TeamViewer, at teamviewer.com, is a great and free way for you to view and access your computer while you are away. It’s also another good way for trusted computer tech to view and access your computer for troubleshooting issues.
By default TeamViewer is not running all the time but when you click on it to run. To allow you or anyone to see your computer while using TeamViewer, they need your ID and password. Your ID is always the same for each computer, but the password changes each time you reboot your computer and restart TeamViewer again.
Note: The computer has to be on and TeamViewer has to be running for you or someone else to connect to your computer.
It’s simple install on Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. Here are the steps to do that:
First, go to the TeamViewer webiste at teamviewer.com using Chrome, Internet Explorer, Edge (Windows 10 only), or Firefox. Note: I using Internet Explorer and you might be a little different if you are Chrome or Firefox.
Then click on ‘Download TeamViewer’ near the bottom center and Click on ‘Run’.
Or you can click on the Download button near the top right, click on TeamViewer and it will show Microsoft page. Go down the page some and then click on Download TeamViewer. The steps are the same after this.
When it’s download, click on ‘Run’ again.
It may take a few minutes to show but the only setting page will show. The top portion should already be clicked on ‘Basic installation’ and the bottom portion is blank. Click on ‘Personal/Non-commerical use’ and then click on ‘Accept – finish’ at the bottom right.
Next, the Windows 10 UAC (User Account Control) will appear and click on Yes.
It will take a couple of minutes to intall.
When it’s finish installing a TeamViewer Help window will appear and you can close by hitting the X at the top right when you are finish reading it. Notice the TeamViewer has a shortcut on the Desktop.
When it’s installed and running. Your ID and password is on the left. Remember your ID is always the same, but password changes each time you reboot your computer and you restart TeamViewer again.
Notice they are two windows. The one on the left show your ID and password, and the computer you are/was controlling. The one on the right shows your Computer and Contacts if you have account with TeamViewer. You can close the one on the right anytime. If you close one on the left it closes TeamViewer.
When you close TeamViewer a popup asking do you want free newsletter and possibly buying it. You can close the popups windows by clicking on the X at the top right. If you decided to get an account, free or paid, the popup does not show anymore.