The Remote Desktop feature in Windows computers, allow someone sitting at a faraway place to access and control your system without being physically close to your system. This feature is used particularly when you need help from someone to solve the problems in your computer. Often a tech support person or any of experienced friends are chosen to allow access to computers through Remote desktop feature, as they should be trustworthy.
However, while getting the Remote help in your computer from someone you trust, if the connection is slow, it becomes a lot frustrating. If you connect to a remote computer with a cable modem or DSL, the Windows XP’s Remote Desktop Connection works very well. But you can work even better with modem connections and optimize the experience to work, says the Windows XP help team.
Windows XP help instructions to deal with slow Remote Desktop connections in XP
- Go to the “Windows XP Remote Desktop Connection” tool. To access advanced options, click the “Options” button. if you wish to modify an existing session name, Then select “Open“.
- Select the “Experience” tab. Now, under choose your connection speed to optimize performance, select the pull down to select the speed for the internet connection, with which you are going to connect to the internet. If color of the remote
desktop’s desktop is not an issue for you or if you don’t even care to see the desktop, you can choose a connection speed that is slower than actual connection.
- Also, you may also uncheck the boxes to disable the remote desktop background, menu and window animation, window contents while dragging, desktop background and themes. If it were me, I would turn off all these options unless I have a very fast and stable network connection.
- Click the “General” tab, when you are done with your settings. To re-save your session with the new settings, Click “Save As“. Or you can simply carry on and access a computer remotely by clicking the “Options” menu to hide the advanced settings. Then enter the computer’s name and choose “Connect”.
That’s how the Windows XP help team asks you to deal with slow connections issue while using the Remote desktop feature in your Windows XP computer.