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    Dead video card...remote desktop??

    I gotta old computer that has a program that I need on my new one. It's not really the program that I wanna transfer but I need to transfer the registration information (the program is called SmartMusic). The problem is that the video card on the old comp is blown. Both computers have XP Home.

    So, what I wanna do is remote desktop to my old computer (over network). But my problem is, how do I initiate the request or start the server for remote desktop on the old computer? Is there a way to get into the command line over the network and start it?

    Thanks in advance.

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    What about hooking the hdd onto your comp? Just hook up the hdd from the bad one as a slave drive(only if you are not suing raid).
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    That was the first thing I thought but I need to transfer this registration online and it all has to do with unique computer ID's (its a subscription based program). I have to CD to install it...I just gotta tell the company through the program that I wanna install it on a different computer (different unique ID). I guess that ensures that you cant use the same serial number on many computers...

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    Does one of the comps have integrated vid...then you could use that for one of them, and use the good gfx card for the other...Other than that, I have no idea about what you can do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EXreaction
    Does one of the comps have integrated vid
    No, neither of them do...

    So I wouldnt even be able to remote desktop somehow? Use the old comp headless and connect to it throught my good comp? I know this is easy in linux...but yea, this is M$.

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    Ok...I tried installing and it let me use the same subscription...so I don't need to do this anymore...thanks for the help EX.

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    btw, just for clarification, XP Home does not come with Remote Desktop. . .
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    Glad you got it working!
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