I'm trying to use TeamViewer 8 from a Windows 7 computer to access a Windows 8 computer, and I'm having a strange problem.

The scenario is the following:

  1. The connection is fine and I can access the remote computer.
  2. I can explore Windows in the remote computer, I mean, I can open File Explorer, Internet Explorer, Control Panel, etc.
  3. However, when I try to run any other application in the remote computer that doesn't belong to Windows, I can still view the remote screen, but I can't control the remote computer, I mean, I can't even control de mouse...
  4. If then the user of the remote PC closes the application, I have the control of the remote PC again...

Do you know why this is happening?

I've been using TeamViewer from Windows 7 to Windows 7 without problem, so I guess is something about Windows 8, but I don't know what... The teamviewer website says that it's compatible with Windows 8...

EDIT: and in the case nobody knows the solution, can you suggest any other good application for remote control that works well in Windows 8?

  • ask this the teamveiwer support – magicandre1981 Jul 19 '13 at 4:12
  • "Remote destop" is in my opinion the fastest but not suitable for remote support (i.e. both sides can view the screen) and you'll need a vpn to set it up securely. You could try logmein.com or even google chrome remote control. – Rik Jul 24 '13 at 23:28

change your team viewer mode and switch it win xp in compatability mode.... by going into properties of TV and select comaptibility mode as win xp in remote computer

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The issue has been solved in recent updates of TeamViewer

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