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windows 8 no remote desktop option,help


DMHolt57

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#2
Welcome to the forum ric. :cool: You do not say what version of Windows 8 you are running, if it is Pro or Enterprise, you can setup remote options from the System in Control Panel.
 

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Brink

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#3
Hello Ric, and welcome to Eight Forums.

In addition:

Only the Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise editions can host a remote desktop connection.

Windows RT and Windows 8 editions can be a client, but cannot host a remote desktop connection.

Hope this helps, :)
Shawn
 

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Mystere

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#4
Do you mean you cannot remote desktop into other machines? Or that you cannot remote desktop into your Windows 8 computer? If the later, that's probably because you don't have the Pro version. You can still do Remote Assistance, but you will have to use something like TeamViewer otherwise.
 

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SebasSmits

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#5
i have acer w3 ,and it dont have remote desktop option,hellllllp pls. thanks in advance
Did you mean you don't have like a program for remote desktop or that you have it but it does not work.

If its not working, do you use it for a windows 7 computer or from a windows 7 computer. Because connecting to or from remote desktop on a windows 8 computer only works from or to an other windows 8 computer.
 

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