Discussion in 'mobile device security' started by JRViejo, Apr 9, 2021.
The cure for Apple envy? How to connect your Android phone to Windows 10 by Ed Bott.
What about screen sharing to Windows 8.1 or other desktop OS?
"Link to Windows" needs microsoft account and is limited to win10 only
Why? Dont know exactly, but Windows 7 is out of support not has the ability to use a microsoft account (ofc you need one for current ms office suites). And windows 8 is not spread that much (<5%) and eol in 2023.
But i would think twice about that linking:
The control KI/AI has been gone wild, the expert team for locking is a closed group and once an account has been locked its 99.999% gone. you need to go to the court and wait a very long time.
@Brummelchen I was thinking about no-MS-involved method. Fossbytes article mentioned apps like AirDroid or ApowerMirror. Have anyone used them?
ApowerMirror/AirDroid needs Device and Windows Installation (Server <> Client) while "Link to Windows" only on Android/iOS. they work different. Looks like a normal Remote Connection. But - i think Windows 10 has a pre-installed setting or tool which is able to handle such connections, windows 8 seems to have not. Windows 10 is so much larger behind the scene, even to handle a Linux subsystem (WSL). And now they are going to implement an android sub system to emulate apps. (project "LATTE"). this is on-top "link to windows", no longer only remote.
as linked Samsung devices already own this native connection without another app, thats the point. no additional license to buy, just connect and get ready.
(for me i wont use it, no need for me, and i avoid using a microsoft account for linked reasons, i dont like to get busted)
Guess I'm out of luck because I have none of the phones listed. Mine is a T-Mobile Revvl, made by Motorola, because I refuse to spend hundreds of dollars or a grand for a telephone. I can't see the point of linking them anyway. If I ever wanted to get, say, a photo from the phone to the PC, I can do it now. The rest is fluff. Actually, I don't need the phone but wife insists that 'at my age,' it's a good idea to have one. I've made 4 calls on it in 3 yrs.
What is "control KI/AI"?
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