By Annie / Last Updated April 1, 2022

Windows 10 Home edition doesn't have Remote Desktop

Microsoft Remote Desktop Connection enables you to access or control one PC in different locations easily, especially when the two devices are within the same network. Before connection, you should configure the settings on the host PC, including enabling Remote Desktop. However, Windows 10 Home doesn't have Remote Desktop and it's available in Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro editions. That is to say, you can't use RDC to access a remote computer whose OS is Windows 10 Home edition. Jut like the following scenario.

“Hello. My own PC comes with Windows 10 Home installed. There are some occasions where I need to log into it and control it from another PC. However, I can't find out Remote Desktop on the computer. Can you recommend a good and free Remote Desktop alternative for Windows 10 Home edition? Thanks in advance!“

Windows 10 Home Remote Desktop alternative [free download]

As aforementioned, Windows 10 Home computer can't be accessed over Remote Desktop. Then, how to achieve remote control for Windows 10 Home users?  Luckily, there is a fantastic RDP alternative for Windows 10 Home edition, AnyViewer.  It is totally free for personal use and can control multiple computers at the same time. Compared with Windows Remote Desktop, it takes advantage in the following aspects:

1. Windows Remote Desktop is mainly used on the same network. If you use it to remote into a computer in a different network, you need to set up a VPN or forward a port. And AnyViewer won't require you to do these operations.  

2.  To achieve remote connection, you need to know the IP address of the host computer for the login credential and it's can be difficult for a user who isn't tech-savvy. And AnyViewr displays the device ID on its main interface. 

3.  AnyViewer offers shortcuts of many functions, like Task Manager, CMD, Restart, Lock, "Ctrl+Del+Alt", etc. and the shortcuts are unavailable on the window using Windows Remote Desktop. 

Operations

All in all, if you are looking for an easy-to-use, safe, free, and stable remote desktop software for Windows 10 Home edition, AnyViewer should be the one. You can click the following button to free download the Remote Desktop alternative. 

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The user manual of Remote Desktop alternative for Windows 10

Step 1.  Install and run the remote desktop software on the Windows 10 Home computer and another computer. Create an AnyViewer account and sign in to this account on the two computers and the PCs will be assigned to the account automatically after login. 

Log in to AnyViewer

Step 2. Then, click "Device", choose the PC that will be accessed and choose "Remote control". Then, you are able to take full control of the remote Windows 10 Home computer with one-click.

Devices

After remote into the host PC successfully, you can see the desktop of the remote computer on your client computer and you can view the files, run applications or help troubleshoot issues on the host computer. 

If you want to control the remote Windows 10 Home PC for helping your freind solve PC issues without loggin your AnyViewer account, you can follow these steps:

Step 1. On your comptuer, go to "Connect", input the device ID of your friend's computer and click "Connect". 

Connect

Step 2. Choose "Send a control reqeust to your partner" and click "OK". 

Send a Control Request to Your Partner

Step 3.  A request message will pop up on another computer. Your friend needs to allow your reqeust and you can control the remote comptuer. 

Allow

Conclusion

Although Windows 10 Home doesn't support Remote Desktop, you still can control a Windows 10 Home computer using the reliable and easy-to-use Remote Desktop alternative - AnyViewer. Actually, it works with all editions of Windows 11/10/8/.1/8/7 and Windows Server  2022/2019/2012/2012 R2.  Besides, AnyViewer iOS edition allows you to control Windows PC from iPhone or iPad. You can download it from Apple Store to control your PC more conveniently.