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    How to Install or Uninstall Miracast Connect Wireless Display Feature to Project to this PC in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Apps & Features
    31 Aug 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Install or Uninstall Miracast Connect Wireless Display Feature to Project to this PC in Windows 10


    Miracast is a wireless technology your PC, laptop, or tablet can use to project your screen to wireless TVs, projectors, and streaming media players that also support Miracast. You can use this to share what you’re doing on your PC, present a slide show, or even play your favorite game on a larger screen.

    The Wireless Display optional feature adds the Connect app in Windows 10 allowing other devices on the same wireless network to use Connect to wireless display to wirelessly project to your computer with Miracast supported hardware.

    The Projecting to this PC feature uses the Connect app to allow you to wirelessly project your Windows Phone, another PC, or Android devices to the screen of this PC, and use its keyboard, mouse, and other devices too.

    See also: Get Wireless Display app for Xbox One in Microsoft Store

    Starting with Windows 10 version 2004, the Connect app for wireless projection using Miracast is no longer installed by default, but is available as an optional feature.

    This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall the Wireless Display optional feature in Windows 10 for projecting to this PC by devices with Miracast Connect app.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to install or uninstall the Wireless Display optional feature.

    Your PC can only be projected to from devices on the same wireless private and domain networks, but not on public networks.



    Contents

    • Option One: Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Settings
    • Option Two: Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Command Prompt



    EXAMPLE: Connect app when Wireless Display optional feature is installed
    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-connect_wireless_display-1.jpg Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-connect_wireless_display-2.png






    OPTION ONE

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Settings


    1 Open Settings, and click/tap on the Apps icon.

    2 Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-1.jpg

    3 Do step 4 (install) or step 5 (uninstall) below for what you want to do.


    4 Install Connect Wireless Display Feature

    A) Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-2.png

    B) Check Wireless Display, click/tap on Install, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-3.png


    5 Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature

    A) Scroll down, click/tap on Wireless Display, click/tap on Uninstall, and go to step 6. (see screenshot below)

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-5.png


    6 When the Wireless Display feature has been installed or uninstalled, you can close Settings if you like. (see screenshots below)

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-6.png Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-wireless_display_settings-7.png






    OPTION TWO

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Command Prompt


    1 Open an elevated command prompt.

    2 Copy and paste the command you want to use into the elevated command prompt, and press Enter. (see screenshots below)

    (Install)
    DISM /Online /Add-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0

    OR

    (Uninstall)
    DISM /Online /Remove-Capability /CapabilityName:App.WirelessDisplay.Connect~~~~0.0.1.0

    3 When the operation completed successfully, you can close the elevated command prompt if you like.

    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-add_wireless_display_command.png Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10-remove_wireless_display_command.png


    That's it,
    Shawn





  1. Posts : 12,010
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1826
       #1

    I have never tried projecting to another display before. It does not work for me.

    I have looked at these tutorials
    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC - TenForumsTutorials
    Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC - TenForumsTutorials
    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature - TenForumsTutorials
    but even after trying what I think they say I do not believe that I really understand what I am supposed to do.

    0 Preps - I checked that both computers are talking to each other on my home [WiFi] network - Dell Inspiron 7779, HP Pavilion TP01-0026na.
    1 I have set up Settings, System, Projecting to this PC on both computers [Available everywhere] because I want to try both directions eventually.
    2 I have checked that I have the app Connect installed on both computers & have run it. But the other computer does not appear in the big blue dialog shown in the example above, each computer just shows itself.
    3 I have also looked for the 'Wireless display' app but it is nowhere to be found. I think it might be an older name for the Connect app.
    4 If I run System, Display, Connect to a wireless display then the other computer's display appears in Notifications for me to click on but it then takes a minute or so "Connecting to your device" before then telling me it cannot do so.
    - The little black connection overlay stays at the top of the screen but clicking on Reconnect does nothing.
    - I get the same behaviour whichever computer I try from.
    - I have tried this with the Connect app open and also without running it but there is no change in the behaviour.

    What am I missing?

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 19 Jul 2020 at 04:20.
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  2. Posts : 62,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello Denis @Try3,

    It really comes down to if the wireless display you want to project to supports Miracast or not.

    The Wireless Display feature adds the Connect app. There will not be a Wireless Display app.

    It sounds like you doing the same in the tutorial to connect to the wireless display, but it wouldn't hurt to double check.

    Connect to Wireless Display with Miracast in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 12,010
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1826
       #3

    Shawn,

    Thanks for replying.

    I've checked that other tutorial and, using dxdiag, that both support Miracast.

    I was hoping that I had simply misunderstood something but it does seem to be a technical problem instead.

    I've ordered some extra bits & bobs that will let me use physical connections [so the laptop can use the desktop's monitor directly instead]. I'll put the wireless display issue into the very large pile of things to be resolved in the fullness of time.

    All the best,
    Denis
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  4. Posts : 62,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    I've always found it to be pretty finicky as well. A direct cable connection is always best if able.
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  5. Posts : 62,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #5

    The Connect app for wireless projection using Miracast is no longer installed by default, but is available as an optional feature.

    Features removed and deprecated in Windows 10 version 2004
      My Computers


  6. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #6

    None of the above works. I'm using an Asus T200 which supports Miracast which I'm planning to use as a second screen.
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  7. Posts : 62,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #7

    asust200 said:
    None of the above works. I'm using an Asus T200 which supports Miracast which I'm planning to use as a second screen.
    Hello asust200, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    Do you mean this is not installing the Connect app for you?
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  8. Posts : 2
    Windows
       #8

    Hello. Mine says it is 10586. Does this mean it is impossible to get? What are the alternatives?
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  9. Posts : 62,315
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #9

    asust200 said:
    Hello. Mine says it is 10586. Does this mean it is impossible to get? What are the alternatives?
    Oh my. You are on an old build of version 1511.

    The method in this tutorial is only available in version 2004 and higher.

    If you would like to directly update to the latest version and build of Windows 10, you could use the Windows 10 Update Assistant as per the tutorial below to do so. Afterwards, you'll be able to install the Connect app.

    Update to Latest Version of Windows 10 using Update Assistant
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