If you having remote desktop internet connectivity issues, its sometimes useful to do a internet speed test, following are instructions on how to do that via your browser.
As with all statistics be careful what you are measuring, what you are measuring here is the available bandwidth to your PC at a point in time. If you are running this test this while someone is doing a big download or watching Netflix in the other room then what you are measuring is not the capacity of your internet connection but the *available* capacity of your internet connect at that given time. You may wish to check either or both of these situations.
This type of test is not hugely accurate but will give you a good idea if you are having issues that are significant enough to impact on your remote desktop or other internet usage experience.
First browse to http://www.speedtest.net/
Wait for the page to load and then click on the "begin test" button as shown below. DON'T click on anything else if get tricked into installing any software.
Wait while it does a download and upload test and then view the results similar to below:
Again don't get tricked into running or installing anything else. Note that the results above are typical of an unrestricted ADSL1 service.
My remote support solution is pretty easy to use but just in case here is a guide on how to allow digitalwelcomemat to connect remotely to your PC so that I can provide remote support.
Open Internet Explorer or Microsoft edge (see 1 below) and type help.digitalwelcomemat.com into the search box (see 2 below) and press the "go" arrow (see 3 below)
Locate your named session and click "Join" (see 4 below)
The small bit of software that allows the connection will download and scan, once its finished click run (see 5 below)
Agree to all the warning messages (see 6 and 7 below)
Once you see the message about being connected digitalwelomemat will be able to remote control your PC (see 8 below)
How to open a MS Outlook mail file backup PST file from within Outlook: (based on Outlook 2013)
Open Outlook and click on "File" (see 1 below)
Click on open & export (see 2 below)
Click on open Outlook data file (see 3 below)
Browse to the location, select, and open the file (not shown)
The Outlook PST file folder structure should, now appear below your normal inbox (see 4 below)
Its a good aide to close the file afterward if you won't be using all the time to do that right click on the folder structure and chose "Close Outlook data file"
To rename your PC in windows 10 (or any previous version) follow the steps below:
Click on Windows file explorer (see 1 Below), right click on "This PC" (other versions of Windows use a different name) (see 2 below), chose "properties" from the drop down list (see 3 below)
The existing name of the computer is shown (see 4 below), click change settings (see 5 below), click change on the popup (see 6 below)
When the final window pops up type your new PC name (see 7 below), and click OK (see 8 below) close all the settings windows that you have open in reverse order and agree to restart your PC.
How do I tell if I have 32 or 64-bit windows?
Right click on "Computer" or "My Computer" and chose properties. The information screen (example below) will tell you which version of Windows you have the Windows version is highlighted (Windows 10 in this case) and the 64 vs 32-bit architecture info is shown in the red box.
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