Projecting to This PC is one of the best features of Windows 10 computers. It is mainly designed to allow you to use a Wi-Fi connection to project the display through a wireless network from a Windows 10 device or phone to another Windows 10 computer. For instance, if your smartphone like Samsung Galaxy has a Smart View option then you can easily screen mirror your smartphone to a Windows 10 device using Projecting to this PC. So, in this guide, you will learn how to fix Projecting to this PC is greyed out on Windows 10.
Meanwhile, as I said earlier Samsung Galaxy devices have a built-in Smart View feature while iOS devices come with AirPlay for screen mirroring or screencasting. On the other hand, Windows 10 introduced Projecting to this PC feature to let you screen mirror your smartphone to PC or screen mirror your Laptop to any supported smart TV.
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The Projecting to this PC feature uses the Connect app to enable you to project your Windows Phone, another PC, or Android devices wirelessly to this PC’s screen, using your keyboard, mouse, and other devices as well. Starting with Windows 10 build 14328, if your PC has Wi-Fi, there are separate settings available for Projecting to this PC.
Windows PCs and phones will be able to project to your PC if you allow it.
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How to Fix Projecting to This PC Greyed Out on Windows 10
There are plenty of reasons that the Projecting to this PC option is greyed and it heavily depends on your computer. While in most cases, the reason that Projecting to this PC is greyed out is because a feature called “Wireless Display” isn’t properly installed, or maybe you have accidentally uninstalled it without knowing its usage.
So, if this is the problem that you’re facing while screen mirroring a smartphone to your computer then simply install Wireless Display and the problem will be fixed within a minute. So, here’s how to install Wireless Display to fix Projecting to this PC is greyed out the issue.
Note: If your computer is connected through Ethernet (Wired) then it can’t be fixed. You must connect the computer via Wi-Fi.
Step 1. Go to the Windows Setting or simply press Windows + I to open Settings.
Step 2. Click Apps.
Step 3. Click Optional features under Apps & features.
Step 4. Click Add a feature.
Step 5. Now, from the given list find out Wireless Display and check the box next to it and click Install.
Or simply find Wireless Display from the list, click on it to enable the Install option, and then click Install.
Step 6. Go to Settings > System > Projecting to this PC and check if the problem is fixed. As you can see in the screenshot below that the problem is successfully fixed and it isn’t greyed out anymore.
That’s it. This is how you can fix Projecting to this PC is greyed out on Windows 10 devices. If the Wireless Display is the reason behind Projecting to this PC is greyed out then you can fix it by following the above-mentioned steps. Though by default, Wireless Display is installed, and maybe you have accidentally uninstalled it and causes the problem while screen mirroring or projecting.
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It did not work. Any other suggestions? It failed.
Well, it usually works.
Very happy now I can play games from my phone and use the cameras too, this laptop with windows 10 is amazing, I have had it for months and still finding new things about it thanks to Microsoft.