How to enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7 Home Premium

One of the most annoying limitations of Windows 7  is the fact Microsoft has removed the ability to remote desktop into a computer running the Home Premium edition, fortunately the experts at The Green Button forum are already on hand to not only enable this feature but extend it, with multiple co-current users able to login.

Whilst this doesn’t sound like much, this has enabled me to remote desktop onto my home media center using a second account whilst the media center is still playing happily on my main television. This helps with tasks like updates, media management and even recording dvd’s.

This update is highly recommended for anyone with a dedicated Media Center box and works with Windows 7 Ultimate, Professional, Home Premium 64 bit and 32 bit.

Read more about the updated version here

If you’re looking for the same feature in Windows 8, read my latest update

 

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