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Microsoft® Windows 7 In Depth by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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37. Remote Desktop

Using Your Computer Remotely

Windows 7 Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate editions (as well as the comparable Windows Vista and XP versions) have a spiffy feature called Remote Desktop that lets you connect to and use your computer from another location. You can see your computer’s screen, move the mouse and type on the keyboard, open files, and even print, just as if you were really sitting in front of your own computer. The neat part is that you can do this from just about any computer, as long as it’s running some version of Windows or Mac OS X.

Figure 37.1 shows how this works.

Figure 37.1 You can use any computer running Windows or Macintosh OS X to connect to and control your computer.

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