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How to Enable Ability to Project to This PC in Windows 10

The Projecting to this PC feature allows user to connect a Windows Phone or PC to your Windows 10 screen wearilessly, so that you can control that connected device with your keyboard, mouse, and other devices too. If your PC cannot discoverable by other device, don't worry! This guide will show you how to enable the ability to project to this PC for all users in Windows 10.


How to Enable Ability to Projecting to This PC using Group Policy

This option is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

Step 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor.

Open Local Group Policy Editor

Step 2: In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Connect

Step 3: In the right pane of Connect, double-click on Don't allow this PC to be projected to policy to edit it.

Allow projection to this PC

Step 4: Select Disabled or Not Configured option, if you allow this PC to be projected to. Then click on Apply followed by OK.

Enable ability to project to this PC

Step 5: When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor. Restart computer.

This feature should be available to be customized, and then you can turn on This PC can be discovered for projection only when it is plugged settings. If you like you can continue to project other device to your PC.

Customize projecting to this PC settings

How to Enable Ability to Projecting to This PC via Registry Editor

To allow your Windows 10 PC to be projected, you can modify the DWORD value in the registry key.
This option is available for all editions of Windows 10.

Step 1: Open the Registry Editor.

Press Win + R keys to bring out Run dialog box. Type in regedit, then press Enter.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: When the Registry Editor opens, head to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect

In the right pane of Connect, double-click on the AllowProjectionToPC to edit it.

Allow projection to this PC

Step 3: In order to enable ability to project to this PC: Change its DWORD by deleting its value.

enable ability to projection to this PC

Step 4: When finished, click OK, and close Registry Editor.