Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


Please suggest progs to remote-control my PC

  1. #1


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit

    Please suggest progs to remote-control my PC


    Dear All,

    This is reg uICE (Universal Infrared Control Engine). After installing in my Win 8 64-bit machine whileI try to launch it, I am getting the error-- The task monitor failed to start. Please reinstall uICE. Error: The service has not been started.

    Reinstalling did not help. Nor did compatibility mode installation. Basically uICE declined to start in my Win 8 64 bit. Please note that this program worked fine on my previous 32 bit version of Win 8.

    Is there a way to make it work on my PC? Alternatively you can suggest me some other programs like uICE to remote control multimedia applications like WMP, VLC player, Winamp etc?

    Thanks in advance,
    Troy.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    I set compatibility for windows 98/ME and it stays running in memory, but I cant get it to do anything. Do I need hardware to show me a utility screen?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    yes you do..something like Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port converter...more details can be found here
    Products

    but this problem of mine is sorted now..i am using a pointing device to remote control the apps on my pc..no extra software needed for that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Maryland USA
    Posts : 758
    Windows 8 & Windows 7 Dual Boot


    Just curious, have you tried win98/me compatibility?

    It stayed running for me when I used that, but not the other versions of windows..
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 103
    Windows 8 64 bit


    yes i did..but i was having problem with the hardware itself-- the Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port converter...so the app failed to launch.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Please suggest progs to remote-control my PC
Related Threads
Cant open my downloaded progs in General Support
I have lots saved in Google Drive, but any progs I downloaded will not open. And I cannot see where a download from I/net goes to?
I'd like to add a file extension to the list given in Control Panel/Default Programs. In WinXP it was really easy but I hardly needed to use it as there seemed to be a lot more extensions available anyway back then. Unbelievably, (well, to me anyway), MS seem to have omitted '.flac'. How do I...
Solved Remote Desktop control in Network & Sharing
Hi! Don't know under which subcategory to post this. Can remote desktop control be achieved without 3rd party programs, just with Windows settings? Trying to connect with possibly 2 PCs running Windows (not at the same time), via the Internet. So I need to connect via the WAN, not with PCs on the...
Question: I'm looking for a Metro app that would allow me to remote control a music software program residing on the Win 8 desktop machine. I'm not looking for a music app that will stream music residing on the PC, just a remote control (via wifi home network), preferably for foobar2000 as it's...
since I have upgraded to 8.1 my remote control no longer works it is detected in device manager and driver is installed but when I click skip,play, stop etc nothing happens. I use it mainly for my music. is there a way to get it working again. I use the default music app to play music which I...
Has anyone found VNC or other remote control s/w with Win 8 server which works ? Remote desktop blanks the screen -I only need Win platform- thx! Kevin
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook