TL;DR Make RDP better on Win7. Enable UDP support with this update. Add support for RDP 8.1 to Windows 7. Both an updated RDP client (useful when connecting to Windows Server 2012) and updates for the terminal server service. http://blogs.msdn.com/b/rds/archive/2013/11/12/remote-desktop-protocol-8-1-update-for-windows-7-sp1-released-to-web.aspx There are quite a few hotfix prerequisites that took a while to install. I found it quicker to extract the cab files from within the MSU hotfix files (used 7zip) and install using dism.