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How to Turn On or Off 'Projecting to this PC' in Windows 10

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The "Projecting to this PC" feature uses the Connect app to allow you to wirelessly connect a connect a Continuum enabled Windows Phone or another PC to your PC's screen, and use its keyboard, mouse, and other devices too.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14328, there is separate settings available for Projecting to this PC if your PC has Wi-Fi.

Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 14385, Projecting to a PC auto-discoverability is off by default.

Windows PCs and phones can project to your PC when you say it's OK.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off Projecting to this PC for all users in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Your PC might have trouble displaying the content of the Windows 10 Mobile phone or Windows 10 PC if its hardware wasn't specifically optimized for Miracast.

Your PC can on be projected to on private and domain networks, but not on public networks.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off "Projecting to this PC" in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off "Projecting to this PC" using a REG file





Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off "Projecting to this PC" in Settings

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

2. Click/tap on Projecting to this PC on the left side. (see screenshot below)

3. Select Available everywhere on secure networks, Available everywhere, or Always off (default) under Windows PCs and phones can project to your PC when you say it's OK on the right side for what you want.

4. You may also wish to change the Ask to project to this PC, Require PIN for pairing, and/or if This PC can be discovered for projection only when it is plugged in settings.

5. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off "Projecting to this PC" using a REG file

Note   Note
You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.


The .reg files below will modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver

NetworkQualificationEnabled DWORD

0 = Always Off/Available everywhere
1 = Available everywhere on secure networks

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\PlayToReceiver

AutoEnabled DWORD

0 = Always Off
1 = Available everywhere/Available everywhere on secure networks


1. Do step 2 (Windows manage), step 3 (on), step 4 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Set Projecting to this PC as "Available everywhere on secure networks"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Project_to_this_PC-Available_on_secure_networks.reg

download


 3. To Set Projecting to this PC as "Available everywhere"

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Project_to_this_PC-Available_everywhere.reg

download


 4. To Turn Projecting to this PC "Always Off"

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.

Project_to_this_PC-Always_Off.reg

download

5. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

6. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

7. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



That's it,
Shawn