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How to Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing when 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 Windows Phone or 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.

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 to require a PIN for pairing when projecting to this PC for all users in Windows 10.

Note   Note
Your PC might have trouble displaying the content of the projected 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 Require PIN for Pairing in Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing using a REG file





Turn On or Off Require PIN for Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Require PIN for Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing 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. Turn on or off (default) Require PIN for pairing on the right side for what you want.

4. You can now close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Require PIN for Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Require PIN for Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing using a REG file

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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 key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver

Primary Authorization Method DWORD

2 = On
3 = Off

Secondary Authorization Method DWORD

0 = On
3 = Off

Tertiary Authorization Method DWORD

0 = On/Off


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Ask_to_Project-Require_PIN_for_pairing-ON.reg

download


 3. Turn Off Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

NOTE: This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Ask_to_Project-Require_PIN_for_pairing-OFF.reg

download


4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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



That's it,
Shawn