Originally Posted by Comet
if you want to remotely control a laptop or PC, then you need a specific program
You can just use MS's remote desktop. You don't need anything.
Originally Posted by lopealle
ok what is the workgroup?
By default, Windows is already in a workgroup which is called WORKGROUP or MSHOME depending on the version. We'll say it's the former for this discussion.
It's just a MS craptastic method of horribly allowing one PC to see the files or drives of another. It's a necessary evil but can be painfully slow if you mix and match versions of Windows (XP and Win7 for example).
Your PCs are most likely already in said workgroup so you don't need to do anything there.
Just right click a folder or drive and go to its sharing options. Then when you look at the network from the other PC, what you shared should show up under that PCs icon.