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Home network w/ XP pro desktop and Vist Home pro laptop

I bought a new laptop w/ Vista Home Pro and hooked it up thru a wireless network with my Desktop computer running XP pro. Both run fine separately but I would like to access my home computer desktop with my remote laptop. The Desktop computer is hooked to the Linksys wireless G by hardwire and the laptop is wireless. I don't want to load redundant software on the smaller (160 gig) Toshiba HD and the desktop computer too. Can I access the desktop computer software by laptop? If so, How? Thank you

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Re: home network w/ XP pro desktop and Vist Home pro...

So you want to remotely control your Desktop from your laptop from anywhere, correct?

Well only thing you need  is an internet connection, and you can access your desktop.

There are tons of software you can use to control your desktop remotely.

Here are some good ones:

Logmein free click that, that will link you to LogMein's free solution.

Logmein offers several solutions, the free is what I would use for you unless you wanted to pay.

Another very good one is:
RemotelyAnywhere click there, that is a very good software probably my favorite.

Those are the main 2 that you would like.

There are other ones more for more advanced users like:

Good luck!

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