Use Remote Assistance to let someone fix your PC

Applies to: Windows 10

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Windows Remote Assistance lets someone you trust take over your PC and fix a problem from wherever they are.

  • In the search box on the taskbar, type remote assistance, and then select Allow Remote Assistance invitations to be sent from this computer from the list of results.
  • On the Remote tab, select the Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer check box, and then select OK.
    The Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer check box selected.
  • In the search box on the taskbar, type remote assistance again and select Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else.
  • Select Invite someone you trust to help you.
    • If you've never used Easy Connect, select Use Easy Connect.

    • If you've used Easy Connect before, select your helper’s contact name. To invite someone who isn't on your contact list, select Invite someone to help you.

  • Follow the instructions.

Help others

With Easy Connect, the person you're helping will give you a temporary password. You can then use this password to directly connect to that person's PC.

  • Go to the search box and enter remote assistance, then select Invite someone to connect to your PC and help you, or offer to help someone else.
  • Select Help someone who has invited you.
  • Do one of the following:
    • If you’re using Easy Connect for the first time, select Use Easy Connect.

    • If you’ve used Easy Connect before, select the contact name of the person you want to help. To help someone not on the list, tap or click Help someone new.

  • Follow the instructions.

Use Quick Assist instead

Quick Assist is a new app in Windows 10 that, like Remote Assistance, enables you to receive or provide assistance over a remote connection. We encourage you to try Quick Assist for a more streamlined, easy-to-use experience.

  • To open Quick Assist, select Start > Windows Accessories > Quick Assist. 

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