I believe there are programmes available by which you can access a pc from elsewhere.
My brother has a pc but is not ver computer literate and he lives about fifty miles from me. I'm just wondering if it's possible to set up the remote access and for me to give him som tuition; if so what would I need to do?
In reply to GrumpySod: i use team viewer. You install it on both pc's then all you need is for him to start a remote control session and give you his password for that session and you're in... Its free for private users.
> (In reply to Tony Naylor) funny, I don't find that at all. So what do YOU recommend then?
Steady on old chap, no need to be rude. I recently dealt with a company who had the issues I mentioned, and I tried it at home and had the same issues, hence my comment. Perhaps an update has fixed things since I last tried it?
I don't recommend anything at the moment, as I've spent very little time looking for alternatives, so I'll be watching this thread with interest.
In reply to GrumpySod:
Logmein is a bit slower I find over teamviewer.
So I'd suggest Teamviwer but they are pretty much the same. If you know you'll always be at the same PC stick with teamviewer, if you're going to want to access his computer at work, home or anywhere else use logmein.
The worst thing that I have tried to grapple with is Windows own offering of Remote Viewer. I've had many frustrating hours trying to get this to work as well as trying to talk the other person over the phone to make it work at their end.
In reply to mike kann:
Apologies for misconstruing you, the caps made it look shouty. I'm afraid I've got very little knowledge about remote access clients. Some good sounding tips on here, though, and it sounds like I need to give Teamviewer another go. I liked it under XP, so it would be good to go back to it. I'm curious as to why it would screw up for me under two very different Win7 builds. Some digging is required, I think.
If you have windows 7 why not just use windows Remote Desktop which came with it. He can send you an email with a link in it plus ring you with a code that remote desktop generates, then you can log on remotely.