Windows XP Home has the Remote Desktop Connection (RDP) client installed on it, allowing you to connect to other computers remotely and control them as though you are sitting in front of them. As long as the computer you are connecting to is configured as a remote host and you have the connection information for it, you can easily use the RDP client to make this remote connection.
Click the "Start" button to open the Start Menu and then click "Run...."
Type "mstsc" into the Run command box and then click the "OK" button or hit the "Enter" key.
Type the name or IP of the computer you want to connect to into the "Computer" box of the Remote Desktop Connection window and then click the "Connect" button or hit the "Enter" key.
Enter your login username and password and click the "OK" button or hit the "Enter" key. You are now connected to the remote computer.
- While you can connect from a Windows XP Home computer to a remote host, you cannot connect to another Windows XP Home computer due to the fact that Windows XP Home only has the RDP client installed, not the RDP server.