UPDATE: The problem's been resolved with some help from Dina's IT group and the advice of some of my friends. Thanks for the help and input!
OK, technophiles out there, here’s an opportunity to help my wife and me out (involves XP and Vista).
We bought a new laptop for Dina a few months back. It works fine, but one of the main purposes Dina needs it for is to connect to her office with Remote Desktop. The problem is that her laptop has Vista and her work computer seems to be compatible only with Windows XP. (Her IT people have confirmed this, so it’s not just a matter of me guessing.)
Here are my questions:
- Is there any trick to try to get around this (somehow making the Vista remote desktop connectivity act like/look like XP)?
- Barring that, how difficult or expensive would it be to get XP on her laptop instead of Vista? Right now, other than Microsoft Office (which we have the disk for), there aren’t a lot of programs or files on the laptop.
- With Windows 7 coming out, is there any chance that upgrading to that will fix the problem?
I’m stuck and frustrated over this. The whole idea was to get Dina something that would be a lot less hassle than the antique computer she’s been using, but it hasn’t worked out so far.
Thanks in advance.