How to Use Remote Desktop to Connect to a Windows 10 PC

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How to Use Remote Desktop to Connect to a Windows 10 PC Using App

Follow this steps to Use Remote Desktop to Connect to a Windows 10 PC Using App:

Search Windows Store for the Remote Desktop App, download and install it (click screenshots to enlarge)

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The home page shows thumbnails of your recent remote sessions. You can open any of them by clicking the thumbnail, or to start a new session by giving the remote host’s computer name or local IP:

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When connected, enter your credentials. If using a local account give the username as COMPUTERNAME\USERNAME:

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Accept the certificate warning by clicking Connect anyway:

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Click the remote host name at top of the window to open the menus:

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See screenshot for menu item explanations:

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Select the visual effects and what of your local computer’s hardware the remote host is allowed to use:

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Close the connection either by closing the RD App window, or selecting Disconnect from remote host’s Start Menu.

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