I need to be able to remote connect to an IP address but, since I have Windows 8 Home and not PRO (where Remote Desktop App is included) I can't use the one of Windows. Can I get an other program that will allow me to remote connect using an IP address? Please help.
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All you are getting are random shots in the dark.
First, do you have physical access to the computer you want to remote into, to be able to install remote server software? If you do, then you can use VNC, or Logmein, or TeamViewer as suggested. You would sit down at that computer, install the Server portion of the software, and set up any port routing on that end to allow you access by remote. Then, you would run the client portion of the program or service you are using once you are at your remote location, and connect.
For example, if you used one of the many VNC installations out there, like RealVNC as suggested, you would install the VNC server on the remote machine. Then, you would forward ports 5900 and 5800 (I'll get to why in a moment) through the router at that remote location. Why both? Because one of the wonderful things about VNC, is that you don't HAVE to actually install the client portion. You can go to ANY web browser and connect to the remote IP address with a :5800 on the end...
... and you will load a JAVA remote control client that you can use to remotely access that computer.
However, and this is important enough to repeat, you need to have physical access at some point to be able to install the server portion of these choices before you can start to remotely access these computers.
Now, if you do not have physical access to this computer, then you need to state that specifically in your question. For example, if a friend in another country decided to give you remote access while they went on vacation, and they are not there now. They gave you their IP address, and said "Oh, just use the Windows Remote Desktop Client." This is the specific information we need to know. Why? Because if that is the case, then all the suggestions to use VNC, or TeamViewer, or LogMeIn, are therefore useless since you can't install the server portion of the software.
I'm not sure where you got your information that your only option for accessing a computer using Windows 8 and the Windows Remote Desktop Client is to upgrade your version of Windows 8, because there is a Windows 8 Remote Desktop Client app available for download in the Windows Store. The only requirement listed is that you are using some version of Windows 8. You did not say whether or not you tried to download this free app and use it. So, that's my suggestion. Follow the link, download the App from Microsoft, and try it.
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It's only the RDP Service that cannot run on Home edition. The RDP Client works fine on any Windows edition. Microsoft clearly states in their Remote Desktop FAQ that the client works on any version of Windows 8 - only the service (Running on the machine you want to connect to) requires Pro. See their FAQ here.
Just go to the start screen with all the tiles and type "mstsc" and you should see the "Remote Desktop Connection" application.
If it doesn't show up, go to Windows Store and download the Remote Desktop App.
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Yes, you should check out http://www.tightvnc.com/it will do just about everything rdc(remote desktop connection) will do, for free.