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How to Access Your Work Computer System from Home with USB

Updated on Apr 23, 2019 by Jean to Todo Backup Resource

Summary:
Using Remove Desktop Connection gives you access to the work computer even you are sitting at home, but that is truly hard to make the computer connected. Alternatively, we find you an easier way to access your work computer from home by just using EaseUS Todo Backup and a USB drive!

Does this scenario interest you? Keep reading if yes.

To access your work computer from home, if it's all about entering the operating system environment, data and applications under the system, simply run EaseUS Todo Backup and put the system of the work computer into a removable USB flash drive! Please check out THE LAST PART and learn how to.

Using Windows Remote Desktop Connection to access your work computer from home

For average computer users, it seems impossible to grasp the skills to remotely connect one computer to another. As a matter of fact, Microsoft compiled an article (applies to Windows 7) about how to use Remote Desktop Connection to make the remote connection of two computers happen, and after a successful connection, you can use all of your work computer's programs, files, and network resources from your home computer. But note that it's not an easy thing, you have to obey the rules as follows.

  • Both computers are connected to the same network or to the Internet.
  • To connect to a remote work computer, that computer must be turned on, and you cannot connect to a computer that's asleep or hibernating.
  • Remote Desktop must be enabled on the work computer and you need your computer to grant you remote access to the network.
  • You need to type the computer name or IP address of the work computer when starting the connection.

One more extra but really important note:

If your company does not grant you access, or if the network is not set up for remote access, you will not be able to access your work computer from home. And the attempt to access your company's network or your work computer without the company's official consent, this could result in termination and possibly prosecution.

What's The Alternative Way to Use Your Work Computer at Home

Using Remote Desktop Connection gives you access to the work computer even you are sitting at home, but the rules make it truly hard to take effect. Alternatively, we find you an easier way to access your work computer from home!

It's by using the EaseUS USB bootable software to image the whole system of your work computer. Once put the image onto a removable drive, you can access the imaged system anywhere you like, not only from home but also on a vacation or on a business trip as long as you got a computer or laptop at hand. This way of remote access sounds more like transferring Windows system to a USB flash drive so that you can get into this computer system in any place.

How to Access Your Computer from Home with a USB Hard Drive

Prepare the things you're going to use:

Step 1. Download the commercial version of EaseUS Todo Backup on your Windows 10/8.1/8/7 computer.

Step 2. Prepare a USB flash drive with enough storage space to hold the system files. (Data on the USB flash drive will be erased during the transfer procedure. Make sure that you backed up the USB drive in advance.)

After the preparation, follow the detailed guide below to get things done.

In the office:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup. Expand the menu and click "System Clone" in the lower position.

click system clone

Step 2. On the "System clone" window, the software will choose the system partition and boot partition by default. Just Choose the USB drive as the destination disk. 

Click on "Advanced options" and then "Create Portable Windows USB drive". Click "OK".

choose the usb drive to create a portable windows usb drive

Click "Proceed". The software will start immediately cloning the default partitions of your desktop/laptop to the USB drive. After the cloning process is over, you can safely plug the USB drive out.

start to create portable windows usb drive

Step 3. To boot the cloned system from the USB drive on other Windows devices, just connect the drive to the device. After the connection, 
Wait for the computer configuring system settings and you will finally arrive at the desktop screen that's exactly the same with that of the cloned system.
Put the "username" and "password" of the cloned system.
Done. You should now successfully enter the cloned system.

At home:

Step 1. Now take out the bootable USB drive you created in the office. Connect it to your home computer.

Step 2. Press "F2" consecutively while starting your computer and this will bring you to the BIOS settings. You need to set the boot drive preference there. Choose the EaseUS Todo Backup bootable USB flash drive.

choose easeus todo backup bootable usb flash drive as the boot drive

Step 3. Wait for the computer configuring system settings and you will finally arrive at the desktop screen that's exactly the same with that of your work computer.

Step 4. Put the username and password of the work computer. 

Step 5. Done. You are now accessing your work computer's system! The same system settings, user profile, data, and applications, it's just like you're sitting in front of your computer at work.