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How to Enable or Disable 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 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.


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
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Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using Group Policy

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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

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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)

NOTE: 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)

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






Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC using a REG file

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The .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

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.

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