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Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

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    Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop

    Hi. I'm a Windows 8 newbie, so go easy on me .

    I'm trying to RDP from my new Windows 8 laptop to an XP desktop, both of which are on my home network. When I try, I get the below error...

    Remote Desktop can't connect to the remote computer for one of these reasons:

    1) Remote access to the server is not enabled
    2) The remote computer is turned off
    3) The remote computer is not available on the network

    As best as I can tell, none of the conditions above is true. Here is what I have looked at so far...

    - On the XP machine, in System settings / Remote, "Allow users to connect to this system" is Checked. I have successfully RDP'd to this machine in the past, but this is the first time I've tried from the Windows 8 machine.

    - From the Windows 8 machine, I can ping the XP machine, and I can access a shared drive on the XP machine. In fact, I've been moving files between the XP machine and the Windows 8 machine, in both directions, all day.

    - Just to eliminate another potential issue, I have set the username and password on the Windows 8 machine to match that on the XP machine.

    Incidentally, XP machine is running XP Pro, 2002, SP3.

    Thanx in advance for any suggestions to diagnose and resolve this.

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Cannot Remote Desktop FROM Windows 8 laptop to XP desktop
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