Can I use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Home?


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I purchased a PC with Windows 10 Home. Now I find out in the near future I will have to be able to log into a remote computer (in another state) using Remote Desktop. So I was told that Windows 10 Home does not include Remote Desktop and that I will have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for $100 to use it. Well I checked and I do see the Remote Desktop app in Windows 10 Home so I am a bit confused.

I will only be logging into the remote PC from my PC, just the one way. I am not quite certain which OS the remote PC is using, it's either XP or Windows 7 Pro I believe.

So bottom line, will I be able to log into the remote PC using the Remote desktop app that I see in Windows 10 Home? Or will I have to upgrade to Windows 10 Pro for it to work? I am getting some confusing answers, someone said if I am only logging into the remote PC one way I can use the Windows 10 Home but I have to know for sure.

Thanks in advance for your help.
 
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I'll try to make this as simple as possible.
Windows 10 Home can launch and run mstsc.exe (MicroSoft Terminal Server Client) and connect to any Windows computer running Pro version or higher.
Windows 10 Home cannot be configured to accept or host an inbound terminal server session as it does not include the proper .dlls to do so. No version of Windows lower (down level) than Pro version can.

So as long as you are connecting from your Windows 10 Home version machine to a machine that is running
I will only be logging into the remote PC from my PC, just the one way. I am not quite certain which OS the remote PC is using, it's either XP or Windows 7 Pro I believe.
You should be fine.
 
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Thank you very much for your clear concise answer. You helped me a lot.
 
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One more question if you don't mind...will I be able to print to my printer from the remote PC? Or is that one of the things not possible because I don't have the pro version of Windows 10 and can only log into the remote PC from my end. In the event that I can, how would I set that up? Do I just install the software from my printer on the remote PC and when I want to print, choose it as the printer and it will print on my printer?

Thanks again for your help.
 

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Yep, that's pretty much it.
Just make sure and confirm that the connections options include the proper check boxes. Usually checked for printer by default.

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And then make sure that there is a suitable driver on the remote computer (for that operating system) for your local printer and you should be good to go.
 
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