop), W10 (laptop), W10 Pro (tablet), W10 (laptop)


    As it says under Windows->Edition in your post, you have "Windows 8.1" which doesn't support acting as a host for RDP. If you had Pro the edition would show as "Windows 8.1 Pro".

    I also recommend TeamViewer which is free for personal use. Very easy to install and get working. Installer Windows version of TeamViewer on your laptop and the TeamViewer app on your phone.
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    Posts : 16
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by strollin View Post
    Very easy to install and get working. Installer Windows version of TeamViewer on your laptop and the TeamViewer app on your phone.
    Teamviewer can also be run as a portable version without installing anything, just selecting "Run only (one time use)" xD

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