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Setting remote desktop to xp pc from vista laptop

How do i set up remote desktop connection from a new vista laptop to my xp pc at work? I do this currently xp to xp but have bought a new laptop with vista.

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By default in Vista Remote Desktop is disabled.
Steps to enable Remote desktop:

1. Press Window Key + Break Key and it will display the system properties.
2. On the system properties click on the remote tab and on the Remote Desktop Options tick Allow connections from computers running any version of Remote Desktop.
3. Click Apply and OK

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