How do i controll another laptop

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  1. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    So this will be interesting,

    My cousin who lives in mexico and uses DSL got a laptop and wants me to controll his laptop from my laptop.
    Here is the thing, he is running WIN7 and i'm running vista.

    So here are my questions:
    Can i controll his WIN7 laptop from my WINvista?
    How do i do it?
    And make sure it's free.
     
  2. XAlexBlitz209X

    XAlexBlitz209X GBAtemp Regular

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    Use Something Called "Team Viewer"
     
  3. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    Turtorial?
     
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    There are several solutions with varying benefits.

    It sounds like you just want something easy to set up, and the easiest solution I have seen by far is ShowMyPC. You just download the executable from their site on both machines, click a few buttons and you're good. No tutorial really needed, but just to clarify how easy it is I'll write all the steps:

    [Machine that will be controlled by the other machine]
    1. Open the ShowMyPC executable.
    2. Press the "Show my PC now" button.
    3. Copy paste the password that appears.

    [Machine that will control the other machine]
    1. Open the ShowMyPC executable.
    2. Press the "Show remote PC" button.
    3. Enter the password from the previous step 3.

    This is all.
     
  6. Hakoda

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    http://teamviewer.com/en/download/index.aspx

    You download the full version, all-in-one package and install it. Give him the link and he downloads the Instant Customer: QuickSupport executable. It will relay him an ID & a password which he will give to you. The QS application on his computer installs nothing, its just a single-executable. Open the TeamViewer app you installed earlier and enter in his information. Using a secure connection via TeamViewer's servers, it will give you complete remote desktop connection for absolutely no cost.
     
  7. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    All of this was extremely Helpful. Lock plz
     
  8. Originality

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    inb4 lock, there's also LogMeIn. I've got it set up to control my PC with either my smartphone or my iPad2.
     
  9. Wizerzak

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    +1 for Teamviewer. So simple, so effective and can be used for many different applications.
     
  10. Quietlyawesome94

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    I had never even heard of Teamviewer before this thread. Just got done playing around with it and it works great! Thanks guys [​IMG]
     
  11. gbatempfan1

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    I used to use custom scripts with ultravnc, but I saw an add for teamviewer on ultravnc's website a few years ago and have been using it since. I've never used anything free and as simple as there setup before and I wouldn't even know where to find an alternative. Even better is that they support linux(though compiled with winelib or someother wine based compatablility), and allow remote control from andriod and iOS,
     
  12. Thesolcity

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    +1 Team viewer [​IMG]
     
  13. Pixxet

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    I second this.
    LogMeIn is what I use, and it works fine.