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Help with Remote Desktop App wanted

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Help with Remote Desktop App wanted


    Hi everyone, this is my first post.
    just got a new laptop with Windows 8 and my desktop PC has Windows 7 on it.
    i want to use the Remote Desktop App but, when I get to the enter credentials screen, I enter my email address that I use to log into my laptop with, but, it won't accept the password that is used for the laptop/email, any ideas what I am doing wrong ?
    I have made sure remote connections are allowed on desktop PC.

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    You need to use the user name and password for the desktop.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    My desktop has no password to log on with, and I tried my email address with no password, didn't work, do I need to create a password for my desktop (admin) account ?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Did you try proceeding entering user name and no password (or no user name and no password). If these approaches don't work, then maybe a password will get things going. Not sure if you actually need a password for RDC. Have never tried RDC on a computer that did not have a password.
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