How to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10

You can actually remote another Windows 10 PC by using Remote Desktop, you can control and view the files of another PC, isn’t that cool, learn more How to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10.

Remote Desktop has been able to used since Windows XP. By using Remote Desktop, we can remote or using other computer in our home. Yes, Remote Desktop utilizing LAN connection to connect with other computers. In Windows 10, you can only use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 Professional Edition, and then how to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 Home Edition?

How to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10 Professional

First, You must enable Remote Desktop for Windows 10 Professional, search for “remote settings” in Cortana search box, select “Allow remote access to your computer” from the results.

How to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10

It will open System Properties window on the Remote tab. On the Remote Desktop section, select “Allow remote connections to this computer” and then check “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication (recommended)”.

You need to do this on both Windows 10 computers, the one you are using, and the other one you want to remote. By doing this, you are allowing another computer to connect to your computer.

Windows 10 Remote Desktop app download

Now, your Windows 10 is ready to remote, it allow you to taking control of it. You need Remote Desktop app in order to be able to remote another Windows 10 PC. Remote Desktop is free app, you can download and install it for free from the Store.

How to connect to Windows 10 using Remote Desktop

Before you try to connect to other pc, you need to know the name of the PC, the ip address, username and password. Without those, you cannot connect with Remote Desktop. Open command prompt in the computer you want to connect, then type: ipconfig and hit enter to know what the ip address is.

Launch Remote Desktop again then enter the IP address you just got, then click connect

How to use Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10
In the next window, you will be prompted to enter a username and password from your remote computer, check on “Remember my credentials” to connect it automatically in the next session.

windows 10 remote desktop app download

You will be warned once again, click “Connect anyway” to continue.

Windows 10 Remote Desktop is not as good as other remote client applications such as join.me, TeamViewer, and Chrome Remote Desktop, but Windows 10 Remote Desktop remains an option to remote another Windows PC in the local network.

If you are still experiencing difficulties in using Remote Desktop to connect to Windows 10, please let us know.


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