Windows 10: Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro

Discus and support Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I'm new to this forum and I need help. I contacted MS support and was told that I could not RDC from my laptop that has Windows 10 home to my desktop... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by nitehawkhp, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro


    I'm new to this forum and I need help. I contacted MS support and was told that I could not RDC from my laptop that has Windows 10 home to my desktop that has Windows 10 Pro. I was told that both had to be Windows 10 Pro. I don't think that is true. Can someone help me?

    I'm
    Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro [​IMG]
    easily confused in network stuff when it comes to configuring routers, permissions, stuff like that. I'm hoping that someone will be able to help me get my network established and permissions set. Then I can RDC and run programs on my desktop from my laptop. I have some graphics programs that just don't perform well on my laptop, but work very well on the desktop.

    Thanks in advance,

    Rod

    :)
     
    nitehawkhp, Mar 10, 2017
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    Hi,

    i was in the 2. scenario. Colleagues with win10 pro had no problems to access server remotely, only me with win10 home. I found following solution:

    Iegūstiet Microsoft Remote Desktop Preview — veikalā Microsoft Store lv-LV

    Download this app, it works perfectly, even more comfortable like the old RDC client.

    Regards

    MM
     
    Martins Matiss, Mar 10, 2017
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  3. TuRaSa Win User
    How to use Win8 Pro key for Win10 Pro upgrade?

    i have a Win7 Home laptop, which was automatically updated to Win10 Home by Microsoft push. I had purchased a Win8 Pro key earlier but I had not updated my laptop to Win8 Pro before Microsoft's auto update. By default Microsoft installed Win10 Home. Now
    I am not able to upgrade Win10 Home to Win10 Pro as the Activation screen keeps on telling me that the Win8 Pro key is not valid for Win10 Home.

    How can I upgrade my laptop to Win10 Pro using my Win8 Pro key and not needing to purchase a separate Win10 Pro key?
     
    TuRaSa, Mar 10, 2017
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  4. sml156 Win User

    Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro

    Whoever you talked to at MS support was a moron.

    Yes you can connect from a Home version of Windows to a Pro version of Windows.

    See if this tutorial written by Kari on TenForums helps.
    RDC - Connect Remotely to your Windows 10 PC
     
    sml156, Mar 10, 2017
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  5. erikg Win User
    I wouldn't go as far as to say that the MS person is a moron, but indeed it can be done. The tutorial written by Kari may seem a lot to take in for you if you want to quickly set up a rdp connection, but if you're new to this, my advice would be to pour yourself a cup of coffee and take your time to read through it. There are a lot of images (screenshots), so progressing through the tutorial goes fluently Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro :)

    Anyway, good luck and let us know how it went Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro :)

    Erik.
     
    erikg, Mar 10, 2017
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  6. Thanks to sml156 and erikg for your responses. I will read through the tutorial and let you know how it goes.
     
    nitehawkhp, Mar 10, 2017
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  7. Thanks for your help!! It worked perfectly
     
    nitehawkhp, Mar 12, 2017
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  8. jimbo45 Win User

    Need help RDC from laptop Win10 Home to desktop Win10 Pro

    Hi there

    Glad it worked -- but pity you didn't get the name of that Imbecile at Ms support --you should file a complaint.

    Trouble is so much "Support" (does that word actually exist in English any more !!!) is off shored / outsourced so Ms (and other large companies) don't have any direct control over the quality of staff in some of those outfits -- a Robot would have given you the correct answer.

    I wonder how many people have for example upgraded needlessly their version of Windows based on receiving the wrong advice from this type of service.

    I see you are in the USA -- well "Sue the Pants" off Ms - saying you had to spend TIME AND MONEY (don't forget to charge handsomely for your time) on sourcing, and installing a new version of Windows plus re-installing all your applications -- say 1 Days work -- 2,000 USD would be good for starters knowing typical U.S Lawyers fees.

    A few of those and I'm sure the quality of service would be mega improved !!!!. Even if it doesn't go to Court or gets thrown out the thought of zillions of similar cases will certainly wake Ms up a bit. !!!

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Mar 12, 2017
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  9. hasan55 Win User
    I faced the same problem one month ago.windows 10 has a set all driver but if any time did not install correctly then face some problem like this.
     
    hasan55, Mar 12, 2017
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  10. sml156 Win User
    I would try to get your money back if I were you. That is if you did pay anything for it.

    Did they want you to buy an upgrade to Pro, That would tell me that all they are there for is to make money any way they can and in your case that would be the commission on selling you the upgrade.

    Shady practices at the least if true.

    Oh and glad to hear you figured it out.
     
    sml156, Apr 5, 2018
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