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How to Enable Remote Desktop in Windows 10 or 11


Ready to tap into the power of remote desktop on your Windows 10 machine? Whether you're looking to access your PC from afar or help a friend troubleshoot their computer, enabling Remote Desktop is the way to go. So, grab your digital toolkit, and let's get started on this journey.

Step 1: The Basics

First things first, make sure you're logged in to your Windows 10 PC with an account that has administrative privileges. You know, the one with all the power!

Step 2: Open System Properties

  1. Press Win + X to summon the magical Quick Link menu.
  2. Click on "System" to enter the realm of your PC settings.

Step 3: Find the Remote Settings

  1. On the left, select "Remote settings."
  2. If a UAC (User Account Control) prompt appears, wave it away with your admin powers.

Step 4: Enable Remote Desktop

  1. In the System Properties window, click the "Remote" tab.
  2. Find the "Remote Desktop" section.
  3. Check the box that says "Allow remote connections to this computer."
  4. If you're feeling fancy, click on "Advanced settings" to tweak more options.

Step 5: Confirm Changes

  1. Click "Apply" and then "OK."
  2. Windows might throw some friendly warnings your way; just nod and click through.

Step 6: Check for Firewall Permission

  1. Don't let the firewall gatekeepers stand in your way!
  2. Make sure your firewall allows Remote Desktop connections.

Step 7: Note Down Your PC's Name

  1. Head back to the System Properties.
  2. Note down the full computer name under the "Computer Name" tab. You'll need this for remote connections.

Step 8: Bask in Your Remote Glory

Congratulations! You've enabled Remote Desktop on your Windows 10 machine. Now you can remotely access it from another Windows PC or even a mobile device using the Remote Desktop app.

A Few Nuggets of Wisdom:

And there you have it, the keys to the remote kingdom of your Windows 10 PC. So go ahead, connect, explore, and enjoy the freedom of accessing your computer from wherever life takes you!

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Posted: 2024-01-08
By: dwirch
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