Windows Live Messenger is an instant-messaging program used to chat to people globally online. The program offers many features, from video calling to gaming. One of the most useful tools provided by Windows Live Messenger is a desktop sharing facility. This allows an MSN user to control your PC from another computer. This process is simple to start up and use.
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Click on the start button, go to "Control Panel" and click on "Security."
Select "Windows Firewall" then click on "Change Settings."
Click on the "Exceptions" tab, scroll down and check the "Windows Remote Management" tab, then press "OK" to save the settings.
Open Windows Live Messenger and sign in using your e-mail address and password.
Click on the menu drop down button, click on "Actions" then select "Request Remote Assistance." A box will then pop up containing a list of all the contacts who are online.
Click on the contact you wish to share your desktop with then press "OK." This will send a request to that person.
Wait for the contact to accept the request; a box will then appear, asking you to confirm that you wish to share your desktop. Click on "Yes."
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