How to use Remote Desktop to Connect to a Windows 10 PC

Do you know that a remote desktop is a separate feature seen as a program. This feature are found in most operating systems. It allow users to access an operating computer system’s desktop.

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The access occurs via the Internet or through another network in another geographical location. It also allows users to interact with that system as if they were physically at their own computer system. Secure portable offices can be a USB device with the ability to recreate a remote user’s desktop.

Protocols for remote desktop connectivity includes NX technology and independent computing architecture, Remote Desktop Protocol, virtual network computing etc.

Also, headless computers (without its monitor, mouse or even keyboard) can easily be remotely accessed by administrators with access codes. A remote desktop is used by many computer manufacturers’ tech support personnel to access, diagnose, application or hardware problem, repair or reconfigure a user’s OS etc.

Windows 10 OS

With Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10 Operating System. A user with access can operate another Computer in a different location or even on a WiFi enabled beach. For windows 10, Remote Desktop Connection is not exactly easy to set up.

You can view files on a user’s hard drive as strong features on Remote Desktop in win 10. While all version of Windows 10 can connect to another Windows 10 Computer remotely. Only Windows 10 Pro users can allow access to their computer. So if your Windows 10 is “Home edition”, then you won’t find any settings to enable Remote Desktop Connection on your System, but you will still be able to connect to another PC running Windows 10 Pro.

So if your Windows 10 is “Home edition”, then you won’t find any settings to enable Remote Desktop Connection on your System, but you will still be able to connect to another PC running Windows 10 Pro.

To Use Remote Desktop Connection in Windows 10, follow the steps:

  1. Allow remote access to your target System by Clicking on File Explorer – “find This PC”.
  2. Right-click to bring up the contextual menu. Then select Properties –  Remote Settings and in the Remote Desktop section make sure that the “Allow remote connections to this computer” option is selected and untick the “Allow connections only from computers running Remote Desktop with Network Level Authentication”. You can of course always return to it later to increase the security of your System. Finally, click on “ok”.
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Functions of Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop is used for the following reasons:

  1. For performing administrative tasks.
  2. Accessing a workplace computer from home or traveling.
  3. Demonstrate Software as a process or test application.
  4. Fix a computer problem.
  5. Accessing a home computer from other locations. etc

Advantage of Remote Desktop


To eliminate the risk of hacking and other data-loss cases common with standard computing and networking. All of your important data including files and documents will be held in the most secure data centers in the world. There’s practically zero chance of theft or loss. Connection to the remote desktop is protected by state-of-the-art encryption technology.


The major purpose of R.D.S is to allow workers perform their duties from literally anywhere at any time. The only thing needed is a PC and a secure internet connection. Which adds up to the kind of freedom and flexibility that would be otherwise entirely impossible.

 Lower Costs

When using a remote desktop system, it’s not necessary to invest in more than one copies of the same business software packages as they can be used through a single machine. In addition, the computers used to access the host computer do not necessarily have to be high-performance machines with equally high prices.


How to connect to a Remote Desktop

Remote Desktop Access Software exists for most OS and platforms, such as Microsoft OS, hand-held computing devices, Apple etc. Each has a product called Remote Desktop.

Other Remote Desktop products include CrossLoop, Citrix XenApp, Jaadu (for the iPod and iPhone Touch), pcAnywhere, GoToMyPC and Chicken of the VNC.

  1. Set up the remote PC to allow remote connections. On the remote PC, open Settings and select SystemAbout. Note the System name. Under Related settings, select System info.

  2. At the left pane of the System window, select Advanced System Settings.

  3. At the Remote tab of the System Properties dialog box, under Remote Desktop, select Allow remote connections to this computer, and select OK.

  4. Then, in Settings, select SystemPower & sleep, check to make sure Sleep is set to Never.

  5.  Finally, For Windows 10 System OS: In the search box at the taskbar, type Remote Desktop Connection, select Remote Desktop Connection. In Remote Desktop Connection, type the full name of the remote PC, then select Connect.

    For your Android, Windows, or iOS device: Open the Remote Desktop application, add your remote PC.  Select the remote PC, then wait for the connection to be completed.


Remote Desktop Service is a system where a user is able to connect to and use a specific PC from a remote location as if they were sitting in front of the PC at the time.

Imagine you are accessing your office computer from the laptop or PC at home, enabling you to manage files, use available resources and generally do everything you would be able to do if you were actually using that exact computer.

Remote Desktop Connection isn’t exactly easy to set up when compared to services such as VNC, Join.Me, Team Viewer etc.