No doubt TeamViewer is one of the best, free remote access and remote desktop sharing software over internet.
Let’s say your friend is facing some computer issues and she does not know much about computers. It’ll be really difficult for you to guide your friend over phone as mostly she’d not understand what to do and your phone bill would run high as well !for
This is where TeamViewer comes in picture and works best. You can sit at the comfort of your house and help your friend who can possibly be sitting thousands of miles away (Make sure you have direct internet connection as TeamViewer does not work if it’s behind proxy).
TeamViewer is free for personal use, but you’ll have to buy a license if you are using it for commercial purposes. Off late I had a few readers e-mailing a common problem they had with TeamViewer.
The common problem was that, even though these visitors were not using TeamViewer for commercial purpose they were getting the following message:
“Commercial Use Suspected”
In such case, my first suggestion is that you contact TeamViewer team and inform them about the problem and see if they can solve the issue.
However, there is a way to solve this, but this should be used only if you don’t get a reply from teamviewer and is a bit of technical process, so you have to dabble your hand in it only if you know what you are upto.
1> First Close Teamviewer, if it is running.
2> Click on Start –> Run –> type %appdata% –> delete TeamViewer folder
3> Delete registry folder:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/software/teamviewer on win32 or
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Wow6432Node/TeamViewer on win64
4> Change the MAC Address of your LAN card read bellow how to do it.
- disable the nic
- change the mac address in the registry script located at the bottom of this text, where 0009 is the number of the nic as it is registered by the system in the registry
- execute the reg script
- enable the nic
5> Restart your Teamviewer and you should get a new ID and also should solve the “Commercial Use Suspected” problem.
How to change your MAC address
To change you mac addrress on specific nic, you have to add the key named "NetworkAddress" to specific nic in the windows registry.
Note: do not change the mac address from all nics of your system, but only one or two nics you may use.
An easy way to update the registry is to load the follow text as .reg file, please do correct the proper 4digit number where your nic is registered! In this example, this 4digit number is the 0009.
To find the proper 4digit number, you have to find the nic you are using. All the nic of your computer are in
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
in any case, if you are using teamviewer on about 5 hours per day, you will need to do this procedure every week; maybe then you have to contact with them and solve he problem.
another solution: is to load the teamviewer in virtual machine... your license key will be activated as it was new computer; the nics are fewer and the cheat applied easiest