Laptop controling PC in same room

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CrimsonSigma

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Currently I have a rather bulky desktop XP PC with a reasonable spec and enough storage for my means. As space is at a premium, I was wondering how difficult it would be to relegate this unit to a cupboard and control it via a laptop? The desktop in question has several programs I may not be able to acquire again and has a sound card used for studio work. I'd considered using something like VNC as a simple controller however in past experiences, there has often been a lag I would like to minimize if possible (can VNC be used to connect to the other PC directly instead of via traditional modem based IP?). My apologies, "server" theory isn't really my area of expertise! Any help would be very much appreciated.

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CrimsonSigma.
 

JohnWill

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UltraVNC is what I use, and over a LAN the response is basically "like being there". It's nothing like going over the Internet as far as response is concerned.

My advice is to try it, I think you'll find it'll work out.
 

CrimsonSigma

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Thank you both for the prompt responses. I'll give RD a go first as its pre-installed.

Thanks again,

CrimsonSigma.
 

JohnWill

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However, RDT only comes with XP-Pro or 2K, not XP-Home. :)
 
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