When Projecting to this PC is greyed out on your Windows 10 PC or laptop then it means you can’t screen mirror, cast, or project a smartphone to your Windows 10 PC or your laptop to a smart TV wirelessly. Meanwhile, we will show you the easiest way to fix the Projecting to This PC is Greyed Out on Windows 10.
However, Projecting to this PC is one of the best features of Windows 10 computers for this PC. It is primarily intended to allow you to use a Wi-Fi connection to project the display from a Windows 10 laptop or phone to another Windows 10 machine over a wireless network.
For your information, Samsung Galaxy devices have built-in ‘Smart View‘ features while iOS devices come with ‘AirPlay‘ for screen mirroring or screencasting. Windows 10, on the other hand, added Projecting to this PC function to allow you to mirror your smartphone to your PC or mirror your laptop to any supported smart TV.
What is Projecting to this PC?
Projecting to this PC is a feature on Windows 10 that allows you to connect wirelessly to the monitor of another device and use it as your second monitor. For example, if you have two Miracast supported computers, you can use Computer A as your main computer and connect your computer B screen to your second monitor using Wireless Display technology. That being said, to make Projecting work on this PC, you’ll need both computer hardware that supports Miracast.
How to Fix Projecting to This PC Greyed Out on Windows 10
There are several explanations why the option of projecting to this PC is grey out and it depends heavily on your machine. Although the reason for projecting to this PC in most cases is greyed out because a feature called “Wireless Display” is not properly installed, or you might have uninstalled it unintentionally without understanding how to use it. So, here’s how to fix the Projecting to This PC is Greyed Out on Windows 10.
So, if this is the issue you face when mirroring a smartphone to your device on the computer, simply install Wireless Display and within a minute the issue will be resolved. So, here’s how to install ‘Wireless Display’ to solve the greyed out problem of projecting to this PC.
Step 1. Press Windows key+I simultaneously to open Settings.
Step 2. Click Apps.
Step 3. Click Optional features under Apps & features.
Step 4. Click on Add a feature.
Step 5. Scroll down all the way and then check the box next to Wireless Display and click Install.
Step 6. Now, Wireless Display will be installed on your PC.
Step 7. 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 and now you can project any Android devices that support Miracast to your Windows PC.
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 solve 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.