Any recommendation on remote access software for Windows 10?
I need to work from home for a long time. And there is a large amount of necessary data saved on the office computer. Is there any recommendation on software to access my office PC easily? It is installed with Windows 10. Thanks a lot!”
Top three free remote access software for Windows 10/11
Remote access software, also called remote control (remote desktop) software, is becoming more and more popular. With such a tool, you can access your office computer from home or other places for remote work, and offers instant support without arriving at the scene. There are various remote access apps in the market and we offer a list of the three most recommendable ones for Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.
1. Windows Remote Desktop [without downloading third-party tool]
The first remote control software for Windows 10 that is introduced is Windows Remote Desktop. It is developed by Microsoft and enables a computer to be accessed remotely with the Remote Desktop Client app.
The host computer (the computer is accessed) needs to run Windows advanced editions, like Professional or Enterprise. Windows 11/10 Home doesn't support Remote Desktop.
- The client end can run Windows Home, Linux, Mac, Android, or iOS.
- Now, see how to use Windows Remote Desktop to access a Windows 10 computer on the same network.
Step 1. Enable Remote Desktop on Windows 10 computer that you need to access.
Go to Start > Settings > System > Remote Desktop, drag the toggle rightward, and click Confirm.
Note: By default, any user who has an administrative account on the client PC is allowed to access it, thus you need to set a strong password for your administrative account on the host computer.
Step 2. On your local Windows computer, press Windows + R, input mstsc, and hit Enter to open Remote Desktop Connection.
If your local device is installed with other platforms, you need to download a Remote Desktop client and install it.
Step 3. In the pop-up RDC window, input the IP address of the host PC. Then, click Connect.
Step 3. Then, you'll be required to input the user name and password of the host PC account. Finally, you'll be able to connect to the remote PC.
2. Chrome Remote Desktop [Google extension]
If you are using Windows Home Edition or encounter issues like Can't find the computer while using Microsoft Remote Desktop, have a look at Chrome Remote Desktop.
System requirements: Chrome Remote Desktop can work on any device that supports the Chrome browser.
Now, see how to use Chrome Remote Desktop to access a Windows 10 computer.
Step 1. On the Windows 10 computer, go to Chrome Remote Desktop, go to Remote Support and click the blue download icon to download the remote access extension in Google
Step 2. After that, click Add to Chrome to add the extension to Chrome and follow the next prompts.
Step 3. Then set up a name for the host Windows 10 computer and click Next.
Step 4. Set a six-digital PIN and click Start.
Step 5. On the client computer, log in to the same Google account of the host computer. Do the same steps to install Chrome Remote Desktop.
Step 6. On the Remote Support interface, find out the name of the host computer under Remote Device, click it and input the PIN to access the Windows 10 computer remotely.
3. AnyViewer [quick to install and easy to use]
The final but not the least recommended remote access software for Windows 10 is AnyViewer. It allows you to take full control or share your screen with others securely and easily.
- The host computer: All Editions of Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2.
- The client device: All Editions of Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7 and Windows Server 2022/2019/2016/2012 R2 or iOS 10.0 and later.
Now, free download it and see how to use it to access a remote computer with Windows 10 installed.
Step 1. Sign up for an AnyViewer account and then sign in to this account on the two computers. Once logged in, the PC will be assigned to the account automatically.
Step 2. On the client computer, go to Device, click the Windows 10 PC that you need to control, and click One-click control to achieve unattended access with one click.
Step 3. Then, the desktop of the host computer will show up on the client computer. Many operations like Ctrl+ Alt + Delete, Lock, Restart, etc., can be completed on the remote PC during the remote session.
This post has demonstrated the three best remote access software for Windows 10/11. For the one who doesn't want to download a third-party tool and access a Windows computer under the same LAN, Windows Remote Desktop will be a nice choice. For the one who wants to access a Windows 10 Home computer that has a Chrome browser, Chrome Remote Desktop is worth-trying. For the one who needs a secure and easy connection to a Windows computer from Windows or iOS both for remote work and remote support over the internet, AnyViewer should be picked up.