Remote Desktop home XP to home XP

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Kaneohe

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I am trying to use Remote Desktop to connect from my WinXP Home Edition to my parents WinXP Home Edition. Both computers are set to "allow remote assistance..." and to "Allow users to connect remotely...", however I encountered an error that said the client could not connect... I suspect we did not have it configured properly.

I have a few questions:
1. Is it possible to connect between 2 WinXP Home Edition machines using Remote Desktop?
2. I am using the IP address for the computer name...is this correct?
3. is it necessary to enter a User Name and Password in the Remote Desktop configuration?
4. How do I find out the Domain?? Is that the same as their ISP?

Thanks in advance!
 
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The Host (IE: your Parents PC) needs to have XP Professional as the OS.
 

Kaneohe

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That's what I was afraid of.

Does anyone have any suggestions of 3rd party softwares that will allow me to remotely connect to their PC? I often help them with troubleshooting, etc and it would be much easier if I could just connect to their machine.

Thanks
 
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