Can a Windows 7 pc remote desktop to a Windows 8 pc

I currently work at home and was wondering if i could connect my windows 7 PC to to my Windows 8 PC via remote desktop?
For this to work i have got my 2 computers connected to the same network using a wireless network. They are both on the same network but the windows 7 computer is home premium and the tablet has windows 8 pro.

I would appreciate links to discussions or info to show me how to.
Please include a how to guide if you can before posting.


Ben King

Hello Ben King,


 Welcome to Microsoft community and thanks for posting the question.


 As per the description provided, it looks like you are having issues with Remotely accessing Windows 8 with Windows 7.


For Remote desktop to work you should have  Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions on both computers.


Check the link mentioned below.



Reply to us if you face any issues with Remote Desktop  or any other Windows Issue, and I would be glad to assist you.


Have a nice day!


Hope this information helps.




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Last updated March 13, 2018 Views 406 Applies to: