Remote controlling a PC

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I have been working on a company's PC's and they don't have
monitor , keyboard, or mouse.  My first thought was wouldn't
it be nice if I could interface a laptop to do this, but
most things I have read suggest this is not going to work.

The other alternative suggested was remote control software,
but I believe that it starts after the OS is running, so
there would be no remote control for the boot options or
using the BIOS.  Other options (aside from an LCD monitor,
keyboard, and mouse)?


Re: Remote controlling a PC

Dave Boland wrote:
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Hi Dave,
     Your cheapest option is to use another system and access the
system you are working on via Remote Access over LAN if both systems
have Windows XP. You will need to setup the access on both systems and
may need a monitor for the system you are working on, initially. There
are similar options for other operating systems but you may need to
install additional software on your system and the systems you are
working on.
     There are remote control "presenters" and software available but
you are right about not having control from startup. Also, the remote
often cannot perform keystrokes. You may want to get a standard VGA
monitor and PS/2 keyboard and mouse to use when you need to access
these other systems if the option mentioned above isn't feasable.

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