How to Control Someone’s Computer Remotely

I regularly take control of the computers of friends and relatives to help them resolve computer problems. It’s just so much easier SEEING the problem than having it described to you.

Easiest method: Team Viewer noncommercial version

Your friend must be at their computer to help log you in. Team Viewer relies on VNC and VNC Single-click code. The Team Viewer people are running a Repeater and a pretty interface.

Tell your friend:

  1. go to http://www.teamviewer.com
  2. click on “Start Customer Module”
  3. download and run it
  4. When it says “please tell your partner the following ID to connect to you desktop” tell them the numbers shown

What you have to do:

  1. go to http://www.teamviewer.com
  2. click on “Start full version”
  3. download and run it (you don’t have to install it… follow the prompts)
  4. Where it says “Create Session”, type in the ID that your friend tells you
  5. then type in the password your friend tells you
  6. Now, you HAVE THE POWER! You can control their PC :-)

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