If you’re having trouble with your computer and you are having a hard time getting your son or daughter to understand? With Log Me In, your child can create an account for free which will then allow them to access your computer and fix the issues no matter where they are as long as they have an Internet connection. For all of that to happen, you must first install LogMeIn on your computer. Following are simple steps to install the program on a Macintosh computer. (Because they are the best!)

Start by going to http://logmein.com

You will see an area to login on the right hand of the screen. Your son or daughter should provide you with their account credentials. Once you have typed them in, click “Log Me In.”

Next, you will see a screen with the computer linked to the account. If they have never set up Log Me In with another computer, you will not see any other computers. On this screen you will see a blue rectangle that says “Add Computer.” Click on that to start the process of adding your computer.
After you click “Add Computer,” the next screen will display your options when downloading Log Me In. I would suggest having your screen mimic the screen shot below. I selected LogMeIn free and deselected the free trial of LogMeIn Pro.  After you click continue, it will bring up a screen to download LogMeIn. This screen also explains how to install the program once it has finished downloading. Start the download by clicking the green rectangle “Download Now.”
Depending on your browser, it will come up in a download window where you can see it’s progress. The program will only take a few seconds to download depending on your Internet speed. Once completed, you can either double click the item in the download window that pops up or you can go to your Downloads folder. An easy way to find this is on the dock near the trash can (displayed below).

Hopefully that looks familiar and you can find it quickly! If you have an older OS, you can also find this by going to your Finder window and clicking on Downloads.

When you go into downloads, click the .dmg file and it should extract in the downloads folder. Click the extracted file which should look like a box. (featured in the above photo.)

When you double click to open the box, the install guide should open and look like this:
Click “Continue” or “Next” as promoted and agree to the terms of service. Click “Install when it comes up. The installation process window should look like this:
After that finishes installing, you should see the summary window telling you it has completed successfully.
Congratulations! You just downloaded LogMeIn and can now call your kids to fix all your computer needs! 🙂

Remember – your computer must be turned on and connected to the Internet for your children to access it.

Have fun!

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