Logmein and Windows 7

By | 5 March, 2009

I’ve been doing a lot of investigation and trying out of things on the Betas of Windows 7, and not since XP have I seen a rock solid product from Microsoft.

The problem with being on the forefront of technology however is that some software doesn’t always work without a bit of digging. (This is where the fun begins! You’ll be seeing a few of these Windows 7 posts come up…)

Logmein is a fantastic bit of software for accessing you PC over the internet, and its free! But to my dismay, the standard setup doesn’t quite work yet for Windows 7.

However I did find this workaround, I claim no credit though for this one:

1. Use this link and download and save the zip file: https://secure.logmein.com/logmein.zip

2. Unzip the contents to a folder. In this case we’re going to extract it to a folder called “logmein” on the desktop.

3. Go to Start->All Programs->Accessories, right-click on Command Prompt and select “Run as Administrator.”

4. Once open, type “cd\users\<user name>\desktop\logmein\x86” and press enter. (notes: do not put the quotes in when using this command. if running 64-bit Windows change the ‘x86’ to ‘x64’)

5. Type “logemein install” and press enter.

6. The installer will run and you should then see the tray icon when it’s finished. Right click on the icon and select ‘Open LogMeIn…’

7. Firefox will open and you’ll get an error box. Just click ok.

8. Copy and paste this address into the address bar:

9. Click through if you get a popup warning you about a certificate. On the page itself you will see something to allow an exception. Click on that and then click ‘Get certificate’in the next box. Again you will probably get another warning but just click add anyway.

10. You should see the familiar LogMeIn screen. Just put in your computer user credentials and then you will be asked for your LogMeIn credentials and you should be all set after that.

Quoted from the Logmein Forums, User: Doober.

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