Can I use Quick Assist without Microsoft account? - Yes!
I was curious if it could provide or get remote assistance using Windows 10 Quick Assist without Microsoft account. If so, what are the procedures for using Quick Assist to avoid logging into a Microsoft account? If not, is it still feasible to log in with an existing Hot Mail account or Outlook web-mail account credentials? Thanks for any input on this.”
- Question from Windows Forum
You can use Quick Assist without Microsoft account!
Quick Assist is a built-in remote assistance tool for Windows 10, 11. It allows users to view or control another computer remotely. Users who give remote support can log in to Quick Assist with Email, phone, or Skype. Users who get assistance via Quick Assist do not require login.
How to use Windows 10 Quick Assist without Microsoft account [step-by-step]
If you don’t want to use Quick Assist with a Microsoft account, you can still log in to it with a phone number or mail account. Here is how to run Windows 10 without a Microsoft account.
Step 1. Search Quick Assist from the start menu and open it.
Step 2. On the client side who offers assistance, click Assist another person.
Step 3. Sign in with your existing email, phone number, or Skype, and click Next.
Step 4. When you successfully log in, you will see a security code (valid for 10 minutes). Please send it to your partner to receive remote assistance.
Step 5. On the remote computer, start Quick Assist, input the security code, and click Share screen.
Step 6. Choose a sharing option based on your demands and click Continue.
Step 7. When you receive the request, ensure the other side is trusted and click Allow.
Now you can manage the remote device remotely.
AnyViewer: An easier way to perform remote access without Microsoft account
An easier way to achieve remote access without Microsoft credentials is by using the professional remote desktop software AnyViewer.
AnyViewer is easy to set up. Users can conveniently establish a remote session with the same AnyViewer account or partner ID. Besides, AnyViewer offers more advanced features than Quick Assist offers:
- Unattended remote access: Users can access an unattended computer without configuring the request.
- File transfer: Users can transfer files between devices in flexible ways.
- Built-in chat: Users can exchange messages instantly in a remote session.
Download AnyViewer on your devices, and let’s see how to remote control a device via it.
Method 1. One-click control with the same account
You can easily start a remote session using the one-click control feature.
Step 1. Start AnyViewer on the host computer, and click Sign up to register a new account.
Step 2. Enter your information and click Sign up.
Step 3. Start AnyViewer on the client computer and log in to the same account. The device will automatically assign to the account when you successfully log in.
Step 4. Go to Device, click the computer you want to connect to, and click One-click control.
You can take control of the computer like you were physically using it. There are several shortcut options in the toolbar. For example, chat, transfer files, resize the screen, etc.
Method 2. Remote access with the partner ID
If you don’t want to share your account with others, you can start controlling using the partner ID.
Step 1. Sign up for an AnyViewer account on the client computer and sign in.
Step 2. Go to Connect interface, tick Remote control, enter the device ID of the remote computer that will receive the control, and click Connect.
Step 3. Choose the way to control the remote computer. You can Input the security code if no one on the remote side configures the request.
Bonus tip: AnyViewer released a mobile version for iOS and Android devices. You can access Windows from a phone or tablet.
This post introduces how to use Windows 10 Quick Assist without Microsoft account. You can log in to Quick Assist with a mail account or phone number. We also recommend you try AnyViewer to achieve remote access more efficiently.