How To Enable Remote Desktop On Windows XP / Windows 7

Before knowing how to enable remote desktop on Windows XP / Windows 7, we will see what is Remote Desktop. Remote Desktop is to access your computer without sitting In front of it in the same premise, yet access as to how you would access normally by using Keyboard and Mouse.

It is like accessing your Television with a remote control in a different premise. In this post, we will see how to enable remote desktop

How to enable Remote Desktop on Windows

Did you ever think about working on your computer remotely. Sometimes, we may need to work on our computer when we are at our friend’s place. You want to work on a particular file which is containing sensitive data that no one should know. Then you can simply ask your family members to turn on the system and you can start working if you have enabled Remote Desktop.

Remote Desktop feature is available with almost all operating systems. In this post, we will see how can we enable Remote Desktop in Windows XP, Windows 7

Steps To Enable Remote Desktop On Windows XP

Step 1: Go to Run -> Control Panel -> Performance and Maintenance -> Click on System Icon.

Step 2: Choose the Remote tab and check Allow users to connect remotely to this computer

Step 3: Navigate back to the Control Panel and the Pick a category screen. Now choose Security Center then click on Windows Firewall. You need to Uncheck the Don’t allow exceptions box.

Step 4: Now select the Exceptions tab and check the Remote desktop. Click OK

Step 5: Let your computer run and connect to the Internet. Your computer is ready for remote access

Steps To Enable Remote Desktop On Windows 7

Step 1: Click on Start

Step 2: Choose Properties by Right clicking on Computer

Step 3: On the left side of the window, Click on Remote Settings

Step 4: Check on Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer check box.

Step 5: Make sure the Don’t allow connections to this computer radio button is not checked.

Step 6: Click either one of the radio buttons that allow remote connections

Above are the procedures to enable remote desktop for Windows XP and Window 7. Try enabling remote desktop and access your system from other premises. You may need to work on Remote Desktop in the near future