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If you’ve read my article entitled, How To Set Up Remote Desktop Windows 7, you’re probably pretty anxious to learn how to connect to a computer remotely over the Internet the easy. If you’ve read my article about doing this the “Windows Way”, you realize that it can be a bit of a pain getting everything configured and working properly.

Today, I’m going to each you how to control a computer from another computer using a program called TeamViewer. After you learn to do this, you’ll be able to take control of someone’s computer in a matter of just seconds to do things like routine maintenance, fix problems, or even transfer large files.

The first thing that you’re going to want to do is go to www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx. When the page loads, you’ll want to find the button that says, “Start Full Version. It’s Free!” and click on it. This will open a window that will ask you where you would like to save the setup file on your computer. I personally like to save these kinds of files to my desktop so that I can easily find them after the download completes.

After the download has completed, simply click on the file to start the installation process. I’m using Windows 7 but the installation process is very similar on older versions of Windows. On Windows 7, you simply click on the file that you downloaded and a window will pop up asking your if you want to Run or Cancel. You’ll want to choose the “Run” option.

Next a window will pop up that asks you if you would like to install or run the software. I choose install so it will be ready on my computer the next time I need to use the software. Make sure that the box next to “Install” is highlighted and click “Next” at the bottom of the window. Next a window will pop up asking you if you are going to use the software for personal or business use. If you choose “business”, you’ll have to pay to use the program. If you choose “personal”, it’s completely free. Make your selection and click “Next”.

Next, read the licensing agreement, check the box that says that you have read and that you agree to the licensing terms, and click next. If you are installing the software for personal use, you’ll need to check the box that says you agree not to use the software for commercial purposes before you can click the “Next” button.

In the next step you can choose whether you want to be able to connect remotely to the computer you are installing the software on any time you feel like it. If your answer to this question is yes, click “Yes”. If your answer is no, click “No” and then click the “Next” button. The software will then install and automatically open. It’s now ready to use.

It’s important to note that both the computer you want to connect to and the computer you want to connect from need to have the TeamViewer software installed on it.

After both computers have the software installed on them, you’re ready to connect to the computer remotely. All you need to do is make sure that tab marked “Remote Control” is the active window. If “Presentations” is the active window, simply click on the “Remote Control” tab so make it the active window. Both computers need to be in this window.

Next, have the person who is working on the computer that you want to connect to read you the nine digit code in the box labeled “Your ID”. You’re going to want to enter that number into the box labeled “Partner ID” on your computer. Next, make sure the bubble labeled “Remote Control” is highlighted and click the button labeled “Connect To Partner”. A window will then pop up asking you to enter a password. At this time, have the person at the other computer tell you the four digit password that is displayed on their computer in the box labeled “Password”. The last thing you’ll need to do is enter that password in the box on your computer, click on the button marked “Log On” and in a couple of seconds, a window will open on your computer screen that will display the desktop of the computer you have just connected to.

You now have complete control over the other person’s computer. You can now do whatever you would like to do whether it’s just looking at files, running troubleshooting tools such as virus or spyware scans, or installing software. Wasn’t that easy? I told you that I would teach you how to remote desktop over Internet the easy way, didn’t I? I’m sure that you will agree that this is a much easier way to connect remotely to another computer.

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Sources: http://www.teamviewer.com/en/index.aspx

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