How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC on Windows 11?

You can use the Projecting to this PC feature to have apps and content from another device show on your PC screen.  This Windows feature that uses wireless technology to project the content of other devices to your PC screen and allows you to control the connected device using your mouse or keyboard. Also, it can use this feature to protect the screen of a Windows Phone, Android Phone, or another Windows PC over the same wireless network.

Projecting to this PC uses the Connect app for screen mirroring. This app is no longer available in Windows, but the functionality can still be accessed via Wireless Display, which can be installed as an ‘optional feature’ on Windows 11. In addition to this, it requires hardware support for the Miracast app.

In this risewindows article, we will guide you on how to enable or disable Projecting to this PC on Windows 11.

How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 11 Settings?

Follow these steps to turn on or off Projecting to this PC in Windows 11 Settings:-

Step 1. Firstly, open Windows 11 Settings.

Step 2. Now, select the System category in the left sidebar.

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Step 3. Then, scroll down and click on the Projecting to this PC option.

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Step 4. After that, in the topmost dropdown menu, select “Available everywhere on secure networks” or the “Available everywhere” option to enable the setting.

So, if you want to disable the feature, choose the “Always Off” option.

Here, you should be able to enable or disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 11 by executing the above steps.

How to Turn On or Off “Projecting to this PC” using Registry Editor?

Perform these steps to enable or disable “Projecting to this PC” through Windows 11 Registry Editor:-

Step 1. As usual, open Registry Editor.

Step 2. Now, when Registry Editor appears on your computer, navigate to the following path:-

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows

Step 3. Then, right-click on the Windows folder and select New >Key.

Step 4. After that, name the newly created key to Connect.

Step 5. Next, right-click on the Connect folder and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 6. Then, rename the newly created REG_DWORD toAllowProjectionToPC.

Step 7. Here, double-click on AllowProjectionToPC REG_DWORD and set its Value Data to the following:-

  • 0: To disable Projecting to this PC.
  • 1: To enable Projecting to this PC.

Step 8. Lastly, restart your PC to apply the changes.

How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC in Windows 11 through Local Group Policy Editor?

To turn on or off Projecting to this PC in Windows 11 through Local Group Policy Editor, use these steps:-

Step 1. First, open Local Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. Now, when Local Group Policy Editor opens, navigate to the following path:-

 Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Connect

Step 3. Then, double-click on the “Don’t allow this PC to be projected to” setting.

Step 4. After that, select the Disabled option to enable the setting.

Quick Note: Choose the Enabled option to disable the Projecting to this PC feature.

Step 5. Next, click on the Apply button.

Step 6. Then, click the OK button.

Step 7. Finally, restart your PC to apply the changes.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be informative to you.

Good luck & keep reading, guys…!!!

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