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How to enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7

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The Remote Desktop feature in Windows 7 can be used to connect remotely to other computers, so that you can control one computer from another pretty easily. Remote Desktops in Windows 7 have Aero and multi monitor support, and other enhancements you’ll love – really handy for digital marketing consultancy teams like us!

How to turn on and use Remote Desktop in Windows 7?

The following steps are how you turn on remote desktop in Windows 7:

1. Click the Start button, right click on Computer and choose ‘Properties’.

You can, alternatively, press the Win+PauseBreak keys together.


2. Click on Remote Settings in the left panel of the Control Panel Window that pops up.

3. Make sure that ‘Allow Remote Assistance to this Computer’ option is checked.

This will pop up in the new window that appears. Also, turn on any one of the options mentioned as per your preference: either allow connections from your network, or any machine.

4. Click Apply, OK.

You’re done. You have now turned on the remote desktop tool that allows any machine to access your Windows 7 computer.

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