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How to Connect to a Projector or PC on Windows 10 PC

Want to mirror your PC screen to another TV or Projector wirelessly? This guide will show you how to connect your PC to the Projector or TV. In this guide, you will also learn how to project a screen-broken computer on another PC, so that you can control that computer with keyboard and mouse, and use files that stored in the PC.

How to Connect Your Windows 10 PC to a Projector or TV

You can connect your PC using one of the cable connectors in the room, or connect to a projector wirelessly with Miracast. With these methods below, it’s easy to connect to the external display.

Method 1: Connect a project wired

Step 1: Connect your computer to the TV or projector with appropriate cables.

Connect your computer to TV

Step 2: Once connected, press the Windows logo key + P to bring up monitor options.

Bring up monitor options

Step 3: Choose one of the four options:

  • PC screen only. You’ll see everything on your PC.(When you're connected to a wireless projector, this option changes to Disconnect.)
  • Duplicate. You’ll see the same things on both screens.
  • Extend. You'll see everything spread over both screens, and you can drag and move items between the two.
  • Second screen only. You’ll see everything on the connected screen. Your other screen will be blank.

Select one of projector mode

Method 2: Connect to projector or TV Wirelessly

If your PC and the projector both support Miracast, you might not even need a cable. To do:

Press the Windows logo key‌ + P, select Connect to a wireless display, choose a projector, and you're set.

Connect to a wireless display

To check if your PC has Miracast and can be projected to: Open Action Center, click the Connect button. Your PC will tell you. Detail see: 2 Ways to Check if Your Windows 10 Supports Miracast.

How to Project a Phone or Another PC to Windows 10 PC

You can project a Windows 10 Mobile phone or remote PC to your computer screen using Miracast wireless technology, make it available to control the remote screen with your keyboard and mouse.

There are two steps: customize the settings, and then use the Connect app to establish a connection.

Part 1: Custom the Projecting to this PC Settings in Windows 10

Step 1: Click the Start button, open the Settings app, open System.

Open Windows 10 System

Step 2: Select Project to this PC tab, in order to make your device discoverable by the other device you're trying to project, you have to customize the Windows PCs and phones can project to this PC when you say it's OK option. And enable This PC can be discovered for projection only when it is plugged settings.

Make device discoverable by the other device

If this option is disabled, refer this guide to enable the ability to project to this PC.

Cannot project to this PC

If you like, you can rename your PC to make easier to discover the device on the remote host.

Part 2: Project a device to your computer

Use the following steps to mirror other computer’s display to your Windows PC wirelessly, learn more how to connect smartphone's screen to a wireless display see Project Smartphone's Screen to Windows 10 PC via Miracast.

Step 1: Click on the Action Center button in the Taskbar, click the Connect button.

Project a device to your computer

Step 2: Then click the name of the device you're trying to project. Click Yes to allow that device to project.

Project a device to your PC

Step 3: Check the Allow input from a keyboard or mouse connected to this display option as necessary.

Allow input from a keyboard or mouse

Once connected, you'll also be able to control the remote screen with your keyboard and mouse.

Connect device to your Windows 10 PC