Connect Win 10 comp to a Win 7 comp securly

January 25, 2017 at 07:04:35
Specs: Windows 7
All computers discussed are desktops..I want to access a computer in another room which is running Win 7. This will be called No7.
I wish to access No 7 from a computer running Win 10, No10! I want to input data on No7 using the keyboard Mouse and screen located at my No10 computer..
I cannot change the O.S from Win 7 on No7 as the s.ware will not work above win 7 and no alternative is suitable. I can run wires (cat 5, Crossover ?) if it solves the problem. or configure my router if the only way is wireless ...I want security on No7 and do not want to compromise No10. No10 uses the internet. I have no need for internet access on No7 it is solely data in.
I have been warned about a lack of security to both computers after win 7 support ends if i utilise wireless. I expect/hope to run this set up for many years to come
I dont know what more i can offer by way of info and a thousand questions come to mind. Well 10 at least and i bet there will be at least two for every answer after that. Please if i have not made myself clear just ask Thanks

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#1
January 25, 2017 at 07:26:44
I haven't played with Windows 10 yet but I suspect it still has "Remote Desktop Control" built into it which can be used to connect to the Windows 10 machine from the Windows 7 machine.

Just google it and you'll find all the info you need on how to use it.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#2
January 25, 2017 at 07:29:30
I forgot to add:

I have been warned about a lack of security to both computers after win 7 support ends if i utilise wireless.

I wouldn't worry about that too much. A quick google check tells me MS will be doing security updates for Windows 7 until 2020.

Also, if you're talking about a wireless network inside your home, you don't have to worry too much if your wifi network is properly secured with a good encryption key.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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#3
January 25, 2017 at 20:30:25
Note also that transferring files between computers on the same network is as simple as enabling print and file sharing on both computers and creating a folder or two (at least one on each computer) and setting them as share folders. Then it is as simple as drop a file in from one computer and pull it out or copy it from the other computer.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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