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If you would like to assist a friend remotely or present from your machine and have others look in, TeamViewer is for you. Learn, in this guide, what team viewer is and where to download it.

TeamViewer Features

TeamViewer lets you share your desktop with friends, which is helpful if they are far away and you want to show them something on your computer. You can also access a friend’s computer and fix it for them without them needing to install software.

TeamViewer is made up of two pieces of software: the host and the client. The host is on your computer; you can use the software to either share your screen with others or access someone’s computer with the client software. The client is your friend who wants to view your screen or have you access their machine. They need to download the standalone application that doesn’t need installation (you can invite them by email and they’ll get a link), give you the access code, and you can get to work.

Installation is easy. I recommend installing the host software and configuring advanced settings — for full control.

Team Viewer Screenshot 1

The client runs the standalone application and shares their ID and password with you.

Team Viewer Screenshot 2

You enter the information in the host application.

Team Viewer Screenshot 3

Type in the password they share.

Team Viewer Screenshot 4

You’re in! You can now fix your friends computer using all the fun tricks you’ve learned on this site.

Team Viewer Screenshot 5

TeamViewer is customizable, right down to the instruction email, which you send to a friend to give them access.

Team Viewer Screenshot 6

Give TeamViewer a try and impress your friends with your remote-connection skills and expertise as you fix their computer.

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12 thoughts on “Team Viewer Gives You Access to Friends’ PCs”

  1. Waldo Aucamp says:

    Sounds awesome, however, I understand that no remote settings are required in Win-7, as there are such settings (usually disabled) in “Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem – Remote settings” and off course the odd setting in your AntiVirus…
    Will give a go, hope works better than SkypeScreens!

  2. Waldo Aucamp says:

    Sounds awesome, however, I understand that no remote settings are required in Win-7, as there are such settings (usually disabled) in “Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem – Remote settings” and off course the odd setting in your AntiVirus…
    Will give a go, hope works better than SkypeScreens!

  3. Waldo Aucamp says:

    Sounds awesome, however, I understand that no remote settings are required in Win-7, as there are such settings (usually disabled) in “Control PanelSystem and SecuritySystem – Remote settings” and off course the odd setting in your AntiVirus…
    Will give a go, hope works better than SkypeScreens!

  4. Mikogo says:

    Hi Rich,

    I previously mentioned Mikogo and just wanted to check if you’ve had a chance to check out this desktop sharing app? It’s a free app that allows you to share your screen with up to 10 others plus includes remote keyboard/mouse control as well as many other features. So it’s ideal for both web conferencing and remote support. And it’s free for commercial and private use. Drop by http://www.mikogo.com for more info, or please feel free to contact me.

    Cheers,

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    andrew(at)mikogo.com

  5. Mikogo says:

    Hi Rich,

    I previously mentioned Mikogo and just wanted to check if you’ve had a chance to check out this desktop sharing app? It’s a free app that allows you to share your screen with up to 10 others plus includes remote keyboard/mouse control as well as many other features. So it’s ideal for both web conferencing and remote support. And it’s free for commercial and private use. Drop by http://www.mikogo.com for more info, or please feel free to contact me.

    Cheers,

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    andrew(at)mikogo.com

  6. Mikogo says:

    Hi Rich,

    I previously mentioned Mikogo and just wanted to check if you’ve had a chance to check out this desktop sharing app? It’s a free app that allows you to share your screen with up to 10 others plus includes remote keyboard/mouse control as well as many other features. So it’s ideal for both web conferencing and remote support. And it’s free for commercial and private use. Drop by http://www.mikogo.com for more info, or please feel free to contact me.

    Cheers,

    Andrew Donnelly
    The Mikogo Team
    andrew(at)mikogo.com

  7. Alexandra Lawrenz says:

    Looks like a neat tool – this could even be a good alternative to things like WebEx for sharing software demos. Have you encountered any dilemmas when using this yet?

  8. Alexandra Lawrenz says:

    Looks like a neat tool – this could even be a good alternative to things like WebEx for sharing software demos. Have you encountered any dilemmas when using this yet?

  9. Alexandra Lawrenz says:

    Looks like a neat tool – this could even be a good alternative to things like WebEx for sharing software demos. Have you encountered any dilemmas when using this yet?

  10. Uvais says:

    I like this Software but How is it different OR is it Different than “remote desktop connection windows 7” ?

    1. Rich says:

      While many features cross lines in terms of functionality, the biggest difference is the fact that you can line up a row of PCs with dedicated monitors and control them all with one keyboard and mouse

  11. Allan roger says:

    Teamviewer is a quality remote support tool. No doubt about that. However, we use on premise RHUB remote support appliances in our business as it provides everything in one box you need.

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