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I have recently bought a new PC, however i would like to control it from my downstairs laptop. I have tried teamviewer, but its just to unresponsive.

Please could someone recommend some sort of hardware or software to help me out, thanks.

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What do you mean by irresponsible? I use TeamViewer to control my home computer from even my cellphone anywhere I am and its amazingly fast and reliable, and the best of it. Its free. –  Rhyuk Jul 4 '12 at 19:17
RDP? Thought about just using Window's native solution? –  PnP Jul 4 '12 at 21:30
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TightVNC is a free and easy solution. Install it on both computers. Use the 'viewer' application to dial up the IP address of the other. It will work both directions if you'd like to.

Be sure to set up passwords and the like.

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Thanks Mate, Ill Give It A Try –  josh Jul 4 '12 at 19:16
You do realize the site is down? Try here: download.cnet.com/TightVNC-32-bit/3000-7240_4-10114315.html –  Celeritas Jul 4 '12 at 19:31
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Logmein is a potential candidate.

On the plus side, it works fairly flawlessly from just about anywhere with an internet connection, and has a variety of free clients for browsers, phones and tablets. On the other hand, it actively requires an internet connection, and will utilize that instead of directly transferring data across the local network (as far as I know).

Alternatively, as TheD mentioned above, and assuming both machines are running high enough versions of Windows, the included RDP client should work nicely. If I recall correctly (shown here), on Windows 7 the ability to connect using this is limited to Professional and up. Other versions of Windows vary- Vista apparently has it on all versions.

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+1 for recommending a internet solution. –  gekkostate Jul 4 '12 at 22:16
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