A certain octogenarian in my family lives in a far-away state and uses an ancient (circa 2001) computer for doing email. It works "just fine" (so she says) and she doesn't want to replace it. Whatever. I swear, next time I'm there, I'm going to sneak in a newer computer and she'll never notice the difference.
Any way, she's now having some computer problems and wants me to help fix it. Aparantly, six years ago, I logged into her computer remotely and did just that.
How the heck did I login to a WIndows 98 box remotely (over dial-up no less), and how on earth could I do it today (all the modern remote support tools I found require WinXP and above)?