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Allow Remote Desktop connections

Ever wanted to access your home computer when you're away from home? If you have a home network, you can use Remote Desktop Connection to access your home PCs from outside the network. This can be handy when you're traveling or at work.

There are six steps you'll need to follow to set this up. Each one is explained in detail below.

1. Allow remote connections to the computer you want to access.

2. Make sure Remote Desktop is able to communicate through your firewall.

3. Find the IP address of the computer on your home network that you want to connect to.

4. Open your router's configuration screen and forward TCP port 3389 to the destination computer's IP address.

5. Find your router's public IP address so that Remote Desktop can find it on the Internet.

6. Open Remote Desktop Connection and connect.

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Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River

With the release of Windows 7 SP1, Microsoft has also updated the Windows 7 DVD media ISO image distributed by Digital River for online order fulfillment. Digital River is Microsoft’s partner for fulfillment on online distribution for downloadable Microsoft products.

The Windows 7 ISO images hosted on Digital River is genuine and official version, and the downloads from the server is legal. It’s after all one of the official channel where end-users who purchase a license (product key) for Windows 7 get the setup installation files.

Anyway, without a genuine and legally purchased product key, you can’t get Windows 7 activated, and Windows 7 will only run as evaluation copy for up to 30 days.