if you have a pro version of windows running You need the purpose built Android RD Client (Remote Desktop Client) from Microsoft on the Google Play Store If you are on windows 8.1 Bing /home, it doen't natively support remote connections (only on Pro ) but there are other apps on the play store and also check this thread it points to various third party apps How to enable RDP in Windows 7 Home Premium? - Windows 7 - Spiceworks. or google how to enable remote desktop in windowsXXX
Thanks for responding but I'm not sure it gets me to a working solution:
- I used RDP/RDC for several years for work and it was a great way to log onto office systems from home. I would be happy to use it here if it works over a local WiFi network (as against the internet)
- As I understand it from Microsoft, though, the remote PC (here the Intel Compute Stick) must be running Windows Professional (version 8.1 or earlier). Windows 10 is the current release and it doesn't make sense to me to buy a Compute Stick and then try to source an earlier and no longer available version of the operating system to install on it. So I don't think this route is an option unless I am missing something
- I am aware that there are third party products available and if necessary I will consider them. It seems to me, however, that there is always risk associated with third party products that may or may not be well supported as changes are made to operating systems (both on the remote PC and the connecting [Android] device) etc.
- I am really in a pre - purchase situation and doing my "homework" before making a decision. It would be good to have well supported software from one of the major suppliers . Not having it is not a deal breaker but it is a factor. I think this is a reasonable avenue to ask of Intel how to access and use this device - not everyone will be planning on using it with a TV
Not really, although I'm still chipping away at it. As I said in my original post the Intel Compute Stick seems to assume that there will either be an HDMI screen or the internet to get access. I want to work stand alone without internet or a third party modem. I want to use my Android tablet as screen and keyboard for the compute stick. So far I haven't been able to work out how to do this with any party's software
According to what I understand, there is not Intel software to control the Intel® Compute Stick desktop remotely. To use the Intel® Remote Keyboard you would need to have the Compute Stick connected to a display.
If you get this connection successful, we would be glad know the procedure for this configuration.
Please let us know.
Of course I'll be happy to share it I can get it working the way I want, although I am still chuckling to myself to think that Intel would like to know how to do this. I guess I'm asking for something a little unexpected, even though it seems to make a great deal of sense to me given the devices extremely light weight.
I'll let you know how I go