Access your Windows® 7 PC from anywhere with Windows® Live Mesh
Worked at home on an important presentation but forgot to send the file to the official email ID. Now how to access the file from office? This is a common but embarrassing situation that we have to sometimes face. With Windows Live Mesh, it can be a thing of the past. By using the free service Windows Live Mesh, you can remotely access your home computer from another PC connected to the Internet.
System requirements for using Windows Live Mesh
The computer that you want to access remotely should have Windows 7 or Windows Vista. You will also be required to download and install Windows Live Essentials on the PC. Make sure that the Internet connection is working on the system. The computer from which you wish to access your home PC should have Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP. A web browser will also be required (Internet Explorer 7, Internet Explorer 8, or Internet Explorer 9).
What all you can do with Windows Live Mesh?
With Windows Live Mesh, you can keep updated copies of various files and documents on all your computers. Users can sync folders between two or more computers if Windows Live Mesh is installed on them. If you make changes to a file, the updated version will be available on all your synced PCs. Folders can be synced to the 5 GB of free space that is provided with SkyDrive. You can work on your computer from another PC at a different location by using the remote connections feature.
How to use Windows Live Mesh to remotely access a computer
- First of all, download and installÂ WindowsÂ LiveÂ Essentials on the computer that you want to access remotely. Windows Live Mesh comes with WindowsÂ LiveÂ EssentialsÂ and also includes many other utilities.
- Open ‘Start’ menu and in the search box, type ‘Mesh’.
- Click Windows Live Mesh to open the application. When prompted for a Windows Live ID and password, enter your login details. If you already don’t have a Windows Live account, create it and get going.
- When signing in, you can choose the options for WindowsÂ Live Mesh to remember your username so that you are automatically logged in when the PC is started.
- In the screen that is displayed, click the ‘Remote’ tab.
- ClickÂ ‘Allow remote connections to this computer’.
- To ensure that your computer stays on, open ‘Start’ menu and in the search box, type ‘Power Options’.
- ClickÂ ‘Power Settings’ and then next to the power plan, clickÂ ‘Change plan settings’.
- Click the ‘Never’ option next toÂ ‘Put computer to sleep’.
- Log in to Windows Live Devices through Internet Explorer.
- Find your computer in your list of devices and clickÂ ‘Connect to this computer’.
- If you are prompted to install anÂ ActiveX control, click ‘Install’.
Thus, you can access your computer remotely through Windows Live Mesh by following these steps.