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  1. abhiroopb

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    I have a Windows 7 x64 home premium computer and an Android HTC Magic running CyanogenMod (ver 1.6).

    I am looking for an easy to use remote desktop application.

    Requirements:

    - Does not have to be "fancy", i.e. I only want to control my computer from my phone with my mouse.

    - Needs to be FREE

    - Easy configuration. Up until now, whatever program I have tried seems to be blocked by something (most likely my Windows Firewall) and I have been unable to make it work.

    - Step by step guide please, I'm a noob to this and I need help!

    Thanks
     

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    i use remotedroid.
     
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    I've tried phoneMyPC before. It is NOT free, but it is really easy to set up and really easy to use. I highly recommend it. (You could just try it and if you think its not worth your money you could get a refund)
     
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    I tried that and for some reason it just refused to connect, kept getting "failed" or other similar errors on my phone. This was on an internal wireless connection.
     
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    Actually the main reason I want a free one is because I am in Singapore and there are NO paid apps available :(
     
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    I don't think Windows 7 home premium has remote desktop client capabilities.
     
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    There is an option by which I can enable "remote desktop sharing". But, that's it, nothing works after that.
     
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    Windows 7 Home Premium definitely has no Remote Desktop. You have to use either Professional or Ultimate. Sorry to have to tell you that but it's true.
     
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    You could try some variant of VNC; it's an open source alternative to Remote Desktop. It doesn't work quite as well as Microsoft's solution, but it may be good enough for your purposes. You install a server component on your Windows box, and an optional client on your Android phone; it also supports a web interface, so you can use your favorite browser.
     

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