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    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Hardware & Drivers
    12 Jun 2020
    Designer Media Ltd


    How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10


    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.

    Starting with Windows 10 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 enable or disable the ability to project to this PC for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable projecting to this PC.

    Starting with Windows 10 version 2004, Projecting to this PC requires having the Wireless Display optional feature installed.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using Group Policy
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Projecting to this PC Disabled
    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-projecting_to_this_pc-disabled.png




    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using Group Policy


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option Two below.


    1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Connect

    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-projecting_to_this_pc_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Connect in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Don't allow this PC to be projected to policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Projecting to this PC

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Disable Projecting to this PC

    A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-projecting_to_this_pc_gpedit-2.jpg

    7 When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect

    AllowProjectionToPC DWORD

    0 = Disable
    (delete) = Enable


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


    2 To Enable Projecting to this PC

    This is the default setting.

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

    Enable_Projecting_to_this_PC.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Projecting to this PC

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

    Disable_Projecting_to_this_PC.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

    6 When 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




  1. Posts : 1
    WINDOWS 10
       #1

    Connect Folder is not available under windows components


    Hi.
    I am trying to enable allow PC to be projected.

    Under computer Configuration>Admin. Templates> Windows Components>
    I dont see the folder "Connect" Kindly help.
    I am planning to use my old Laptop as a second screen,

    OS: Windows 10 Pro
    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-windows-10-pro.pngEnable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-connect.png
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,983
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Hello TEJESHVEEBEE, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    What build of Windows 10 do you currently have installed?

    Find Windows 10 Build Number

    I checked in the latest Windows 10 version 2004 build 10941.264 to see if anything may have changed, but the group policy is still there for me.

    If supported, Projecting to this PC is enabled by default in Windows 10. I suppose for now, you could try using option 2 to set via registry instead though.

    Do you have the settings in option 1 below to turn on Projecting to this PC?

    Turn On or Off Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 21,906
    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #3

    After updating to 2004 projecting to this PC may not necessarily be enabled. The Wireless Display is now an optional feature and may need to be added. Check for that in Settings > System > Projecting to this PC.

    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-2004-project-pc-yes.png
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,983
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Bree said:
    After updating to 2004 projecting to this PC may not necessarily be enabled. The Wireless Display is now an optional feature and may need to be added. Check for that in Settings > System > Projecting to this PC.


    Install or Uninstall Connect Wireless Display Feature in Windows 10
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  5. Premkumarkh's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 version 1909 (OS Build 18363.959)
       #5

    reg successfully added and now cast app screen comes but remain stuck


    the casting app begins to work but fail to cast.
    Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10-caast.jpg
    It stuck here. screen not cast.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,983
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Premkumarkh said:
    the casting app begins to work but fail to cast.
    It stuck here. screen not cast.
    Hello mate,

    You might check on the device you are trying to project to see if there may be a setting or prompt you have to approve to allow it to be projected to.
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  7. Premkumarkh's Avatar
    Posts : 7
    Windows 10 version 1909 (OS Build 18363.959)
       #7

    Brink said:
    Hello mate,

    You might check on the device you are trying to project to see if there may be a setting or prompt you have to approve to allow it to be projected to.
    hello brink,
    as far as my device and laptop is concern no prompt or any notification is coming, it remains like the attached screen shot in the laptop and on the android phone...
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  8. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 59,983
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Premkumarkh said:
    hello brink,
    as far as my device and laptop is concern no prompt or any notification is coming, it remains like the attached screen shot in the laptop and on the android phone...
    Since this is from an Android phone to laptop, double check the items below to see if anything may stand out.

    Project Android Phone to Screen on Windows 10 PC
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