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How to Access Your Desktop PC from Your Laptop with Remote Desktop

You can access your desktop PC from your laptop with Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop allows you to work on your laptop as if it were your desktop computer. To access a remote computer from your laptop, [more…]

How to Configure Your Laptop for a Remote Desktop Connection

With Windows Vista, it’s amazingly easy to set up the Remote Desktop feature so that you can work between your laptop and desktop computers. Keep in mind that you should use Remote Desktop only in a secure [more…]

What You Can Do with Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is a Windows Vista feature that lets you share work between your laptop and desktop computers. When the remote desktop is set up and connected, what you see on your laptop’s screen is actually [more…]

How to Access the Remote Desktop from Your Laptop

Once your computer is configured to accept a remote desktop connection, you can use another computer on the network — say, your laptop — to access that computer and use it remotely. [more…]

How to Disconnect Your Laptop from the Remote Desktop

When you finish your remote desktop session, it’s easy to break the remote connection. Simply close the remote window, or click the X button on the strip across the top of the screen. Then click the OK [more…]

What to Pack in Your Laptop Bag

Traveling with a laptop requires preparation. Packing your laptop bag with essentials helps you make sure you can access the Internet whether you're in the air or in a hotel. Here are some suggestions [more…]

How to Create a VPN Connection in Windows 8

A VPN (virtual private network) connection provides you with extra security when you're on the road, allowing you to easily access your desktop PC's data. Follow these steps to create and use a VPN connection [more…]

10 Things to Throw in Your Laptop Bag

Hopefully, you have purchased your laptop a handsome bag. And after you have the bag, and all that room, what are you going to put in it? Well, yes, of course: The laptop goes into the case. Duh. What [more…]

How to Use the Skype App on Your Windows 10 Laptop

If you recall laptop history, you know that one pillar of laptop technology is communications. That means not only computer communications, networking, and modem use but also people communications. Yes [more…]

How to Activate Streaming to Share Media on Your Windows 10 Laptop

Media sharing, or streaming, is normally disabled for Windows 10 laptops. To activate the feature and make your laptop’s music, pictures, and video available to other computers on a private network, follow [more…]

Tips for Flying with Your Laptop

Taking a laptop onboard a commercial airliner today is about as normal as bringing onboard a sack lunch or a crying infant. That’s good news, unlike the old days, when having a laptop was cause for concern [more…]

In-Flight Power and Wi-Fi for Your Laptop

The airlines are making changes that will hopefully make it easier for you to fly with your laptop. The most significant issues you will probably face while flying concern power and Wi-Fi access. [more…]

How to Access Wi-Fi on Your Windows 10 Laptop

Your Windows 10 laptop is capable of making a wireless connection anywhere the Wi-Fi signal is available. You need to know the network’s name and its password. Upon success, your laptop can use the network [more…]

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