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Being able to access a PC remotely, from another computer or device, is really useful. It means you can work on your computer and your files when you’re away from your desk. It means you can offer help and assistance to a friend, colleague or family member if they are having technical problems.
Windows includes remote access features as standard, but the Home versions of the OS only allow dialing out, not in. And if you use Windows 10 and have allowed the upgrade to the Creators Update edition, you may even find that your existing remote desktop connections no longer work. It’s a known problem, apparently.
WaykNow is a program that allows you to remotely access a computer, or to allow someone else to remotely access yours. It’s more of a screen share than remote access, which means that both sides can see what’s going on. Great for tech support.
WaykNow is free for personal use, and is a 1.7 MB download, available in 32- and 64-bit versions. It’s also portable so will work straight away without needing to be installed. Plus there are iOS and Android versions too, so you can access your PC from your phone if you want.
The site is reputable according to Web of Trust, and the download is malware-free according to VirusTotal. Read More
When Windows 10 installs an update, only a small amount of the work is done during the installation of the patches. Much of the update only happens when you first log into your computer after the update has been installed. It’s a well documented problem. Your PC installs updates during the night, and when you log in the next morning it can take up to half an hour or more before your desktop actually appears.
To help avoid this, there’s a setting on your PC that you can change. Go into the control panel, look for the updates-related settings, and choose Advanced Options. Then look for the option “Use my sign-in info to automatically finish setting up my device after an update”. Tick to select it.
With this option selected, Windows will automatically log into the computer on your behalf after an update has been installed, in order that the remainder of the update process can be completed. So when you come to use the machine yourself, everything is ready to go.
If you’re still waiting for your computer to receive the Creators Update, change this setting now. It’ll make things a lot faster when the update does arrive. Read More