How to Remotely Connect to Someone's Computer

By TS Jordan

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Remotely connecting to someone's computer requires the use of the Remote Desktop tool, which is a service included in certain versions of Windows XP, Vista, and 7. Using the Remote Desktop Connection Client, you can remotely connect to another computer and alter files, folders, and programs on the machine from the convenience of your own home. Making the connection is a routine procedure that requires nothing more than the IP (internet protocol) address of the computer to which you are connecting.

Step 1

Open the Windows Remote Desktop Client.

Step 2

Enter in the IP address of the other computer and press "Connect." If the other person does not know the IP address of their computer, they can find it by going to a site such as

Step 3

Input in a valid username and password to access the remote computer and press "OK" to complete the connection.