How to Enable or Disable Remote Assistance in Windows 10

Windows 10 includes a feature called Remote Assistance that allows you or others to access your computer remotely.

This is enabled by default, and remote computer repair is its primary purpose.

Here are the different methods for disabling or enabling it on Windows 10.

Method #1

Launch Run. Type systempropertiesremote in it. Hit “Enter.”

The “Remote” tab of “System Properties” will now appear.

Check (to enable) or uncheck (to disable) “Allow Remote Assistance connections to this computer.”

Hit the “OK” button at the bottom.

That’s it.

Method #2 

Open Registry Editor. Before continuing, I suggest you create a backup of your Registry

Expand the following keys: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control. 

Hit the “Remote Assistance” key. 

In the right pane, you can see the “fAllowToGetHelp” DWORD. Double-click it.

In the pop-up, enter 0 (to disable) or 1 (to enable) in the “Value data” field. 

Hit the “OK” button. 

That’s all.


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