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Weekend of January 18, 2019 – Hour 1

David in Detroit, Michigan listens on AM800 CKLW “The Information Station” and asked: “I’ve got Windows 10 Desktop 64 bit. My brother has the same thing. I’d like to know how to remote into his computer, preferably free using Windows 10 or free software so I can help him when he has problems.”

David, there are plenty of way to remote in another computer. You can look for free VNC servers like RealVNC or OpenVNC and set him up as the server and yourself as the client, for example.

We’re going to suggest a different route though. Setting up a VNC server would require him to put in some technical work on his end, and you want to remote into his machine which you probably want to do because he’s not as technical as you are.

To get around that, you can have him download TeamViewer, install it as he would any program, and open it. TeamViewer will present him with a random code that you can type into your own installation of TeamViewer on your end and you’ll be able to log in right away.

It will be an easier solution for both sides, especially the not-so-technical half.

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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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