By Annie / Last Updated October 16, 2021

Why need to reinstall Remote Desktop Windows 10?

 Remote Desktop Protocol  (RDP) enables users to control the host PC from another device remotely for file transfer or technical support ( On Windows 7 and later OSes, RDP means Remote Desktop Connection.). Nevertheless, there are chances that you fail to use Remote Desktop in Windows 10 and receive a message like “Remote Desktop can’t connect to the remote for one of these reasons…” or “Remote Desktop can’t find the computer …”.

RDP not Working

There certainly are various possible reasons that can cause the Remote Desktop connection failure and you can troubleshoot the issue through some methods, including enabling Remote Desktop, disabling WDDM in Group Policy Editor, and so on. If you can’t fix the problem effectively, resetting and reinstalling Windows 10 Remote Desktop might be a helpful solution.

How to reinstall Remote Desktop on Windows 10

In Windows 10, reinstalling Remote Desktop can be easily completed within few clicks. Let's get through the following guide. 

Step 1. Right-click This PC and choose “Properties”.


Step 2. Go to the Remote tab and click the "Advanced" button. 

Remote Tab


Step 3. Check the box before “Allow” and click “OK” to confirm the operation.

Step 4. Reboot your computer and Windows 10 will reinstall Remote Desktop automatically.

Free alternative to Remote Desktop in Windows 10

If you still can't connect to another computer after reinstalling Remote Desktop in Windows 10, why not consider a free and easy-to-use alternative to Remote Desktop, AnyViewer.  Compared with Remote Desktop, it's more simple to use. And it is compatible with all versions of Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 while Remote Desktop isn't available in Windows Home Edition.  Download it and you can use it to connect one PC to another effortlessly via these steps:

Download Freeware Win 11/10/8.1/8/7
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Step 1. Locate the installation package, double click it, and do as it prompts to complete installation.

Step 2. Run the tool on the host PC.  You need to know the device ID of the host PC. 

Temporary Code and Device ID

Step 4.  Run the tool on the client computer, choose "Send a control request to your partner" and click "OK". 

Send a Request Control

Note: If there are no people on the other end to receive a control request, you can choose "Input security code" and type the temporary security code to establish a remote connection directly. 

Step 5. Your partner will receive a control request. The "Allow" option should be chosen; otherwise, your connection control will be denied. 

Allow or Deny

Step 6. Once the connection is complete, you can make operations like viewing files, running CMD, etc. on the host PC with the client computer.