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How to enable Remote Desktop in Windows 7

Remote Desktop is awesome when you need to connect to another PC and work as if you were sitting in front of it. Remote Desktop is  simple to use, you just have to know how to enable it. Here's how:

  1. Click the start button, right click Computer and choose Properties:
  2. At Control Panel Home, choose Remote settings:
    Remote settings
  3. Finally, set your desired option in the Remote tab:
    Remote settings tab
    Here you can choose the less or more secure option, depending on your Windows version. For most Windows versions, the latter option with Network Level Authentications is recommended.

Also, make sure your firewall allow remote desktop connections.

You'll find the Windows Firewall under Control Panel -> All Control Panel Items -> Windows Firewall. Choose Allow a program or feature through Windows Firewall to change the options.

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