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Old Apr 10, 2003, 09:50 AM
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I'm getting a new DELL for work & it has WinXP professional installed. I currently use Win2000 & have never used WinXP so I have some questions about WinXP. Here they are:

1. I thought I've read somewhere that there is some sort of rollback feature within WinXP. In other words where you can have the computer go back to how it was at a certain date. Does XP have this feature or will I need to get software to do this (i.e. GoBack, PQ Drive Image, etc.)

2 Does XP Pro have any kind of built in firewall software? Or should I get a 3rd party product like Norton or ZoneAlarm?

3. Does XP Pro have any kind of remote accessibility/function so I can access this work computer from home.

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Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:16 AM
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1. Yes, System Restore
2. Yes.
3. Yes, Remote Desktop (Terminal Services)
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 10:33 AM
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As regards Q2 then yes you really should disable the firewall and install a better one. Sygate, Zone Alarm, Kerio, Outpost and others all offer a FREE version and are far superior to the inbuilt XP version. You will find a lot more info on these in the security forum.
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Old Apr 10, 2003, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for answering my questions. For the remote capability, would I be better off going with a software package like 'PCAnywhere' or is the built-in WinXP version just as good?
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 01:13 AM
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I think both pc's must have xp on it to use remote assistance.But im not sure.
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Old Apr 15, 2003, 02:28 AM
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Any PC client running 98/98se/ME/2000 can remotely access a Windows XP desktop. Just put the Windows XP install CD into the client machine and install the Remote Desktop Client applet.
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