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leo8877
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« on: January 16, 2012, 04:44:35 AM »

Hey all, I'm looking for a free WebEx like program that I can use to be family tech support when I can't be in front of x computer and I need to do some troubleshooting.  Does anyone know of a program out there that will allow me to have remote connections and be able to drive from my PC?  Must be something that can be initiated on the other end by a non-tech user.  Thank you!
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2012, 05:11:21 AM »

Dont the newer versions of Windows have this built in?
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2012, 04:18:08 PM »

Quote from: gellar on January 16, 2012, 05:11:21 AM

Dont the newer versions of Windows have this built in?

I'm not sure, this is the first I've heard of it.  Do you know what the program is called?  EDIT:  Is it just remote desktop connection?  I thought you had to be on a VPN to be able to use this?

EDIT 2: looks like you can only accept a RDC from a computer that is above W7 Home Premium so that's not gonna work.  Everyone I know is only on Home Premium.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2012, 04:39:07 PM »

No, not RDC.  Remote Assistance:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Windows-Remote-Assistance-frequently-asked-questions

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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2012, 06:46:34 PM »

Quote from: gellar on January 16, 2012, 04:39:07 PM


Thanks gellar, I'll check it out.
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2012, 08:39:35 PM »

Or, sign up a few free Log Me In accounts.

www.logmein.com

biggrin The free account allows 1 remote connection. It's free, so having several different accounts is worth it. If other people want assistance though, you could get them to spring for the yearly license to let you help. Or you could futz with Remote Assistance, which has been available on every version of Windows including XP (IIRC).
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 12:00:07 AM »

I have logmein at home, my netbook, work, home computer etc.  Works great.
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« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2012, 01:30:33 PM »

Another vote for logmein
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« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 04:01:03 AM »

I use teamviewer and it works great.

My parents call and i just jump on and get it fixed.

Even works from my phone.
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